Google Docs

Google Docs is integrated directly into Seshboard, making it easy for you and your participants to collaborate on a shared document during your sessions.

Starting Google Docs and creating a new Doc

To start Google Docs, click the "Google Docs" button in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen to open the Google Docs menu.


To create a new Google document, click the "Create new Google doc" button in the Google Docs menu.

The Google Doc you create will be saved to your Google Drive. This means you need to be signed into your Google account on the device you are using. If you are not signed into your Google account, Seshboard will ask you to sign into Google.


The first time you use the Google Doc feature in Seshboard, you will need to give Seshboard permission to create new Google Docs in your Google Drive.


Seshboard does not have any access to any of the files in your Google Drive except for those Google Docs you create using Seshboard.


These steps are shown below:



Selecting your previous Google Docs


If you have previously created Google Docs in your room, you can select these from the dropdown menu in the Google Docs menu:



Only the documents that have been created in a given room can be accessed in that room.


Google Docs can be created by co-hosts


If you designate a co-host for your session, they will have the ability to create new Google Docs as well.

Working with Google Docs


When you are ready to begin working on your Google Doc, click the "Start" button in the Google Docs menu. The Google Doc will appear in the middle of the screen.


Your participants do not need to be signed in to their Google accounts in order to collaborate on the Google Doc. They will appear as anonymous editors of the document.


If you have created more than one Google Doc in a room, you can easily switch between them by clicking the dropdown menu in the bottom left hand corner of the Google Doc:


Stopping Google Docs

To stop Google Docs, click the "Stop" button at the bottom right hand corner of the Google Doc.