Getting Started with Google Drive

San Diego Virtual School Uses Google DriveSan Diego Virtual School is excited to use the online tool, Google Drive, to simplify the process of connecting students and teachers to share important information and documents. With Google Drive, you’re able to access documents your teachers share with you, while sharing documents you create with your teachers, such as your PE logs. This simple tutorial will help you get started with Google Drive.


Accessing Google Drive

To use Google Drive, you’ll need to create a Google email account if you haven’t done so already. While logged into your Google account, you’ll see a collection of small squares with a grid-like appearance on the upper right side of the screen. Click the group of squares to view the drop down grid menu and select “Drive.”


Viewing and Sharing Documents

While viewing your Google Drive account, you’ll see a column on the left-hand side with a list of options. Here, you’re able to view the documents that have been shared with you. Simply, click on your name and you’ll see a file to open, allowing you to view information that has been shared with you.

When viewing the document, you’re able to type in the information you need to complete your PE log and other assignments. The information you type will be auto saved, and your teacher will see the information you’ve added. You don’t need to do anything else.

On the left-hand side of the screen, you also have the option to create new documents to use for your work and to share with others. With each new document you create, you have the ability to customize who is able to view the document should you need to share it with your teachers.

Google Drive is a simple and effective way to communicate and stay informed with everything pertaining to your courses. If you have any questions about using Google Drive, please contact your teacher.