Google Drive is CNU’s collaborative document editing and storage platform. Using Google Drive, you can view and edit your documents from anywhere on the web. You can also work on documents with someone else.  You will be able to see the other person’s cursor, and will see his or her changes nearly immediately.

What kinds of documents can I create?

You can create the following types of document on Google Drive:

  • Text documents
  • Spreadsheets
  • Presentations
  • Drawings
  • Forms

The following document from Google’s site will give you a brief overview of the utilities in Google Drive:

How do I create a document?

To create a document, click on the “New” button.

New Document

Then, choose the type of document that you’d like to create.

Select New Document Type

How do I upload a file?

The easiest way to upload a file is simply to drag the icon for your file onto the main window of the drive.  

Upload File

If you upload a document type that Google recognizes you will be able to preview it directly in your Drive.  If the file is editable in Google Drive, you can open an editable copy by checking the box next to the file name, and choosing the appropriate app from More -> Open With.

Open With

Is there a storage limit?

There is currently no storage limit for your CNU-provided Google Drive.

How can I organize my files?

To organize your files, you can create folders in your drive by clicking “New”, then “Folder.  You can also create subfolders inside of folders.

New Folder

How can I delete unwanted files?

To delete an unwanted file from your Drive, click the file and then click the delete button.

Delete File

That will move the unwanted file to the trash.  To free up space in your drive, you must empty the trash.  To do so, go to the trash.

Google Drive Trash

Then, click on Empty Trash in the top right corner.

Empty Trash

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