Making Google Work for You

Course Description

You are familiar with computers and the way they work. Computers have contributed to the rise and spread of the Internet, which has now become the driving force for the networked communities around the globe. In this course, you will use products from Google such as Google Chrome, Google Mail, Google Desktop, iGoogle, and Google Maps to take full advantage of all that the Internet has to offer.

Course Objective:

You will use Google gadgets and applications to communicate, collaborate, obtain, and download information from the Internet.

Target Student:

This course is designed for any computer professional who may be new to, or needs to learn Google for web access, office productivity, and communication.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • explore and customize the Google Chrome user interface.
  • browse websites using Google Chrome.
  • obtain information from the web using the Google search engine and Google Maps.
  • communicate over the web.
  • manage information using bookmarks, alerts, and RSS feeds.
  • configure the privacy settings and pop-up settings in Google Chrome.


Students should have a basic understanding of Windows, including how to use files and folders.

Related Classes:

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Google

  • Topic 1A: Explore the Google Chrome Interface
  • Topic 1B: Customize the Google Chrome Interface
  • Topic 1C: Use the Google Chrome Help Center

Lesson 2: Browsing Websites Using Google Chrome

  • Topic 2A: View Web Pages on Tabs and Windows
  • Topic 2B: Navigate Through a Web Page

Lesson 3: Obtaining Information from the Web

  • Topic 3A: Search the Web Using Google Gadgets
  • Topic 3B: Search the Web Using Google Maps
  • Topic 3C: Download Information from the Web
  • Topic 3D: Save a Web Page

Lesson 4: Communicating over the Web

  • Topic 4A: Communicate Using Google Mail
  • Topic 4B: Chat Using Google Talk
  • Topic 4C: Collaborate Using Google

Lesson 5: Managing Information

  • Topic 5A: Work with Bookmarks
  • Topic 5B: Create an iGoogle Page
  • Topic 5C: Set RSS Feeds

Lesson 6: Managing Web Settings in Google Chrome

  • Topic 6A: Configure the Privacy Settings
  • Topic 6B: Configure the Pop-Up Settings

Appendix A: Search Operators

  • Supplemental Topic Search the Web Using Advanced Search Operators


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