How to Use Google Drawings with Lincoln Learning

The purpose of this document is to provide tips for Google Drawings to actively complete a worksheet online.

Lincoln Learning Solutions’ Early Kindergarten through Fifth Grade core courses integrates a Google Drawings option associated with PDF worksheets. This addition will allow students to write or draw on PDF worksheets, directly from their computers. All you need to get started is a Google account!

NOTE: Lincoln Learning Solutions’ Sixth through Twelfth Grade courses and elementary electives currently utilize a downloadable Word option instead of Google Drawings.

NOTE: To view the video tutorial, click here.

How to Open Google Drawings

When you encounter a PDF that has the Google Drawings option, click the icon above the PDF to open Google Drawings

Once you select Google Drawings, you will be prompted to Make a copy. This will open an image of the PDF in Google.

TIP: Take a moment and save your file in the correct location. Try saving it within a folder that is shared with your teacher.

1. Add your name to the file name for easier reference.2. Click the folder option to move the file to the correct Google Drive location.

For additional tips, check out these Help Center articles:

    Tips for Using Google Drawings

    NOTE: Google Drawings will not be applicable to all Worksheets. Please read the worksheet instructions and complete the activity accordingly.

    At the top of each Google Drawings option, you will see two blue options (Download PDF and Make A Copy). Download PDF allows you to download a static PDF of the Google Drawings. Make A Copy gives you the ability to make a new copy of the Google Drawings.

    Use the Zoom icon (shown below) to adjust the size of your image.

    If your image contains a dotted rectangle, you can click to begin typing.

    The drawing tools within Google Drawings allow you to create lines, shapes, text, and more.

    Use the line feature for matching.

    Scribble, one of the line options, is a great feature for hands-on creation.

    TIP:  If you grab the worksheet image and move it, the undo feature (Ctrl + Z) will be helpful.

    Additional Google Drawings Support Resources

    The resources in this section are direct links to Google Support articles.

    Create, Insert & Edit Drawings

    Submitting a Google Drawings File

    You can still submit work through the LMS if a PDF worksheet is graded. If you save your updated Google Drawings image to your Google folder, you can share your completed work with your teacher by adjusting the Google Folder permissions. Google Docs: Getting Started and Sharing Folders resource is designed to assist you with setting up and sharing folders with your Google account. 


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