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Getting Started with Google Sheets

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Class Description

Most Technology Training classes will be delivered online until further notice.

Before each sesson, Tech Training will provide a Zoom link for live online classes, along with any required class materials.

Learn the basics of Google's spreadsheet application and see how it implements equivalent Excel features and offers more by virtue of being hosted in the cloud.
By the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to learn how to create Google Sheets and work with formulas, functions, filtering data, and creating a pivot table.
Topics covered include: 
  • Modifying columns, rows and cells
  • Formatting cells
  • Working with multiple sheets
  • Creating simple formulas
  • Types of cell references
  • Working with functions
  • Sorting and filtering data
  • Understanding number formats
  • Creating a Pivot Table
  • Importing MS Excel sheets into Google Sheets

University IT Technology Training classes are only available to Stanford University staff, faculty, students, and Stanford Hospitals & Clinics employees, including Stanford Health Care, Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley, Stanford Medicine Partners, and Stanford Medicine Children's Health. A valid SUNet ID is needed to enroll in a class.