Google Drive


Google Drive is a cloud storage solution for data management. Drive allows you to create folders to organize your data. As long as you can access your Gmail you will be able to access your drive via web browser or application. Drive allows you to store anything: music, photos, videos, documents, pdfs, and so much more!

Features include:

  • Truly UNLIMITED storage
  • 5 Terabyte file size limits
  • Share any document or file with anybody in or outside of APU
  • App integrations
  • Microsoft Office Google Drive with this plug-in allows you to open Excel, Word, and PowerPoint files stored on Google Drive right from Office.


Drive Explained

How to perfectly organize your Drive folders | Drive

How to access Google Drive

There are several ways to access to Google Drive

  1. From your Gmail browser tab, click on the Application Launcher found at the top right corner of the page and find the Drive application icon.
  2. Or from your browser navigate to:

Learn More about Google Drive

Google Drive info

Google Drive Learning Center

Google Drive use cases

  • Use Google Drive to backup everything on your computer or phone. Normal accounts have 15GB but your account has unlimited storage.
  • Create organized folders which you can then share and give editing privileges to other people. Create folders for classes, work groups, etc, and give access to specific people you would like to share it with.
  • Store individual files which can then be shared with other people in order to protect who can use each file.
  • Can create folders or files and give view access or full edit access.

Service Notes

  • Sharing is an important aspect of Google Drive. It is important to understand how Sharing works:
    • You can share files and folders.
    • When you share a folder all files inside the folder are shared.
    • With sharing you can allow others to view, comment, or edit the documents.
    • Different people can have different access.
    • Every file in Google Drive has a unique URL that can be shared.
    • Unless you configure “Offline” Access you will need an internet connection to access your Google Drive files.
  • Unless you configure “Offline” Access you will need an internet connection to access your Google Drive files.