Get Started Using Google Docs

Your Google Account

Whether you are your team's leader or a member who needs to work on the document, you will need to set up a Google account. If you use any of the following Google sevices, you already have one:

If you already use one of these services, you can sign into your existing Google account. Once signed in, you can click on Docs & Spreadsheets.

If you do not use any of the above services, you can set up a new Google account. Once you have created your account, you should be able to go to Docs & Spreadsheets.

Team Leaders

Team leaders should set up the new document your team will use to collaborate on your paper. (If you aren't the team leader, don't get start until your team leader sends you the link to the shared document.)

You can view this short tutorial for setting up a shared document.

Team Members

Once your team leader has set up a document for your team to collaborate on, sign on to Google Docs and begin making your contributions. Your team members can sign on to the document at different times or even simultaneously and Google will keep track of what each person contributes.

You can view this short tutorial on using Google Docs collaboration features.