Google Drive (formerly Google Docs) is a free online space to create, edit, store and share documents, presentations, spreadsheets, forms and files.
Google Drive syncs to the cloud, meaning your work is available from anywhere, at anytime.
Google Drive has a variety of file types that can be used for different functions:
Can't find a shared document? Try looking in "Shared with me" rather than "My Drive".
Shared items will appear here unless you select "Add to Drive". Then it will be synced to your Drive folder on your PC.
Get the App:
Get the Desktop App:
On your PC:
On your iPad:
On your computer:
1. Open up the document you want to share
2. Click the blue "share" button in the top right hand corner
3. Copy the link to share with a large group of people. They will only be able to view the link by default. To change, click "change"
4. To collaborate with a few individuals, enter their email address under "invite people". They will be able to edit by default. To change this, click "can edit".
On your iPad:
1. Open the Google Drive App
2. Tap the arrow to the right of an item's name to open the details panel.
3. Tap the + next to "who has access" enter email address under "add people"
When you share your document, you can allow people to:
To view any changes that have been made to a document:
1. Open the document in Google Drive
2. Select File > Version history > See version history.
3. Click on a time and date to see the document at the time. Any changes made by a particular collaborator will be shown in the color assigned to that individual in the revision history pane.
4. To revert to the version you're currently viewing, click Restore this version. To return to the the current version, click the back arrow in the upper left of the page.