Google Shared Drives

last updated 12/13/2021

Google Shared Drives (previously called "Team Drives") is a shared space where groups of people can easily store, search, and access their files anywhere, from any device.

Files in a Shared Drive belong to the shared drive instead of an individual. If members leave, the files stay where they are.

Step-by-Step Guide to Google Shared Drives

Learn how to set up a Shared Drive, add files & folders, manage Shared Drive files & folders, share, and collaborate.

REMINDER! Shared Drives should ALWAYS have at least 2 Manager members in the Drive Member Settings.

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Should I use My Drive or Shared Drives?

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Are the files of interest to most or all members of a particular project team?
  • Do the files share a consistent theme?

If you answered "yes" to both questions, creating a new Shared Drive is a good idea.

If the files are for a variety of projects, create multiple Shared Drives.

via G Suite Learning Center

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Need help? Contact your Technology Integration Specialist or Educational Technology Specialist for assistance.

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