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Effective Collaboration Techniques Using Google Drive and Shared Drive

Class Code Date Delivery Method Cost
  • Thu Aug 22, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Live Online - 1 session $200

Most Technology Training classes will be delivered online until further notice.

Before each sesson, Tech Training will provide a Zoom link for live online classes, along with any required class materials.

Learn best practices of using Google Drive and Shared drives at Stanford to facilitate collaboration within your group, and have a central location for all documentation.

Key topics covered:

  • Google Drive and Shared drives
  • Logging in -- the basics
  • Uploading and managing files and folders
  • Managing permissions with files and folders to assign viewing, editing, and commenting rights
  • Collaborating with documents
  • Assigning tasks within documents
  • Best security practices
  • Tips and tricks on using Google File Stream for your desktop
  • Design and maintain an organized, cloud-based file structure to increase team productivity


What you will be able to do as a result: 

  • Create, upload, download, and export documents
  • Manage permissions of files and folders
  • Sync files that can be accessed from any device, on or offline 
  • Collaborate more efficiently with others in your group
Don Cameron

Don is the Instructional Design lead in Technology Training, and has been at Stanford since 1998. He teaches collaboration and communication classes, along with courses on Google Apps, Smartsheet, and survey design.

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