Cloud - Dropbox & Google Drive


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Cloud - Dropbox & Google Drive

  1. 1. Dropbox & Google Drive – Stepping onto the Cloud DIGITAL LITERACY & PROFESSIONALISM
  2. 2. Please take a few moments to fill out the pre-workshop survey. Photo by Perspecys via Creative Commons License:
  3. 3. Digital Literacy & Professionalism This workshop is one of a series made by possible by a Digital Literacy & Professionalism grant from the Washington State Library.
  4. 4. What is Digital Literacy? “Digital literacy is the ability to find, evaluate, utilize, share, and create content using information technologies and the Internet.” Cornell University. "Digital Literacy Resource - Introduction." Digital Literacy Resource - Introduction. Retrieved from http: //
  5. 5. Dropbox & Google Drive - Workshop Overview • Dropbox & Google Drive - What are they? • Dropbox vs. Google Drive • Using digital storage professionally • Getting started with Dropbox • Getting started with Google Drive • Your turn! • Where to get more help & information • Questions???
  6. 6. Dropbox & Google Drive - What are they? • Internet-based storage and backup tools • Free storage space • Create & upload documents, share and collaborate • Access files/documents on computer desktop • Access from multiple devices anywhere - work or school • Collaborate & share documents
  7. 7. Dropbox vs. Google Drive Dropbox 2 GB free storage (Up to 18 GB) earn more storage: 125 MG Connect account to Facebook & Twitter 500 MG per referral Desktop client - access files on computer Download documents to edit Secure two-step verification feature - submit password in addition to a six-digit security code Google Drive 5 GB storage upfront Real-time collaboration and editing Access, open & edit files on computer & online Secure two-step authentication can be enabled Connected to Google account
  8. 8. Using Digital Storage Professionally ● More day-to-day business meetings, workshops, and job interviews are being conducted online. ● Knowing how to effectively use communication technologies at work is important in this increasingly digital world. Photo by elycefiliz via flickr Creative Commons License.
  9. 9. Getting Started with Dropbox • Go to • Create free account/sign in • Download to your computer • Upload document from your computer • Share document with a friend or colleague
  10. 10. Getting Started with Google Drive • Go to • Create free account/sign in • Download to your computer • Upload document from your computer • Share document with a friend or colleague
  11. 11. Your turn! Practice Session by Dan Mills via flickr Creative Commons license:
  12. 12. Where to get more information and help? •Dropbox help link: •Google Drive help link: com/drive/#topic=14940 •Contact the library: •Contact eLearning: Photo by Steev Hise via Creative Commons License
  13. 13. Questions?
  14. 14. Please complete the post-workshop survey before you go. Photo by David Feng via Creative Commons License