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

Recent Drive Updates

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October 2018: New roles in Drive help you better manage how you share your content. Read the informational notice.

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 Drive

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

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.

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

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
    • Share
    • Organize

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!