If you have a gmail account under the OC domain (anything ending in "oc.edu" or "eagles.oc.edu"), you also have a Google Drive account with free unlimited storage. You can download the Google Drive desktop application, which allows you to sync your files with Google Drive. (For example, you can save a Word Document directly to your Google Drive from your desktop, rather than saving the document twice, once for desktop and once on your Google Drive. This can serve as an automatic data backup technique.) You can also download the Google Drive App for your other devices (phones, iPads, tablets) and sync your files across your devices.
Follow the steps below to download and install the Google Drive desktop application in Windows (click here for Mac instructions).
For more instructions related to Google Drive and other Google apps, view the articles below:
- Select which Google Drive folders you would like to sync to your desktop
- Find your Google Calendar and Docs through MyOC
- Overview of Google Docs
Log Into Your OC Email Account on a Web Browser
- Go to "gmail.oc.edu."
- Log in with your OC credentials.
Access Your Google Drive
- Click on the 9 squares icon at the top left to reveal a drop-down menu.
- Select "Drive."
You are finished!
Google Drive Icon
The Google Drive icon should appear at the bottom-right corner of your screen if your Google Drive application is running. You can click on the icon to reveal a menu of options.