Noontime Tech Lunch to Test Drive Google Drive

Google Drive LogoDo you know about Google Drive? Sounds like an accessory for your car, but it’s actually a powerful tool available to all students, staff, and faculty at USC. Many people use Google Drive to collaborate on documents, presentations, and spreadsheets. It also includes ways to make simple surveys, collect and analyze data and make charts.

Google Drive can also be used to publish documents, letting others view your work without the ability to edit it. We’ll discuss some of the cool tricks you can use to enhance your academic work as well as some general Google search tips and tricks.

Come to “Test Drive: Getting under the Hood of Google Drive” in the Norris Medical Library’s West Conference room on Friday, April 25th, from noon-1 PM. We’ll provide pizza; you’ll find out what’s in Google Drive and how to use it!

3 Responses to Noontime Tech Lunch to Test Drive Google Drive

  1. TK says:

    I think a lecture on OneDrive / SkyDrive by Microsoft would be more useful since you can sync word documents while you type them and collaborate with others. Most people use Office, not google documents.

  2. norrislib says:

    Thank you for your comment. There are many systems available for sharing and collaborating on documents. Sky Drive/One Drive through USC is currently available to only a small group of faculty and staff at USC, and there are no plans to extend this access to USC students. Google Drive at USC is currently available to all USC students, staff, and faculty. In order to provide useful training for the largest number of Trojans, we chose to focus this session on Google Drive.

  3. TK says:

    OneDrive is free. 7 gb free. 3 more gb free if you sync your phone. 5 more gb free if you refer 9 or 10 people. If you buy a Microsoft Surface, I think you can get 100 gb free for 2 years. If you buy a windows phone, I think you get 25 gb free for 1-2 years.

    You can even register / log in with your gmail address.

    It works with all the office 2010 / 2013 programs installed on the 100 or so Norris Medical Library computers — just be sure to sign out / close notebooks / log-out, etc when done.

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