What Is Google Drive?

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Accessing Google Drive

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  • Sign in to your Google Account
  • Go to drive.google.com

Creating Files

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  • Click the +New button
  • Choose the document type you want to create

Uploading Files

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  • Click the +New button
  • Click "File Upload" or "Folder Upload"

Downloading Files

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  • Right-click on your document
  • Click "Download"

Searching Google Drive

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SEARCH

  • Click the search bar
  • Type in a keyword, title, name, etc.

ADVANCED SEARCH

  • Click the arrow on the right of the search bar
  • Choose your search parameters

Organizing Files

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SWITCH BETWEEN VIEWS

  • Click grid icon to see documents in Grid View
  • Click list icon to see documents in List View

MOVE DOCUMENT(S)

  • Select the document(s) you want to move
  • Drag and drop the document(s) into a folder

Sharing Files

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  • Right-click on a document or folder
  • Add email address(es)
  • Choose a permission level
  • Click Send

Reviewing the Basics

GOOGLE DRIVE

Now that we've gone over some of the basics of Google Drive, let's review.

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Reviewing the Basics

GOOGLE DRIVE QUIZ

1: Select all of the ways you can use Google Drive.

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You can use Google Drive in all three of the following ways:

  • Store any file type including photos, videos, presentations, PDFs, and even Microsoft Office files.
  • Access your files from anywhere on any device.
  • Easily locate a file using the search function.
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Reviewing the Basics

GOOGLE DRIVE QUIZ

2: Use this word bank to complete the following sentence:

drop,  click,  delete,  drag,  copy

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To move files into folders, simply drag and drop your file into that folder.

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GOOGLE DRIVE QUIZ

3: Use the word bank to complete the following sentence:

transfer,  store,  share,  organize,  delete

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Google Drive is a place to store, share, and organize your files in the cloud.

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Great job! Now you know the basics of Google Drive.

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HERE'S WHAT YOU LEARNED TODAY:

  • What Google Drive is
  • How to access Google Drive
  • How to create, upload, and download files
  • How to search and organize files
  • How to share files

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