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Google Drive is a free, web-based application that allows for the creation, sharing, collaboration, and management of documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more.

UW Google Drive


Google Drive is an application within the UW-Madison Google Workspace, which allows UW-Madison students, staff, and faculty to securely log in using their UW NetID and connect using accounts. Learn more about Google Drive.


Log in at using your UW NetID and password. 

Application and Limitations

Users can access multiple document formats. The primary types of documents that can be created and shared with Google Drive include:
  • Documents (Google Docs): For composing letters, flyers, essays, and other text-based files (similar to MS Word documents)
  • Spreadsheets (Google Sheets): For storing and organizing information (similar to MS Excel worksheets)
  • Presentations (Google Slides): For creating and presenting slides (similar to MS PowerPoint slideshows)
  • Forms (Google Forms): For collecting and organizing data (this works in conjunction with Google Spreadsheets)
  • Drawings (Google Drawings): For creating simple vector graphics or diagrams
Watch a Common Craft video that explains how Google Drive works.

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KeywordsEPD, google drive, Technology, LDT   Doc ID45371
OwnerLearning Design and Technologies TeamGroupInterdisciplinary Professional Programs
College of Engineering
Created2014-12-02 12:39:24Updated2023-06-27 09:46:39
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