Google Team Drives

Files can be moved from My Drive to Google Team Drives, but folders cannot. We discovered issues when U-M's Google administrators move folders and have decided not to do so, as previously communicated. We contacted Google to express our concern and learn if people will eventually be able to move folders. We will keep the campus updated. 

Team Drives deliver security, structure and ease-of-use by making it easy to:

  • Add new team members. Manage team members individually or with MCommunity Groups.
  • Keep track of your files if a team member leaves. Team Drives are jointly owned by the team, which means that anything added to Team Drives stays there no matter who comes or goes. 
  • Understand and manage sharing permissions. Team members see the same files regardless of who adds or reorganizes them. Manage permissions for editing, commenting, reorganizing or deleting files.

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Watch a recording of the training webinar on Team Drives, review our Team Drives documentation and learn more at the G Suite Learning Center.

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