We are excited to announce the start of our Dropbox migration project. T&I is replacing Dropbox with Google Drive, as Davidson’s primary cloud storage and file sharing solution. The migration is scheduled to take place after commencement, 2021.
About the Project
With our Dropbox license set to expire in Spring 2021, T&I is moving forward with replacing Dropbox as Davidson’s primary cloud storage and file sharing solution. We believe that we can save the college money while maintaining and even improving the user experience. The migration will take place after commencement, in 2021.
Fall 2020 - Contract completed with Google and migration partner.
Early Summer 2021 - Early adopters migration with select campus partners.
TBD 2021 - Campus migration (timeline being reworked due to early adopter delays.)
We've put together a list of FAQs to get us started. We'll continue to add to this list throughout the project, providing guidance and answers to common questions.
FAQs - Migration from Dropbox to Google Drive
What to expect during the migration from Dropbox to Google Drive
Learn more about what to expect during each phase of the migration process.
A general training session will be hosted by our migration partner shortly after the data migration phase is complete. Details coming soon!
In addition, T&I will be offering Google Drive workshops during the spring semester and throughout the summer. Training details and registration information are available here.
Why wait? Check out our Google Training Resources and start exploring Google Drive, Shared Drives, and other productivity and collaboration tools included in Google Workspace (formerly GSuite).
Campus Communications & Events
We'll update our campus community via email throughout the project. Information and resources will also be made available in campus newsletters, Inside Davidson, our College website, social media (follow us @wildcattech), and on our support site.
6/15 Initial campus communication
6/24 Cloud storage survey sent to faculty and selected staff
11/9 Email to campus
11/24 Survey to Early Adopters
12/3 Initial email to Early Adopters
12/18 Early Adopters Migration Update
1/8 Early Adopters Migration Delay
2/24 Early Adopters Bulk Migration Update
3/19 Early Adopters Bulk Migration with Shared Drive Update
4/16 Early Adopters Migration Update