Students now have 30G of storage available on Google Drive. Google Drive is what we call, “cloud storage” or an “intranet.” It works just like an external hard drive. You can save your files to it, and access it from any computer with only a user name and a password.  Here’s how:

  1. Type in “google.wrdsb.ca” into the address bar.
  2. Type in your school username and password (PAL login – the same as logging into the Window’s side of the computer).
  3. This is like your “My Documents” on the computer. You can click the “new” button in the left side menu (previous version “Create”) to make folders or other create other Google  Apps.

WRDSB Google drive screen cap

  1. When you click New you can upload files and folders.
    • If you are using Chrome as your browser, you can upload entire folders at once.
    • You can also drag and drop here.
  2. Sharing: click on the file or folder you wish to share, then click the Blue Share button at the top right, and enter in their email address.
    • NOTE: Everybody with a WRDSB email is already in your contacts list!
  3. Files shared with you will show up in the “Shared with me area.
    • You can add shared files to “My Drive” by selecting them and then clicking “Add to my drive” button at the top.