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TitanApps/Google Drive - Getting Started

This article provides an introduction to Google Drive by going over common functions, including login, creating and uploading files and folders, sharing files and folders, and accessing shared files and folders.

  • Logging in to Google Drive
    • After opening a browser and going to

      1. Enter your UWO email address, which is your NetID followed by
        Image shows TitanApps/Google Accounts username login box.
      2. Click Next
      3. If this is your first time logging into the account the temporary password is your 7 digit campus ID number
        1. It will prompt you to accept the google agreement
        2. Then it will prompt you to change the password.
      4. Otherwise if this is not the first time logging in and you have changed your password enter the password you normally use with your email.
        Image shows TitanApps/Google Account password login page
      5. Click Sign In.

      If you need further assistance please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at 920-424-3020 or

  • Creating a new document
    • [Doc 55116 is unavailable at this time.]
  • Creating a folder
    • [Doc 55150 is unavailable at this time.]
  • Uploading a file
    • [Doc 55149 is unavailable at this time.]
  • Sharing files and folders
    • [Doc 55159 is unavailable at this time.]
  • Accessing shared files and folders
    • Accessing shared files and folders can depend on how the files and folders have been shared with you. The owner of the documents may have given you permission, with or without a notification email, or may have chosen to send you a link to the shared file or folder.

      Invitation email

      If the owner of the shared item sent an invitation email, click Open in the message.
      Image shows Google Drive sharing invitation email with Open button.

      In addition to the link in the email, the shared item will appear in your Google Drive. To access it there, login to your Drive and click Shared with me in the left menu.

      Image shows Google Drive with "Shared with me" link selected in left menu and shared folder visible on the right.

      Shared link

      If the owner sent you a link to a shared item, you can access the item with the link.
      Image shows Gmail message with link to shared folder.

      If you would like to access the item in the future without having to find the email with the link, you can add the item to Drive by going to shared item and clicking on the Add to Drive button at the upper right of the window.
      Image shows the Add to Drive button in a shared Google Drive folder.

Keywords:guide training TitanApps "Google Drive" introduction drive   Doc ID:55365
Owner:Michelle L.Group:UW Oshkosh
Created:2015-08-19 07:46 CSTUpdated:2019-08-13 09:51 CST
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