Eastern Michigan University

Google Drive™

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As part of G Suite for Education, Google Drive allows you to store all of your work in one secure place. This means that you can access and share your work at anytime, using your laptop, tablet or phone. Better yet, your EMU G Suite for Education account has unlimited storage on Google Drive.

All EMU students, faculty and staff have access to Google Drive. To begin, review the Quick Start Guide to Get Started with Drive.

How do I access Google Drive?

  • Log in to http://drive.emich.edu and enter your NetID credentials (formerly called my.emich credentials)
  • Click on the App Launcher icon in the upper right and select the Drive icon (pictured above)

Mobile Devices

You can access Google Drive from your mobile devices using either the iOS or Android apps. The apps are available in the Apple App Store and Android Play Store

How can I sync my devices with Google Drive?

Install the Google Drive app on your computer. You can configure the app to sync any or all of your files with Google Drive, making your files accessible on your computer, your mobile devices as well as via your browser. Any changes you make to a file will sync to the file in Google Drive, and vice versa. You can even share some of your folders, or all of them if you wish.

Acceptable File Types and Size

  • Individual files can be up to 5 Tb in size
  • Total storage is unlimited for your emich.edu Google Drive account
  • Drive may not be accessible in all countries. EMU account holders traveling to China are advised to make alternative file access arrangements prior to departure to be sure that they respect the laws of their international destination
  • Check the Supported File Types and Sizes website for more information.

Sensitive Data Storage

Generally speaking, you may store student educational data such as student papers/projects, grades and EIDs in Google Drive. However, the following types of data must NOT be stored in Google Drive:

  • social security numbers
  • credit card or payment card (PCI)
  • protected health information (HIPAA)
  • export controlled research (ITAR, EAR)
  • Federal data security management (FISMA)
  • student loan application information (GLBA)
Note: If you are unsure about whether you are permitted to store a particular type of data in Google Drive, check the Sensitive Data Guide or simply ask! We are happy to help you sort through the legal and policy frameworks to make a determination. Contact Rocky Jenkins to discuss any questions you might have.

Check the Drive support website for more information.