How to Access Google Drive

In order to use Google Drive, you will need to create a free account with Google or use your provided ISU email to login.

 

Instructions:

Step 1: Go to www.google.com and click on Sign In.
Step 2: After signing in, click on the app button to choose a program (Youtube, Drive, etc.). For the purpose of this document, we will focus on Drive.
Step 3: After clicking Drive, you can view your documents, folders, and shared items. Click on New to make a new Docs, Sheets, or Slides document.

Note: Docs is much like Word. Sheets is similar to Excel. Slides would be close to Powerpoint, and Forms is an easy way to create a survey or sign-up form.  Although each product doesn’t have the same amount of abilities as Microsoft, Google products do have the ability to share with others and have multiple users editing the document at the same time.

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Examples

View of Google Docs:
View of Google Sheets:
View of Google Slides:
Summary
A great option for instructors to add video discussion topics.
Features
User FriendlyCopy/paste a link to your Grid in Canvas
Cost
Free for all educators.
Where to get help
Company's website
 
Summary
A useful tool to store and share your documents with all of your classes and colleagues. You create folders and decide how to share them.
Features
Canvas integration through embeddingEasily used across devices
Cost
Free available to all ISU faculty
Where to get help
ISU's IT
 
Summary
Allows for threaded, asynchronous communication between students and instructors. Great option for instructors who want to encourage more in depth online discussions.
Features
AL-Supported Online Discussion Platform
Cost
Purchased • Information available on Packback website
Where to get help
Company Website