Store, organize, and create sharable links to your files using Google Drive. New Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Forms that you create are automatically stored in Google Drive, and you can upload your own files to Google Drive and use the unlimited cloud storage and collaboration tools from any computer or mobile device.
By default, the new files and folders that you create in Google Drive are private to you. You can choose to share files or entire folders with specific people if you wish. You can also create links to your files that are useable by anyone with a University of Florida Gatorlink, to anyone that receives the link, or you can share the files publicly on the web.
Use Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides to create, review, and collaborate in real time on documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Files that you create using these tools are automatically saved in Google Drive and can be exported in formats that are computable with Microsoft Office products if desired.
Use Google Forms to create surveys or questionnaires that have their responses saved as a Google Sheet automatically. Google Forms allows you to collect data and analyze responses in an easy fashion.
If you are collecting data for institutional research purposes, consider using Qualtrics, especially if Restricted Data is involved, and be sure to work in accordance with the policies of UF Integrated Risk Management and the Institutional Review Board.
Use Google Calendar to keep track of personal and academic deadlines in a private calendar, or create and share joint calendars to make sure that your group, class, or team is on the same schedule.
Google Sites is straightforward website builder that can be used to host your work, showcase an e-portfolio, or provide access to information that you want to make available to the public.
Collaborate in real-time on a virtual whiteboard from your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Jamboard supports touch for seamless writing, and Jamboard sessions are automatically saved in Google Drive for later viewing.
Use Google Chat to send direct messages to others or start group conversations. Separate chat rooms can be created to keep your conversations separate. Google Chat allows you to collaborate, share files, and maintain a persistent conversation so that your team or group can stay on task.