Use Google Docs Templates

A Google Docs template is like a virtual copy machine which allows you to provide students with a consistent page format to guide the learning.

Snapshots of Examples from Julian:

How To...

Use an Existing Templates

  1. Sign in to your Google account
  2. When viewing your list of GoogleDocs, choose Create New > From Template from the button on the left side of the screen.
  3. Use the search box at the top of the page to find templates and use the links on the left side of the page to narrow your search by category or specific type of Google Doc.
  4. When you find a template you like, click Use This Template. A copy of the template will move to your list of Google Docs.
  5. Modify the template as needed and use it.

Create a Template:

  1. Sign in to your Google account
  2. Create a new document, presentation, form, spreadsheet or drawing.
  3. Add your content and save.
  4. Go to your list of Google Docs.
  5. Choose Create New > From Template from the button on the left side of the screen.
  6. On the new screen that appears, choose Submit a Template.
  7. Click on the link to Choose from your GoogleDocs
  8. Complete the form with information about your template and submit.
  9. The template will become available in the gallery in a few minutes.
Use a Template with Students:
Students must be logged in to Google Docs to pick up a template.

Create a link on your webpage to help students pick up a template.

  1. Go to the template gallery and find your template.
  2. Choose Preview, found next to the Use This Template button.
  3. Copy the web address from the top of the screen.
  4. Using the copied web address, create a link on your webpage.
  5. When students click on the link, they will jump to the preview, as long as they are logged in to Google Docs.
  6. From the preview page, students should click on Use This Template to add a copy of the document to their Google Docs.
  7. If students are working in groups, ask one student per group to open the template, then share it with the other group members.
  8. Rename the document.