Google Drive Powerful, Cloud based, Collaborative Spaces?


In this session

We will:

  • consider engaging students
  • explore the Google Drive Ecosystem.
  • experience collaboration.
  • discuss Google Drive's potential for supporting teaching practice.
  • use a Google Form to provide session feedback.

Engaging Students

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin

The Google Drive Ecosystem

Google Drive provides Cloud Based storage.

Google Drive provides a range of Cloud Based, office applications:

  • Wordprocessor (Docs)
  • Spreadsheet (Sheets)
  • Presentation (Slides / Drawings)

All these applications can be used collaboratively.

Be Mindful

If we are going to use cloud based resources to support our teaching we need to consider our organisation policy

  • University Group controlled data
  • Any personal identifiable or personal sensitive data
  • Confidential data
  • Commercially sensitive data
  • Protecting Student Privacy
How might these issues effect you?

Coventry University staff can find more information from the Office of Information Security, IT Services.

Hello Exercise

Create a paragraph titled with your name. Tell us a bit about yourself and why you came to today's session.

Self Portrait

Create a Self Portrait using the drawing tools. Or add a Selfie!


Does Google Drive have a place in your classroom?

Where next?

Here are some resources to help you better understand and use Google Drive Applications.

Google Drive Support Site. An excellent resource for understanding Google Drive.

Coventry University Staff have free access to Lynda.Com. Here is an excellent short course introducing Google Drive Essentials.


We always appreciate constructive feedback about our Light Bite sessions.

Course Title : Light Bites Google Drive

Created By
Ian Upton


Created with images by blunkswife - "drive" • Pexels - "archive bookcase boxes" • ElasticComputeFarm - "cctv security camera" • moritz320 - "hello greeting sign language" • @iannnnn - "Self Portrait" • International Debate Education Association (IDEA) - "IDEA SEE debate training for Roma youth in Berovo, Macedonia" • quapan - "bridge" • surdumihail - "feedback analytics public speaking"