G Suite – What is Google Drive? (IT Training Tip)

As part of the Bates G Suite of services provided by Google, Google Drive is a file storage service that allows you to save and share files. With your Bates Google Drive account, you have an unlimited amount of storage space and you can store any type of file.

Once you upload files to your Bates Google Drive account, they are accessible from just about anywhere, since they reside in the Google Cloud. You can access your Bates Google Drive account from a web browser, a folder on your computer (once you have downloaded the Google Drive Application), or from your mobile device.

Files that are stored in your Bates Google Drive account can be easily shared (and unshared) with other individuals. So if you have a file that needs to be shared, consider saving it to Google Drive and sharing it, rather then sending it as an attachment in an email.

To access your Bates Google Drive account, start by logging into your Bates Gmail account. Once logged in, click on the Google Application Launcher Menu located on the upper right side of your Window. A drop down menu will appear, click on the  Drive icon.

There are many other features available to you in your Bates Google Drive account. To learn more visit: Get started with Google Drive from the Google Help website.

Note: You may see references to a 15 GB storage capacity, this is a limit imposed on Personal G Suite accounts and is not applicable to your Bates G Suite account.

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