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Google Drive

What is Google Drive?

Google Drive is a file storage service created and hosted by Google. Users can store files, synchronize files to multiple devices, and share files. 

Not only is it available on the web, it is also offered as an app that can be used online or offline that is compatible with Windows, MacOS computers, and iOS/Android smartphones and tablets. 

Google Drive provides an office suite of writing documents with Google Docs, making spreadsheets with Google Sheets, and creating slideshows with Google Slides, to name a few. [More Information]

Ease of Use:

Beginner

Set Up Time:

10 mins

Best Used For:

File storage & sharing

Why use Google Drive?

Google Drive is a secure, free service for anyone to use, that means you faculty! Faculty could access files from anywhere and any device whether it’s on or off campus.

All files that are generated in any of the office suites (Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides) are automatically saved into your Google Drive. It is a great organizing tool for faculty to create folders for each of their classes to store useful information, class lessons/slideshows, resources, etc. Files can then be shared with students via email,  or linked to from Moodle. 

Google Drive can also be used to save and store student assignments or project files in a shared folder. This makes it quick and easy to find when it comes to reviewing and marking because everything is in one place. There is an unlimited file storage size limit when it comes to storing files so the possibilities are limitless! [More Information]

How to Use Google Drive

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Google Drive is part of a free set of products from Google.

  • Google Drive is available on any desktop, laptop or mobile device that has internet access.
  • Access to Google Drive does not require an IT Help Desk ticket.
  • To use any of the Google products, you must set up a free Google account.

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Need Help?

Contact the Hub team today if you need assistance with this program or visit the Teaching & Learning Innovation Hub in room 1271 at Cambrian College.

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