Google Drive is Google’s cloud-based file storage service. Google Drive lets you keep all your work in one place, view different file formats without the need for additional software, and access your files from any device.
This course is part of the Getting started with Google Workspace Specialization
About this Course
What you will learn
Use, manage, organize and share folders and files using My Drive.
Create, manage, and share folders and files in a Google shared drive.
Search and navigate using Google Drive.
Apply templates to work across Google Workspace applications.
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
This module covers the agenda. It also introduces students to On the Rise and the course business challenge.
Introduction to Google Drive
In this module, we will introduce you to Google Drive and discuss its main uses. We will also talk about key differences between personal and shared drives.
Share with Google Drive
In this module, we will look at collaborator roles and permissions and what these mean for sharing with Google Drive.
In this module, you will learn how to upload files and folders in My Drive and work across file types. We will also discuss how you can easily view, arrange, organize, modify, and remove files in My Drive.
Shared drives are shared spaces in Google Drive for sharing content with a team. In this module, we will look at how to organize, manage, and share folders and files using a Google shared drive.
To ensure consistency when creating content, and to save time when creating the same document repeatedly, you can create a template. In this module, we’re going to talk about creating and using templates and how to save and search for them in Google Drive.
Google Drive tools and options
Google Drive offers several additional tools, add-ons, and options that can be enabled in order to meet your needs. In this module, we will talk about some of these options, including offline viewing, Drive File Stream, and the Google Workspace Marketplace.
In this module, you will put everything you have learned into practice by helping our fictional Google Workspace customer solve their business challenge.
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About the Getting started with Google Workspace Specialization
This training equips students with the skills they need to become productive with Google Workspace. By the end of this Specialization, the student will be proficient in the use of the core Google Workspace applications: Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Meet and Google Chat.
They will learn how to manage mail and schedules effectively; create, manage and share content in Google Drive, and become more productive through the use of the collaboration features that are an integral and defining part of Google Workspace. It is recommended that students engage with this content using a Chromebook, Windows, or Mac OS computer with Google Chrome installed, plus a managed Google Workspace account.
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