EPD - eHelp - Technologies - UW Google Drive

Google drive is a free, web-based application that allows documents, spreadsheets, and more to be created, shared, collaborated, and managed.

Learn more about Google Drive.

The biggest difference between Google Drive and a traditional productivity suite such as Microsoft Office is that the application and all of the files are stored online (aka Cloud Computing), rather than on an individual computer.

UW-Madison uses UW-Madison Google Apps, which allows UW students, staff, and faculty to securely log in using their UW NetID and connect using @wisc.edu accounts.

Watch a Common Craft video that explains how Google Drive works.





Use

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

Watch these videos to learn some basics about the Google Documents and Google Spreadsheets.

Google Documents




Google Spreadsheets




Troubleshooting




Keywords:EPD eHelp Technology   Doc ID:45371
Owner:Leah N.Group:Engineering Professional Development - Department Resources
Created:2014-12-02 11:39 CSTUpdated:2014-12-30 10:30 CST
Sites:College of Engineering - Online Learning Resources, Engineering Professional Development - Department Resources
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