Google Docs and Google Drive Video Tutorial 2013

Google Drive Tutorial 2013

Google Drive, also known as Google Docs, has undergone some substantial interface and functionality changes in 2012. The following 5 part video tutorial will present users with a thorough guide on using the 2013 web interface of Google Drive.

See Also: Gmail Video Series Tutorial 2013

One of the very first videos I published on YouTube was a beginners tutorial on Google Docs back in 2011. The tutorial received incredibly positive feedback with a few suggested improvements.

Based on Google’s upgrades on Google Docs in 2011 and my own desire to improve upon my original tutorial, I released a 2012 Google Docs How To Tutorial that ending up receiving even better feedback than the original.

For 2013, I have decided to go into more detail in covering Google Drive and Google Docs and have published 4 primary video tutorials regarding Google Drive and Google Docs. All 5 videos total to over an hour of instructional video on using all aspects of Google Drive.

All 4 videos are embedded below for your convenience.

I encourage you to bookmark, share and provide feedback on my tutorials to help share the knowledge of using this revolutionary cloud-based word processing and collaboration platform.

Google Drive Tutorial 2013 Chapters:

  1. Introduction
  2. Composing Google Documents in Google Drive
  3. Sharing Documents and Folders
  4. Document Organization and Management
  5. Advanced Sharing and Permissions
  6. Third Party Apps

1. Introduction to Google Drive:

Introduction to Google Drive

2. Composing Google Documents in Google Drive:

Google Drive Tutorial 2013 composing

3. Sharing Documents and Folders in Google Drive:

Google Drive Tutorial 2013 sharing

4. Document Organization and Management in Google Drive:

Google Drive Tutorial 2013 organization

5. Advanced Sharing and Permissions in Google Drive:

Google Drive Tutorial 2013 permission

6. Third Party Apps in Google Drive:

Google Drive Tutorial 2013 Apps

Additional Google Drive Content:

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Anson Alexander

About Anson Alexander

Anson has been publishing to since early 2011 and has recently opened an headquarters office to focus on the brand full time.

Anson specializes in providing software and technology tutorials in both print and video format. With hundreds of tutorials published on, Anson has also authored and recorded a course for as well as other media companies.

Anson has a degree in International Business and Information Systems from the University of Tampa and also enjoys enjoys traveling and gaming.

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31 Responses to "Google Docs and Google Drive Video Tutorial 2013"

  1. Cheryl Harvey says:

    These tutorials are so easy to follow. I have embedded them in our RTLB wiki intranet. They will be very useful. Thanks.

  2. Anson Alexander says:

    Thats great to hear and thanks for sharing on your site!

  3. Jamie M says:

    Thank you! My company just switch to using Google drive and it was taking me forever to complete simple projects. I will share these videos with others.

    1. Anson Alexander says:

      Best of luck Jamie and thanks for sharing!

  4. Flavia says:

    Thanks really easy to follow, you're really good explaining everything in an easy and simple way.

    1. Anson Alexander says:

      Flavia, I'm glad you found the tutorials helpful and I really appreciate the feedback!

  5. Stéphane says:

    Thank you for your tutorials regarding Google Drive, you are explaining everything in an easy way. it's been really helpful to follow and now Google drive is making much more sense to me.

    1. Anson Alexander says:


      Thanks for providing some feedback – it's good to hear that things are finally starting to make sense now. Thanks for watching!

      1. Stephane says:

        Hi Anson,

        Do you know if there's a way to encrypt a Google spreadsheet or Password protect a Google Document ?

        Thanks in advance

  6. David says:

    Thank you for your tutorials the Google Drive has come alive.

  7. Stanley Sumner says:

    Alex, Do you have a tutorial of trouble shooting? My Google Docs are not syncing with all my computers.

  8. Susan says:

    These videos are awesome. I'm preparing some training in Google Docs for my volunteer team who are mostly senior citizens. They do not catch on easily. Now after the training, I can point them to your videos. What I like best is that you don't assume they know anything and explain everything from the beginning. I don't have the patience for that. Bravo!

