Google Add-Ons

Google Apps, Extensions and Add-Ons Module

Add ons

Google Add-Ons

Now that you have reviewed Google Apps and Extensions, we will take a look at Google Add-Ons. Add-Ons are small programs that extend the functionality of Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets. Once installed, they can be found in the Add-Ons tab of Docs, Slides, or Sheets. You will only see the Add-Ons specific to the program they are designed for once you launch it. One favorite Add-On is Save As Doc. This allows you to select data in a spreadsheet and turn it into a Google Doc. Each page in the Doc represents one row of the spreadsheet labelled with the headings. This is particularly useful for gathering student data into individual pages from a Google Form that a student fills out.


  1. You access Add-Ons right from the tabs within Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

    Add On Tab
  2. Click Add-Ons and select Get Add-Ons to see what is available for each application. Great examples of Google Add-Ons include:

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  3. Google has a guide for Add-Ons that includes information about installing, using, and uninstalling them that you might find useful. If you prefer video, watch this video to learn how add and use Add-Ons.

  4. Locate some Add-Ons you will consider using.
  5. Add at least two to your Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides. In your assignment you will be asked to identify some you have installed and reflect on ways you will use them in your classroom or for your personal productivity.

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