A Magical Way to Level Up Your Google Skills

Author: Lenette Votava

How can you work smarter, smoother, and safer in our increasingly hybrid environment? The answer: the Google First Wizarding College.

Google First is Notre Dame’s effort to promote Google’s productivity tools (e.g. Docs, Sheets, Slides, Chat) and help faculty and staff discover better ways to work.

Are you ready to increase your Google proficiency to Wizard level? The Google First Wizarding College is open for enrollment by ND faculty and staff. This online game allows you to practice with Google tools while having fun, winning prizes, and learning Google magic tricks.

Starting Monday, Jan. 17, you can progress through seven levels designed to increase your knowledge and efficiency in the Google workspace. Each self-paced level will be open for two weeks and should take you 30-60 minutes to complete. 

Complete each level to earn digital badges, stickers, and be entered into an end-of-level prize drawing! Submit the completed challenge by the level’s end date to qualify for the Grand Prize Drawing! Every correct challenge answer earns you one entry into the prize drawing. More correct answers equal more chances to win!

Do you have what it takes to become a Google wizard? Challenge your department and colleagues. Google tools work best when shared with friends! Visit this form to enroll now.

Want to know more about Google First or the Wizarding College?

Go to the Google First page for more information and a FAQ.

Or sign up for OIT’s Time-Out for Tech session on Becoming a Google Wizard on Jan 20, from 1:30 to 2 p.m. to see how it works and ask questions. For information on how to attend the Time-Out for Tech session, see this knowledge article.

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