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Google Sheets Level 1

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Class Description

Effective immediately in response to COVID-19, all Technology Training classes will be delivered online until further notice.

In advance of each session, Tech Training will provide you with a Zoom link to your class, along with any required class materials.


Learn the basics of Google's spreadsheet application; see how it implements equivalent Excel features. and offers more by virtue of being hosted in the cloud.
This hands-on class covers how to set up Google spreadsheets ("sheets") and use basic features such as:
  • navigate menus
  • format cells
  • manipulate rows/columns
  • sort & filter
  • create formulas
  • use functions and create charts
By the end of the course, you will be able to create, as shared Google sheets, documents such as budgets, sales charts, profit and loss statements, all with formulas, totals, and accompanying charts.
Topics covered include: 
  • Getting Started with Google Sheets
  • 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


University IT Technology Training classes are only available to Stanford University staff, faculty, students and Stanford Hospitals & Clinics employees. A valid SUNet ID is needed in order to enroll in a class.