    1. Anson Alexander says:

      I'm glad to hear you're finding the tutorials helpful Susan. Thanks for watching and sharing!

      1. Susan says:

        Actually, I sent out your links prior to the training and asked students to watch them before training. The training was held today. The feedback was like: This guy (meaning you) is so accessible, not like most IT people. I agree!

        1. Anson Alexander says:

          Thats great to hear! I really try to do my best to read and respond to all of my comments!

  9. DoctorSam says:

    Love the videos. However, it would be extremely nice if you could add or included Closed Captions, for those of us who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
    We too use Smartphones, just like Hearing Folks do. I save a lot of files, docs, and photos on Drive, as well as Dropbox. Nevertheless, ii would be really helpful to know how to use GoogleDrive, more efficiently.

    1. Anson Alexander says:


      Thanks for checking out my tutorials. I actually don't really have a transcript for my videos as I come up with everything as I go. On YouTube however, you can click the "transcribe" button next to "share this" and it will provide a transcript for you. It isn't perfect, it isn't an official transcript but I'm sure you'll find this helpful. It not only available on my videos but on all videos where the publishers enable the feature so if you're deaf and using YouTube, this could open up a whole new world for you! Enjoy!

  10. Teresa says:

    Thank you! I definitely understand more of what I can do with gmail & I was afraid I was too old to learn new tricks….not so! Thanks for your clear directions.

  11. Nib West circa "old" Surrey UK citizen says:

    As a complete non IT person I find it refreshing that every video is idiot proof which covers me exactly as far as IT and it's uses I congratulate the author on his communication skills and his ability to not beliitle the viewer but instead clearly inform I also praise the speed with which [problems I have raised with him covering my own inexperience have so promptly and clearly been answered making my use of Google services far less intimidating and encouraging me to persevere and come to terms with the use of the internet services I had been so cautious of before meeting these videos and this man's explanatory skills . I am English myself living in Surrey in the UK and what is called here A senior citizen with the quite common attitude of my generation of being wary of technology because it is difficult to find someone who is sufficiently articulate and patient to explain to an Oldie' what they see as obvious but with the videos of Anson Alex .com I am learning and more than holding my own with the younger generation sometimes to the extent of knowing more than they do which shakes them somewhat. All thanks to these videos which I am allowed access to for free. You can't beat that or put a price on it

  12. Becky says:

    Thank you for your tutorials. You are clear, organized and informative. I am sharing these with EVERY ONE I work with since I got stuck being the IT person. You are much better at explaining Google Drive! Keep up the good work.

    1. Anson Alexander says:

      No problem Becky, I'm glad you found them helpful and plan on sharing. Please share them with as many people as possible haha!! Thanks again!

  13. Mary says:

    Very helpful! To print google docs, do you have to follow any special commands? Also, I assume google docs work well with ipads?

  14. Stéphane says:


    Do you plan to make a tutorial video on using Google Hangouts and Hangouts on air, in the near future ?


  15. Alaina says:

    Hi Anson,

    I am public school teacher in Ohio and this year my district is training technology coordinators on how to use Google as well as teachers at my school. Is it okay to link your Gmail and Google Docs videos on my Google Site? I would like to embed them onto the site and anyone with the link to my site would be able to view it.

    1. Anson Alexander says:


      You're definitely more than welcome to share my videos and embed them on sites as much as you'd like. Best of luck with everything!

  16. KG says:

    VERY HELPFUL! Thank you!!!!!!!!!

    1. Anson Alexander says:

      My pleasure – I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  17. kostas kelefas says:

    Thank you for these excellent tutorials.
    Saved me many hours from reading about Gdrive in multiple sites etc.
    Great job.

    1. Anson Alexander says:

      My pleasure Kostas – I'm glad you enjoyed them and thanks for providing feedback!

  18. Muhammad kaleem-ullah says:

    Hi Anson,
    why your videos not playing in pakistan?

    Google Drive Tutorial 2013 Chapters:

    All 6 videos is not playing plz help me

  19. kenocean says:

    Hi Anson:
    Watching your tuts has got me really interested in exploring google drive.
    Thanks a ton !

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