Google drive is a free, web-based application that allows documents, spreadsheets, and more to be created, shared, collaborated, and managed.
UW Google Drive
Google Drive is a UW-Madison instance 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.
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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.
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: 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 a Common Craft video that explains how Google Drive works.
Avoid these Pitfalls
- UW-Madison G Suite - Get started with Google Drive
- Google Drive Help offers great info on getting started, how to, and quick fix
- Google Drive Blog posts up-to-date information relating to Google Drive
- Logging into UW Google Apps