Google Drive provides a single place to store, access, create, edit, and share documents, files, and folders of all types. Google Drive can be used to store all file types, including documents, presentations, music, photos, and videos. Many file types can be opened right in the browser, including PDFs, Microsoft Office files, high-definition video, and many image file types, even if the corresponding program is not installed on the computer.
Google Drive automatically keeps everything up to date, so edits and access to the latest version can occur from any Internet connected computer.
With Google Drive, files can be shared without having to email as attachments. Files can be shared by allowing access to specific people, everyone who has the link, or to open and searchable by the entire Internet.
- Sign into the Google Drive website with your Google account. If you do not have a Google account, you need to create a free account.
- Add files to your Drive. There are two ways to add files to your drive: you can create Google Drive documents, or you can upload files from your computer.
- Invite students or colleagues to edit your document. Invited users must be signed in to Google Drive in order to access the document.Provide access to the edited document with anyone who has the link.