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Google Team Drives Overview

Team Drives are a new feature in Google's G Suite. It offers shared space in Google Drive where teams can create, store, search, collaborate on, and have access to all their team-owned files. The difference between a Team Drive and My Drive is that all data (files, folders, spreadsheets, forms, and presentations) are owned by the team and not an individual.

Get Started with Google Drive

Upload and store, sync and access, view and update, organize and search, share and collaborate.

Getting Started with Google Team Drives

Set up a team drive, add files and folders, organize files, share and collaborate.

Google Drive Tips & Tricks

Get more out of using Google Drive with ideas for how to use it with descriptions and instructions.

Google Team Drive IT4U (42:30) | Sept 14, 2017

Jen Mruk and Brian Cors (ITS) demonstrate the new Google Team Drives for team-based ownership of files. Learn how Team Drives can solve sharing and collaboration issues and how to get started using them in your unit. 9/14/17. Resource links provided during the webinar.

Google Team Drives and My Drive Differences

Google Team Drives is a new feature in Google's G Suite. Unlike files in My Drive, files in Team Drive are owned by the Team rather than an individual. The table in this document outlines the major differences between Team Drives and My Drive.

Google Team Drives Best Practices

Google Team Drives is a new feature in Google’s G Suite offering shared space in Google Drive where teams can create, store, search, collaborate on and have access to all their team-owned files. This document contains a list of best practices for using your Team Drives here at the University of Michigan.

Google Team Drives comparison with Shared Accounts in Google My Drive and Box

U-M Google Team Drives, My Drive, and U-M Box are great for maintaining a shared document repository. However, there are important differences in how they work. Tables in this document outline how the three compare.

Google Team Drives Data Migration

The items that can and cannot be migrated, how this will affect other collaborators, and how to move a file into Team Drives (includes demos without audio).

Google Drive Cheat Sheet

Upload any files (such as PDFs, videos, and pictures) and folders from your computer, create new documents right in your browser, work with files you’ve stored in Drive, share your files and folders and choose what collaborators can do, add shared files to My Drive, and access your files from any device. (Can download as a PDF)

Backup & sync files with Google Drive

You can back up and sync your files with your Mac or Windows computer. Note: If you use a Google Account through work or school, you may need to use Drive File Stream instead of Backup and Sync. Learn how to install and use Drive File Stream.

Organize your files in Google Drive

If you don’t want to back up your files from your computer, you can stop syncing. Create a folder, move a file or folder, make a copy of a file, and delete a file or folder.

Share files with Google Drive

Find the file you want to share, choose who to share with & how they can use your file, and limit how a file is shared.

Store files in Google Drive

Upload and download files and folders, supported file types, view and open files, back up photos and videos automatically, store and play video, save, edit and share Microsoft Office files, save web content, convert PDF and photo content to text.

U-M Box and Google Drive: Ownership and Permissions

While both U-M Box and Google Drive are great for maintaining a shared document repository, ownership, and permissions settings (including inheritance of these settings between top-level folders and their sub-folders) works very differently in each.

Compare Backup and Sync & Drive File Stream

If you want to sync files between Google Drive and your computer, there could be two options for your work or school account: Backup & Sync or Google Drive File Stream.

How to Install Google Drive File Stream

You can see and find your files in Google Drive on your computer with Drive File Stream. 

Stop syncing Google Drive files with Backup and Sync

If you don’t want to back up your files from your computer, you can stop syncing.

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