Drive

Store your files, access them from anywhere, and collaborate with colleges in real time!

Recent Drive Updates

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October 2020 - Office editing mode is now the default editing mode for Office files in Drive on the web.

September 2020 - Collaborate with people who do not have Google accounts with visitor sharing and a unique pin code. This will be available for Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Sites.

June 2020 - Our domain was accepted into the Shared drives folder sharing beta! This is exciting. Find more info on how to share a folder here.


Want more updates? Check out the G Suite Updates Blog and search for 'Drive'.

Resources for Learning about Drive

Explore the resources below to learn more about working in Drive.

All About Drive

This video introduces users to Google Drive and Drive apps, including Docs, Sheets, and Forms.

7 Steps to Organize Your Google Drive

Watch this short video (10 min.) for some best practices for keeping organized.

OIT Google Team Tech Tips

Visitor Sharing: Grant document editing access to stakeholders and clients without Google accounts!

5 min.

Shared drives: Learn how to create a new Shared drive and how to move files from a My Drive to your new Shared drive.

3 min.

Drive Shortcuts: See how to save a document in more than one place.

4 min.

How to share a doc: Watch this video to learn about sharing in Drive!

4 min.

Drive Approvals: This Google Team Tech Tip demonstrates how to use the Approvals feature in Drive.

8 min.

Google Drive: Sharing Permissions

Learn about setting sharing permission in Drive

Google Drive: Compliance and Security

Learn about Compliance and Security on Drive

Google Drive: Google File Stream Overview

Learn about File Stream

Google Team Drives: Overview

Read an overview of Team Drives

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!

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.

Shared drives

Shared 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 Shared drives, you never have to worry about changing ownership - the files stay with the Drive! To learn more about Shared drives, open the Google Shared Drives 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

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.