Google Drive is a cloud-based service that offers the CWRU community with unlimited space for storing files. Before Drive if you wanted to access files from different computers or devices, you typically had to make separate copies. Updating one copy meant you had to manually update all the other versions, too. Drive simplifies your work by automatically synchronizing the latest version of your file across the web and all your devices. With Drive you may access files from the nearest smartphone, tablet or web browser and upload individual files as large as 5 terabytes in size.
Learn more about the size and type of files that may by uploaded to Google Drive by visiting https://support.google.com/drive/answer/37603
At CWRU, Drive may be used to store Public and Internal Use Information. It may not be used to store Restricted Information. Read what type of information is considered Restricted.
Google Drive can be accessed by visiting webdocs.case.edu, through the Drive app on your mobile device or using Drive File Stream on your laptop.
Drive supports real-time file editing and collaboration through Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms. These Google Apps are built directly into Drive and allow you to edit documents, spreadsheets, presentations and surveys while online or while mobile.
You can also use the Drive app to store files on your Android or iOS device. If you decide later to uninstall the app, your Drive files won’t be affected and can still be accessed from Drive on the web.
- Find and install the Google Drive app
- Open the app containing the file you want to upload, touch Share, and then touch Drive.
With Drive File Stream, you stream your Drive files directly from the cloud to your Mac or PC, freeing up disk space on your hard drive. Because Drive files are stored in the cloud, any changes you or your collaborators make are automatically updated everywhere. You’ll always have the latest version. Learn more at the Google Drive page.