Summer Bucket Challenge #1

Google Drive Tips and Tricks

Google Drive Tips and Tricks

Challenge #1

Summer 2016

May 20 - July 29

All grade levels and subject areas


Google Drive Tips and Tricks


Are you comfortable navigating your Drive? Do you struggle finding and organizing documents? This challenge will have you sorting, grouping, linking, and mastering your Google Drive. After completing this challenge, you will be able to successfully, create and share folders, post and share links to documents ad folders, and feel comfortable in the world of Google Drive.


Challenge completion information will be posted below:

Google Drive

Drive: For this challenge be sure you are using Google Chrome and have access to your Google Drive. Once you are signed in, click the "waffle" from upper right side of screen and choose Drive.


(No need to download/install the Google Drive App on Desktop for any of the activities)


Part A: Document Sharing: This activity will show you some tips and tricks for sharing documents in a way that best meets your needs.



1. Please review this link regarding sharing files and folders. Please note the levels of access.

2. This resource also mentions sharing a file/folder via a link (URL). Please use this PADLET to post a reason to use a link to a file instead of sharing.


Part B: Organizing your files in Google Drive: This activity will show you some tips and tricks for organizing your Drive.


1. Please review this link regarding organizing files.

2. Be sure to note the "moving" and "deleting" files/folders information.

3. Check out this link to see all the files you can store in your Drive.

4. Take some time to organize/color code your folders and files. Screenshot your success and post the image on Padlet.



Part C: (optional if it applies to you) Converting and Uploading Files: This activity will show you some tips and tricks for converting and uploading files to your Drive.


1. Please review this link regarding uploading/converting files

2. Note: converting files is a setting in Drive. (noted in above link)


Bucket Challenge:

1. For completion of Summer Bucket Challenge #1 please go the group Padlet and share one "Aha" moment from this challenge. Be sure to review others' "Aha" moments as well.

2. Complete this Google Form with information regarding your Challenge #1 participation.


Bucket Bonus: Set expiration dates for access to Google Drive files. See link for info.