Everyone with an @uri.edu email account also has a Google Drive Account. Your Google Drive allows you to store, synchronize and share your files. You can keep all your work in one place and it’s automatically backed up by Google. By downloading Google Apps from your pertinent mobile device store (Apple App Store, Android App store, stc.), you can access, view and edit your documents from many mobile devices.
Microsoft Office documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) documents can be uploaded to Google Drive to share with other people or they can be converted to Google format for editing or collaborating.
With Google Apps for Education, you are given an unlimited amount of storage. However, while you can upload very large files, you cannot download any file over 2 GB. Go figure!
Important Note: Also, Google does not empty the Drive trash by default. So, if you move something to the Trash in your Drive, it’s going to stay there until you delete forever from inside the Trash.
Also, if anyone in your group/department/office is leaving URI, he/she should change the ownership of all shared documents to someone else in the office before he/she leaves.
- Get Started with Google Drive
- Overview of Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides
- Edit Microsoft Office Documents Directly In Drive, Without Installing Office
- Sync your Files and Access From Any Device
- Organize and Search Your Files
- Share and Collaborate with Drive
- Keep Your Google Account Safe (video)
- Prevent Others from Downloading, Printing, and Copying Shared Drive Files
- You Won’t Believe This…Finding a Special Character in Docs, Slides, and Drawings (video)
- Set an Expiration Date on Your Google Drive, Docs, Sheets & Slides
- Have Multiple Google Accounts? How to Set Them Up in Chrome
- Google Drive Basics, Part 1, The Drive Environment
- Google Drive Basic, Part 2, Working with Folders
- Google Drive Basic, Part 3, Working with Files
- Google Drive Basic, Part 4, Moving Folders and Documents