Google Drive: Access and Work with Documents

Google Drive: Access and Work with Documents

Accessing Google Drive/Docs

  1. Navigate to cedarville.edu/google > Under login, click the "Drive" link (or use the Drive shortcut, drive.cedarville.edu). 
  2. Login using your Cedarville username and password. 

Creating New Documents

  1. In the upper-left corner of your Drive screen, click [New]. 
  2. From the drop-down menu, choose the document type you wish to create. The document will open in new tab.
  3. To create a name for the document, click the "Untitled document" field and enter a new name (or click "File" > "Rename")

Uploading Documents

  1. In the upper-left corner of your Drive screen, click [New]. 
  2. From the drop-down menu, select either "File upload" or "Folder upload."
  3. From the browser, choose the files or folder you want to upload, and then click [Open].
  4. When the upload is finished, a box will pop up in the lower-right corner will notify you.
  5. You may be asked whether or not to convert files with extensions such as ".doc." If you plan to edit the files on Google Drive, you will need to allow Google to perform the conversion.
  6. Once uploaded, the files will be available in your drive and can be treated like files that were created using Google Drive.


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