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New Google Team Drive Improves File Sharing and Access

By: Shad Jessen   Published 1:49 pm / August 9, 2017

Google Team Drive is now available to Boise State students, faculty and staff.

Keeping track of individual file owners, configuring permissions to share and edit files, and changing file ownership when an individual leaves the university requires a high level of administrative overhead in Google Drive, especially when teams require access to files. Google Drive originally was designed for individuals, not teams.

The new Google Team Drive solves this. With Team Drive, files are owned and shared by a team. When an individual leaves the team, files and permissions remain.

Google Team Drives are shared spaces where teams can store, search and access their files anywhere, from any device.

Team members automatically see the same files regardless of who adds or reorganizes them.

Learn how to use Google Team Drive on the Office of Information Technology’s website. Additional information about using Team Drive is available in the G Suite Learning Center.

For more information, contact the Help Desk at (208) 426-4357, or email