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Google Drive is a free, web-based application that allows for the creation, sharing, collaboration, and management of documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more.
UW Google Drive
Google Drive is an application within the UW-Madison Google Workspace, which allows UW-Madison students, staff, and faculty to securely log in using their UW NetID and connect using @wisc.edu accounts. Learn more about Google Drive.
Log in at https://apps.google.wisc.edu/ using your UW NetID and password.
Application and Limitations
Users can access multiple document formats. The primary types of documents that can be created and shared with Google Drive include:
- Documents (Google Docs): For composing letters, flyers, essays, and other text-based files (similar to MS Word documents)
- Spreadsheets (Google Sheets): For storing and organizing information (similar to MS Excel worksheets)
- Presentations (Google Slides): For creating and presenting slides (similar to MS PowerPoint slideshows)
- Forms (Google Forms): For collecting and organizing data (this works in conjunction with Google Spreadsheets)
- Drawings (Google Drawings): For creating simple vector graphics or diagrams
Watch a Common Craft video that explains how Google Drive works.
Avoid these Pitfalls
- UW-Madison Google Workspace - Getting started with My Drive and Shared drives
- Google Drive Help offers great info on getting started, how to, and quick fix
- Google Drive Blog posts up-to-date information relating to Google Drive
- Logging in to UW-Madison Google Workspace