New Google Drive feature — shared drives

Recently the Google shared drive feature was enabled for all Google apps users at UA. Google shared drives let people collaborate on projects, store files with document version control, and access their files anywhere, from any device.

A Google shared drive is similar to sharing a folder in Google Drive. Content can be managed by multiple people and groups. Multiple shared drives can be created with different permission levels. File sharing is now easier than ever, and comes at no cost to departments or the university.

Learn more on this about shared drives on this Google article.

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Screen shot of where the shared drive icon sits on a user's left-hand navigation bar