Google Drive

This is Google’s version of a cloud-based data storage and sharing service. Drive is the home of Google Docs, a suite of productivity applications that offer collaborative editing on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. It is linked to Google+, a social networking and videoconferencing service, as well as other Google Apps (Sites, Blogger, etc.).

Log Into Google Drive

To access your Google Drive account, go to https://drive.google.com/a/ucdavis.edu and enter your Campus Kerberos username and password.

Besides the drive you can also access the Google Apps such as Docs, Sheets, and Slides to create documents, spreadsheets, or slides presenttaion.

What if I already have a non-UC Davis Google account or Gmail account?

Creating a UC Davis Google Apps account will not affect an existing personal Google or Gmail account, unless the personal Google account was created with your @ucdavis.edu email address. If a user had established, prior to the roll-out, a personal Google account using their ucdavis.edu email address, they will now encounter an account conflict. In these cases, the user now has two accounts - the personal Google account and the UC Davis Google account. Users can resolve this conflict by following the steps in the Conflicting Accounts knowledge base article.

Google offers some tools for moving data between accounts. Further information on data movement options can be found in the following Google support articles:

  • Account merge and data move options
  • Moving your data manually
  • Migrated data between Google Apps accounts

Additionally, users may find the Conflicting Accounts troubleshooter helpful.

Here's the standard method to convert from Google Docs to Microsoft Word:

  1. Open the file in Docs that you want to convert to Microsoft Word.
  2. Click File>Download As.
  3. Select Microsoft Word/.docx.
  4. The exported file will download to your computer.
  5. If it doesn't open automatically, open on your downloads folder to find it.