Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Technology Spotlight: Google Drive Offline

So last week's post is almost a week late, which is why I am focusing on Google Drive offline.  We changed TV providers two weeks ago so we also changed internet providers. However, I wasn't thinking and canceled our internet before I had our new internet set up. Of course I still had work to do for my admin courses so being able to work in Google Drive offline was a life saver. I would just use my hotspot on my phone for me to upload my assignments.

The Google Drive applications that you can access offline are Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drawings. To access them when you do not have internet access you will need to download the Google Chrome extension. (you will need to download this extension while you have internet access) To open your files log into Google Chrome, then go to Google Drive and open Settings. (settings can be found by clicking on the gear icon near the top right of the screen. Once in your settings, make sure the box is checked where it says Offline "Sync Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, & Drawings files to this computer so that you can edit offline". To begin editing, find your doc and start working!

If you are on a PC or Mac you can also edit your Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drawings by downloading the Backup and Sync app. For more information click here.

I definitely made sure this extension was on each of my students' Google accounts this past year for those few times when we lost power so the kids could keep right on working on their chromebooks and not worry about losing their work.

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