Shared drives allow a group of people to maintain a set of files and folders inside Google without having them owned by an individual. This means no more worrying about a person leaving and losing access to that critical document since everything is stored and owned by the group. You can easily add/remove people within a shared drive, and you can create them for a department, organization, workgroup, committee or any other type of collaboration. If you have a Google group you can even add the entire group to a shared drive, and manage permissions through the Google group.
To create a Google Shared Drive, please review our documentation here - https://wiki.umbc.edu/display/faq/Google+Shared+Drive
If you would like to setup a Google group for your team/organization to manage calendar meetings/shared drive access, please fill out the form here - http://doit.umbc.edu/request-tracker-rt/listgroup/
If you have any questions about google shared drives, please feel free to email me directly or call or contact our Technology Support Center at rt.umbc.edu or at x53838.
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DoIT - UMBC