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Introduction to Google Drive

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Google Drive . . .

  • Is a component of Google's suite of office productivity tools called, G Suite
  • Offers apps that provide similar functionality as Microsoft Office (minus Access)
  • Includes the element of real-time collaboration and easy sharing with Lehigh users and others.
  • Also includes a synchronization utility to sync a local folder on your machine with files stored in the cloud.

Before you use Google Drive, remember . . .

  • Google Drive is cloud-based, that is, accessed on the Internet
  • Google Drive is available on any Internet-enabled computer or device
  • Google Drive integrates with other G Suite apps (e-mail, calendar, etc.)
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To launch Google Drive, type www.lehigh.edu/google in any Web browser. Click on the Docs/Drive link. You will be prompted to enter your Lehigh network credentials.

Note that Google Chrome is the preferred browser, in order to enjoy Google Drive's full functionality.

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Google Drive Log In
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Or, if you are already logged in Google Apps (e.g., email or calendar) select Drive from the Google App Launcher.

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Google App Launcher
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The Google Drive main screen is comprised of four sections: A Search bar lets you search for any file or folder to which you have access. B Drive menu lets you select the container you wish to view. C View menu shows you the contents of the Drive container that you selected. D Drive format menu, including View options (list or grid), sort, and other settings.

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Main Menu
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When a file or folder is selected, the icon menu is expanded:

1 Create a link that can be used in an email or web page.
2 Provide access rights to the file to other users.
3 Open the file or folder in Google Viewer.
4 Remove the file or folder.
5 More actions, which offers additional options.

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File/Folder Options
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The More actions folder.

Visit Create a Google Drive file to create your own Google Drive data.

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More actions

For additional help, please contact the LTS Help Desk at 610-758-4357 or helpdesk@lehigh.edu