Google Drive is part of R-MC's Google Suite (or G-Suite) that includes Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides etc.. R-MC faculty, students, and staff enjoy unlimited cloud storage using their R-MC username and password. Documents in this storage space can be shared with others and accessed wherever you have internet access.
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Watch this video for a complete introduction (1:53 min)
1. Navigate to https://www.google.com/ click Sign In. Sign in using your R-MC username & password.
NOTE: If you use Gmail or Google Drive for your personal business, you may not see the Sign In button but instead will see an image associated with your personal account. To access the unlimited storage associate with R-MC's Google Suite, you will need to login with your R-MC credentials. Learn How (Text)
2. Click the square next to your initial in the upper right corner and select Google Drive.
3. Click the New button to create new documents and folders or to upload whole folders or individual files. Within Google Drive you can create many types of new documents, including word processing documents in Google Docs, spreadsheets in Google Sheets, presentations with Google Slides, or surveys with Google Forms.
While you can continue to access Google Drive online, you can also sync Google Drive to your computer (learn how: text). This allows you to access the files and folders stored on Google Drive as if they are just another folder on your computer, even when your computer is offline (though you will not be able to sync your files without an internet connection).
Any file or folder stored in OneDrive can be shared with others.
Right click on the file you want to share and select the Share option.
The default settings allow restrict access so that no one can access your file unless you provide the link. It is recommended that you limit this access further so that only individuals from Randolph-Macon College who have the link can access your file.
To change access settings, click Change link to Randolph-Macon College, and click Viewer to determine whether those with the link can view, comment, or edit.
While not allowing your file to be downloaded may seem like the most secure option, it can have implications for those with internet connectivity issues, who may need to download files when they have internet access to study or view when they may not have that access.
Click Done to apply your desired settings and then either enter email addresses to share the file directly, or Get Link to link the file or folder in Canvas or another location.