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Google Drive is a cloud-based file storage and sharing application that is part of the Google Apps for Education suite. All Smith students, faculty, and staff are allocated unlimited storage for their Google Drive files, Smith Mail, and Picasa web albums. (For information about maximum allowable file sizes, click here.)

IMPORTANT: Do not store files containing Personally Identifiable Information, Secure Data, or Protected Data in your Google Drive account. For definitions of these terms, see section 6.3 of the ITS Comprehensive Information Security Program.

Using Google Drive

    To learn more about using Google Drive, visit the Google Apps Learning Center or also offers a Google Drive Essential Training course, click here.

Install Google Drive on your computer

    To get the most functionality from Google Drive, we recommend downloading the desktop     version for your computer. For instructions, click here.

Sharing and collaborating

    Google Drive document-sharing is a powerful tool. You can easily share your files and images     with others without having to email them as attachments. You can give others rights to edit     individual files or a whole folder, and even share files with non-Smith, non-Google users. For     more information, click here.

    Important: If you have Google Drive installed on your computer, note that you must still do     all your sharing from within Google Drive on the web.

Working with files or folders that have been shared with you
    If another user shares a file or folder with you, you must move it from the Shared with Me     folder to the My Drive folder before you can reposition or share it yourself. For instructions,     click here.

Managing file and folder ownership
    You can share files and folders with any user inside or outside Smith. However, you cannot     transfer file or folder ownership to anyone who does not have an "" email address.

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