eLearning Lessons in Google Docs
How To Add Your Content
- Replace template text [in brackets] with your own text.
- Fill in other text.
Files (PDF, Audio MP3, PPT, etc.)
- upload them into Google Drive
- make sure the share settings are set to "anyone with the link" and giving the permission the students need to have (view, comment, edit)
- copy the share link and add it as a link in your lesson
This is demonstrated in the Adding Links video below.
- Click where you want the link or highlight the text that you want to link.
- Click Insert > Link.
- In the "Text" field, type or paste the text you want to be linked.
- In the "Link" field, enter a URL or email address or search for a website.
- Click Apply.
If you are doing a video recording, I highly recommend that you upload it to your YouTube account. This will make is accessible on any device. It will save you some frustrations if you sign in to your account and set up your channel first.
- Sign into YouTube with your school Google account
- Click upload
- When prompted, create your "channel"
- You will now be able to upload video files, from your computer or directly from programs like Screencast-O-Matic, to your YouTube channel.
There are many tools available for video recording. If you're already comfortable with something, use it! If this is new to you, I recommend Screencast-O-Matic. It's free and relatively easy. Watch this video to learn the basics. Then follow the steps to upload your video to YouTube and find the URL to include it in your lesson.
Select "Upload to YouTube"
Make sure you have followed the steps to sign in and create your YouTube channel first.
Fill in Title & Description
Find Your Video on YouTube
It will be listed under "My Channel" when it finishes uploading (make take some time).
You won't be able to directly insert an audio file in Docs. The steps (demonstrated in the video below) are:
- Use Online Voice Recorder to make your audio recording.
- Save it to your computer.
- Upload it to Google Drive.
- Adjust the share settings so that anyone with the link can view.
- Place the link to your recording file in your lesson.
Getting the Share Link to Your Lesson
The full Google Docs Course is also available to help you learn more about using Google Slides. Go get your badge! Once you've built this lesson and used it with students, you'll have earned it!