There are a variety of ways to share files using Google Drive, but this article will focus solely on how to share files and folders inside a web browser.
Go to drive.google.com and sign in using your Davidson credentials.
After you have located the file/folder you want to share, Right Click on the file or folder. This will bring up the dialogue box pictured below. We recommend that you use the link sharing setting "Anyone at Davidson College with the link can view" You can also enter the names of people you want to share with. When you start typing, possible matches will auto populate in the box (as below):
After entering the name of the person to share with, Click Send.
If you want to share with an entire class you will have to type in the name of the course auto-group email address. If you are not sure of the correct auto-group email address to use, some guidelines are presented below:
Auto-group list names are comprised of the SUBJECT, COURSE NUMBER, SECTION NUMBER/LETTER and _ACADEMIC PERIOD of the course. The current term’s academic period is: 201802. (Fall 2019 will be 201901, Spring 2020 will be 201902; and so forth.)
Africana Studies 101–Intro to Africana Studies. Combine the Subject (AFR), course (101), section (0), and academic period (_201802). Thus the course group email address is:
Physics 130, Section A – General Physics with Calculus. Combine the Subject (PHY), course (130), section (A) and academic period (_201702). Thus the course group email address is: