Class 4 (27 March)
Imminent … 🙂
Class 3 (20 March)
Class 2 (13 March, done)
Things to do and learn
- You now have an employee ID number as authentication.
Internal team communication
- Team-only email
- Chat – team instant messages
Sharing folders, photos and documents
- How you can see and use photos and documents in a folder that has been shared with you (ie- you are not the owner).
- How you can comment on photos in a folder that has been shared with you (ie – a folder owned by somebody else).
- How you can view, comment on, or edit a team document (ie- a document owned by somebody else).
- How you can create a document and share it with the team so they can all comment on it (if they want to).
Class 1 (6 March, done)
A. Outcomes for you, after the course
If you are still in the job market in some way …
You might be a job-seeker, or planning return to work after retirement or after being a carer …
- For office-based work, prospective employers might expect you to understand the basic concepts of cloud working — collaboration and sharing.
If you are self-employed, or helping to run a community project …
You might be reponsible for the internet presence of your business or project
- You will certainly need business-standard email — and even if you are solely responsible, an integrated package of apps would be very helpful.
If you are interested in useful digital skills …
For example – skills for business, non-profit, volunteering or education
- You might think that understanding collaborative methods actually used in work places is worth learning about.
If you are a regular user of WorkSpace email …
For example – seniors.org.uk, bold.org.uk
- You aready have access to all these apps, as though you were an employee — you will know what they are and where to find them — and you will have a better understanding of the advantages of business-standard privacy for personal use.
- Apps that are good for WorkSpace personal use include: Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Calendar, Keep.
If you are a regular user of Gmail.com …
- You already have access to personal versions of most of the WorkSpace apps — you will know what they are, where to find them.
- Apps that are good for Gmail users include: Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Calendar, Keep.
B. Think of yourself as an intern
- The setting for all this will be an imaginary social enterprise named Bold. You have been taken on as an imaginary intern, hoping to expand your digital skills in a new direction that differs in many ways from personal and recreational computing.
- So you will have an imaginary name, but a real workplace account at bold.org.uk – and you will be a member of a real team – the Bold Dream Team.
C. The tech we will use
- We will all use Chromebooks for one simple reason. In most work places, everybody uses similar equipment maintained by the employer. We have more Chromebooks than any other kind of laptop – so that is what we have arranged.
- In practice, you will find that the Chromebook laptops are very suitable for Google WorkSpace setups. Nothing is saved on the Chromebooks — everything is done in the cloud, and everything is saved in the cloud.
- If you want to use the same Chromebook each time, make a note of the Chromebook ID number label underneath.