Google Drive for Faculty and Students


Teaching faculty and students have unlimited cloud storage where files can be saved and shared with others. This is the best place for faculty to share files with students, but the files can be shared with anyone with an email account. For Google Drive help and tutorials, visit the Google Drive Support page.

How to access Google Drive:

Go to and sign in using your Login credentials. There is also an app available for your Android device or iPhone/iPad.

Google Drive will work with most major browsers and operating systems. For more information, view Google's System requirements and browsers page.

How to upload files and folders to Google Drive:

Google Drive supports documents, images, audio, and video files. To upload files into Google Drive, all you have to do is drag and drop the file on your computer or tap Add and then Upload on your mobile device. For more information, view Google's Upload files and folders to Google Drive page.

How to download a file from Google Drive:

To download a file on your computer, right-click on the file and click Download. To download a file on your Android device, tap and hold the file and then tap Download.

You can download the following file formats:

  • Documents: HTML, RTF, DOCX, OpenOffice, PDF, EPUB, Text
  • Spreadsheets: CSV, HTML, ODS, PDF, XLSX, TXT (only for a single sheet)
  • Presentations: PDF, PPTX, TXT
  • Drawings: PNG, JPEG, SVG, PDF

For more information, view Google's Download a file page.

Where can I learn more about Google Drive?

For more information about Google Drive, check the following sites:


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