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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Please visit Install Google Drive on your Mac/PC for instructions on how to install Google Drive on your learning tool locally.  If you would like to personalize what you would like synced, review the Backup and Sync instructions.

Google Docs

Google Docs is an online word processor that lets you create and format text documents and collaborate with other people in real time.  Here's what you can do with Google Docs:

  • Upload a Word document and convert it to a Google document.
  • Add flair and formatting to your documents by adjusting margins, spacing, fonts and colours.
  • Invite other people to collaborate on a document with you, giving them edit, comment or view access.
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  • View your document's revision history and rollback to any previous version.
  • Download a Google document to your desktop as a work, OpenOffice, RTF, PDF, HTML, or zip file.
  • Translate a document to a different language.
  • Email your documents to other people as attachments.

To learn more about Google Docs, check out the Google Docs Getting Started Guide.

Google Sheets

Google Sheets is an online spreadsheet app that lets you create and format spreadsheets and simultaneously work with other people.  Here's what you can do with Google Sheets:

  • Import and convert Excel, .csv, text, and .ods formatted data to a Google spreadsheet.
  • Export Excel, .csv, txt and .ods formatted data as well as PDF and HTML files.
  • Use formula editing to perform calculations on your data and use formatting to make it look the way you'd like.
  • Chat in real time with others who are editing your spreadsheet.
  • Create charts with your data.
  • Embed a spreadsheet - or individual sheets of your spreadsheet - on your blog or website.

For more information about Google spreadsheets, check out the Google spreadsheets Getting Started Guide.

Google Slides

Google Slides is an online presentations app that allows you to show off your work in a visual way.  Here's what you can do with Google Slides:

  • Create and edit presentations.
  • Edit a presentation with friends or coworkers and share it with others effortlessly.
  • Import .pptx and .pps files and convert them to Google presentations.
  • Download your presentations as a PDF, PPT or .txt file.
  • Insert images and videos into your presentation.
  • Publish and embed your presentations in a website.

For more information about Google slides, check out the Google slides Getting Started Guide.

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