Google Drive is now available to all U of L employees to facilitate collaboration!

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Google Drive is now available to all U of L employees to facilitate collaboration!

Google Drive is a service similar to Office 365 OneDrive, with its own word processor (Docs), spreadsheets (Sheets), and presentations (Slides), as well as general file storage. This is a web-based service, with real-time collaboration. 

While Office 365 remains the recommended cloud service for storing and sharing documents and files, Google Drive is now available for the following collaboration scenarios: 

  • Faculty can now access Google Drive documents shared with them by their students. 
  • Employees who are also taking classes can now collaborate with other students using Google Drive. 
  • Employees can now better collaborate with colleagues at other institutions that are using Google Drive. 

Previously, personal Google accounts were required to accommodate these scenarios – this is no longer the case. If you have created one for these purposes, please start using your U of L account instead. You can now simply log in to Google Drive using your existing U of L credentials. While this service is now available to you for document storage as well, please be aware that all employees are responsible for complying with University records and information management policies, regardless of which repository you are using, and Google Drive is not well supported for this purpose. You can find guidelines on your data storage options here and a list of FAQ's on our Knowledge Base here.

More information on the Google Drive service is available in the ITS Service Portal.  


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