Resources

Comparisons

There are a couple of options for working with offline files with Google Drive and Google shared drives.

Good Practices

Ensure important department documents in Google Drive do not get accidentally deleted or go missing, especially when someone leaves the University or moves to another department.

How-Tos

This article is intended for migrating large amounts of data from Google Drive into Box Secure Storage using the Box web interface.
Canvas integrates with Google Drive both at the course level and at the Group level making it easy for you to collaborate with others in both environments. There are two different integrations at each level.
Canvas integrates with Google Drive both at the course level and at the Group level making it easy for you to collaborate with others in both environments. There are two different integrations at each level.
Canvas integrates with Google Drive making it easy for instructors to include collaborations, content sharing, and assignments directly within Canvas.
Canvas integrates with Google Drive making it easy for you to share content and collaborate with others, students and instructors alike.
Canvas integrates with Google Drive making it easy for you to share content and collaborate with others, students and instructors alike.
The most common issue people experience when using Google Drive in Canvas is an authorization error or authentication failure.

Resources

Google Support document with instructions on the deletion of a document stored in Google Drive
Google Support document outlining steps for printing documents stored in Google Drive
Article from Google about how to access Google Drive and share and edit Google documents, slides, sheets, forms and drawings from within a Google Video Call (Hangout).
Google Support document outlining basic and advanced search options in Google Drive. Note: Scroll down and click on Advanced Search options.
Google Support document which outlines process for changing the way documents are shared in Google Drive
LinkedIn Learning instructional video on making changes to your view and the sort order in Google Drive
Google Support document on real time communication with another Google user who is also working on the same Google Drive document
This short video from LinkedIn Learning demonstrates how to convert a file into the Google Doc format.
Google Support information on the creation, deletion and moving of a folder in Google Drive
LinkedIn Learning video instructions on how to delete and recover files stored in Google Drive
Google Workspace Learning Center instructions on how to download and print files from Google Drive
LinkedIn Learning instructional video on the ability to collaboratively edit a single document in Google Drive with another Google user.
Limitations on file sizes in Google Drive
Locate a file if its parent folders no longer exist.
Keyboard shortcut commands for use in Google Drive
Google Workspace Learning Center guide on sharing files or folders with specific people, adding comments and replies, making edit suggestions, and working with suggested edits of Google Documents in Google Drive
Important considerations before moving or deleting information in shared folders.
LinkedIn Learning video guide to funcationality and navigation in the Google Drive application
Google Support document with instructions on recovering a Google Drive document
Google provided information on requirements for using Google Drive.
Google Support site reviews process of searching for files in Google Drive
LinkedIn Learning how-to video on searching for files and folders in Google Drive
LinkedIn Learning instructional video on how to share files from Google Drive with other users of Google
Google Support instructional document on sorting files in Google Drive
Suggesting an edit to others working on the same document
Information on tracking changes made to your files stored in Google Drive
Google Support document giving steps to change ownership of documents stored in Google Drive
LinkedIn Learning video explanation of files compatible for storage in Google Drive
Google Support document with instructions on uploads to Google Drive
LinkedIn Learning video how-to on uploading files to Google Drive
LinkedIn Learning instructional video on using stars to group files in Google Drive
LinkedIn Learning instructional video on the use of a preview lightbox for file searches in Google Drive
Google Workspace Learning Center how-to guide on set up and use of Google Drive 
A resource discussing several strategies, such as folder structure and tagging, that can help improve your Google Drive when used with departments or teams.
LinkedIn Learning instructional video on contributing to files shared with you through Google Drive
Google Support document outlining how to convert Office files to Google Doc format
LinkedIn Learning instructional video on the sharing of documents through Google Drive and responding to/adding revisions
LinkedIn Learning video instructions on creation and maintenance of folders in Google Drive
Find help creating, editing and formating Google Forms.
Learn how to create or join a Google Group, read and create posts, create a forum, and organize events.
University of Minnesota branded templates are available for several Google Workspace apps.
Google created documentation on creating/renaming docs and spreadsheets in Google Drive
Abbreviated documentation on basics of Google Drive set up and functionality
Learn to store, sync, and share files with Google Drive.
This resource from CloudFind provides some best practices for using Google Drive with your team.
The table below provides basic guidelines and recommendations for appropriate file storage and sharing solutions.
Google Support document on the use of Google Groups to make sharing from Google Drive more easily monitored and controlled.

Self-Help Guides

The Google Drive self-help guide provides how-to instructions for common tasks such as organizing and finding files and folders, sharing and working together on documents, and downloading and printing files.