U-M Google shared drives (formerly known as Team Drives), My Drive, and U-M Box are great for maintaining a shared document repository. However, there are important differences in how they each work. See below for tables that outline how the three compare. Tip: If you’re unsure of what account type(s) are best for you or your team, you can contact the ITS Service Center for guidance.
Google shared drives (formerly known as Team Drives) are a feature in Google's G Suite. They offer shared space in Google Drive where teams can create, store, search, collaborate on, and have access to all their team-owned files. The difference between a shared drive and My Drive is that all data (files, folders, spreadsheets, forms, and presentations) are owned by the team/group and not an individual.
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Overview When you share from Google Drive, you can control whether people can edit, comment on, or view your file. The U-M Google team recommends using caution when you choose permissions for your files and folders in U-M Google Drive to ensure the privacy and security of university data. This is especially true when collaborating with people outside of U-M. It is your responsibility to appropriately share data with only those who should have access to it.
U-M instructors on the Ann Arbor campus can use the MCommunnity Directory to create groups based on course-roster data in Wolverine Access. These groups are synchronized to U-M Google and can be used for sending email, and sharing U-M Google resources.
This document outlines the process for using a Google calendar API (Application Program Interface) to customize how a calendar displays on digital signage.
The content of your digital sign can be updated through an external Google Sheet.
For several years, classic Google Hangouts had been a part of Google at U-M and integrated with Google Mail. Google Chat is an updated, team-based experience that has replaced classic Hangouts at U-M, including within Gmail.
Important: Google Chat is a G Suite for Education core service. It is free, covered under U-M’s agreement with Google, and can be used for certain kinds of sensitive data. U-M Google and Google Chat are not HIPAA-compliant. If you are affiliated with Michigan Medicine, refer to the U-M HITS site for approved communications software.