Google Drive

The Basics

What is Google Drive?

Google Drive is a free service from Google that allows you to store files online and access them anywhere using the cloud. Google Drive also gives you access to free web-based applications for creating documents, spreadsheets, and more.

Follow these steps to access your account.

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Your Google Drive

Once you select 'Drive' from the options on your Google page you will see a page somewhat like what is shown below. Your page will be empty but you will soon fill it up!
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Select the red 'NEW' button to create a new folder, upload a file, start a new Doc, Sheets, or Slides.
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Creating a file:

Sharing a file:

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You may share the file with any using their email address or sending a link.

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You can share a file using email addresses, or click 'Get shareable link' for more options.

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Once you select 'Get shareable link' you can copy and paste the link into email, canvas, website, etc. as well as add email addresses to send the link to directly.


You may select the sharing settings as:

'can view' - those with link can only see the file but not comment or make changes to the file


'can comment' - those with link can add comments, that only you can see but not make changes to the file


'can edit' - those with link can view, add comments and make changes to the file

Hope this helps!

Kaitlyn Gokee

Buckhorn High School

English 11/12

Varsity Dance Team