What is Google Drive
Google Drive is the place all your Google files are stored. Google files can be Documents (like Word), Sheets (like Excel), Forms (that people can fill in), Slides (like PowerPoint).
You can also upload any document from your computer (Word, picture, video etc) to your Google Drive.
How can I access my Google Drive and create Google Docs?
You need to have a ‘Google account’
However, you don’t have to get a gmail address to do this …
Many of us have ‘gmail accounts’ e.g. ITsorted@gmail.com or ITsorted@googlemail.com (incidentally, these are both one and the same email address)
But you can also have a Google account associated with a personal email address e.g. email@example.com
How can I see a Google file or folder someone has shared with me?
There are two ways people can share a Google file/folder with people …
- Anyone on the Internet with the link can view (you don’t need a Google account for this)
- Restricted: Only people added can open with the link (you do need a Google account)
For more information on Google Docs click here to see our using Google Docs with Zoom page