Store your files, access them from anywhere, and collaborate with colleges in real time!
Recent Drive Updates
September 2018: Know when someone is editing your Microsoft Drive files with real time presence
May 2018: File Stream allows you to 'stream' files from Drive directly to your desktop. Read the informational notice.
Want more updates? Check out the G Suite Updates Blog and search for 'Drive'.
What is Google Drive?
Google Drive is a safe place to store all of your files. With Google Drive you can access files from anywhere, share files with team members, and collaborate in real time! For more information on how to use Drive, see 'Resource for Learning about Drive' below.
Team Drives are shared spaces where teams can store their files while guaranteeing that every member has the most up-to-date information, no matter the time or place. With Team Drives, you never have to worry about changing ownership - the files stay with the Drive! To learn more about Team Drive, open the Google Team Drive Fact Sheet.
No space limit!
With no space limit, you can upload all of your documents to Google Drive so that you can access them from anywhere, collaborate with team members, and never worry about losing data!
Google Drive Compliance and Security
The State of Colorado and Google have a HIPAA Business Authorization Agreement that covers the storage of sensitive information including PII, PHI, and HIPAA information on Drive. Google is also certified through FedRAMP, and meets several ISO standards. To learn more about Google Compliance and Security, open the Google Drive Security Fact Sheet.
File Stream is a desktop application that allows you to quickly access all of your Google Drive files on demand, directly from your computer, meaning you use almost none of your hard drive space and spend less time waiting for files to sync. File Stream also allows you to open your Microsoft files in their native format. To learn more about File Stream, open the Google File Stream Fact Sheet.
Resources for Learning about Drive
Explore the resources below to learn more about working in Drive
This training video introduces users to Google Drive, Team Drive, and File Stream. It includes helpful tips for organizing Drive and sharing content. It is approximately one hour long.
Learn about setting sharing permission in Drive
Learn about Compliance and Security on Drive
Learn about File Stream
Read an overview of Team Drives
Is Google Secure? Google Team Web Series
This extension provides contextual walk-through video trainings for G Suite applications. Click on the extension to see recommended training videos or search for what you want to learn about!
Examples of videos to search for:
- Create a folder
The G Suite Learning Center is hosted by Google and provides written walk through for using Drive. Open the G Suite Learning Center and click 'get started' for a tour of functionalities in Drive!