Google Drive is online storage that allows you to store photos, stories, designs, drawings, recordings, videos – almost anything, in a networked storage area. UT’s contract with Google allows students, faculty, and staff to store Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), personally identifiable information (PII) data, and protected health information (HIPPA/PHI).
You can do the following with Google Drive:
Course Planning and File Management
Student Instructional Strategies
Access your Google Drive
Sign in with your UT email address and NetID password.
Your Google Drive quota varies based on affiliation and is shared with Gmail and other Google apps. Check your Google storage and quota.
Microsoft Office file types when using Google Drive
Installing the Drive File Stream application for Mac or Windows allows you to open, edit, and save Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files as you would any other file on your computer. Google File Stream will map to Windows File Explorer and Mac Finder just like other file folders. One note: opening Microsoft Office documents from Google Drive on the Web will create a copy of the file in the corresponding G-Suite product, for example, a Word document will convert to a Google Doc. From the Web, Google offers the ability to export any G-Suite file to a Microsoft Office file or PDF.
Google Team Drive
With Google Team Drive, you can create a shared drive for members of the Google Team Drive to easily store, search, and access files from any web browser, Mac, or Windows PC. Unlike files in My Drive, files in a Team Drive belong to the team instead of an individual. Even if members leave, the files stay exactly where they are so your team can continue to share information and get work done.
Use Google with Canvas
The Canvas integration of Google Apps makes it easier for instructors to include collaborations, content sharing, engaging course content, and assignment distribution directly within Canvas. The integration also makes it easy for students to collaborate with instructors and fellow students on individual or group assignments. Learn more about how Google integrates with Canvas.
Google encrypts your data at rest, on the server, and in transit. By default, only you have access to your information, but Google provides tools to share the content YOU want to share with the people YOU want to share with. Learn more about sharing files using Google Drive.