Drive

You need this to: store your files, access them from anywhere and collaborate with colleagues in real-time.

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Getting Started with 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 & Best Practices Guide.

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.

See here for details.

Drive for Desktop

Drive for Desktop is a desktop application that allows you to quickly access all of your Google Drive files on demand directly from your computer without using space on your hard drive. You can also open your Microsoft files in their native format. Click here to learn more about Drive for Desktop!

Upload to Google Drive

Upload files and folders to your Google Drive

Keep Your Drive Organized

How to keep your Google Drive organized

Google Drive: Google File Stream Overview

Learn about Drive For Desktop

Become More Secure With Google Drive

NEW MODULE! Sharing Best Practices in Google Workspace

Curious about sharing in Google Workspace? Is your data secure?


This 8-level course introduces sharing concepts and best sharing practices with Google Workspace at the State of Colorado.

Google Drive: Sharing Permissions

Learn about setting sharing permission in Drive

Google Shared Drives & Best Practices

Read an overview of Shared Drives & best practices

Google Drive: Compliance and Security

Google Drive: Compliance and Security

Learn about compliance and security on Drive

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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.

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

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

4 min.

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.

Review Drive Sharing Best Practices for additional information.

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

See Drive Sharing Best Practices to learn more.

Ownership transfer: Make someone else the owner of your file or folder.

See Change Owner in the Drive Sharing Best Practices Guide.

The Google Workspace Learning Center is hosted by Google and provides written walk through for using Google Drive.