Google Docs is an easy way to edit, co-edit, and share documents with students or others you are working with. Here is some basic information about Google Docs.
Once you create a document, you can either link to it from your WordPress site or embed it on a page or post.
In either case, the first step is to share the document by doing the following:
- Log into Google Drive
- Right-click the file and click Share
- Click “Get Shareable link”
- Copy the link from the highlighted text field, which you will use in a following step.
To link to the document, simply paste that link into a page/post.
To embed the document:
Activate the Google Docs Shortcode plugin on your site (from Plugins in dashboard).
If in the block editor, create a new Shortcode block and paste in this text, inserting the link to your Google Doc:
. Here is a detailed version of these instructions, which includes a video.
If in the classic editor, paste the following text directly into the visual editor, inserting the specific link to your Google Doc:
If you have further questions, see https://github.com/cuny-academic-commons/google-docs-shortcode, or ask about it our BMCC Open Pedagogy Seminar group forum.