Sharing Google Files

How to share a google file with an individual through Google Drive

This guide will walk you through the process of sharing a file with another student or faculty member through Google Drive.

Step 1: Log into your Google account and navigate to your Google Drive

Step 2: Open the file that you want to share

Step 3: Click share at the top right corner of the page.

Note: This option is only available for documents that can be edited in Google (e.g. google docs, google sheets, google slides, etc.) Please see Sharing Other Files for instructions on how to share PDFs, videos, JPEGs, and other non-google documents.

Step 4: Type in the email address of the individual you are sharing the file with.

Step 5: Click on the drop down menu on the right to change their access rights.

Note: If you want the individual to just view the file, click can view. If you want the individual to be able to add comments, click can comment. If you want the individual to be able to edit the file, click can edit.

Step 6: Click Send to notify the individual that you are sharing a file with them

Note: If you are sharing a file to a faculty or staff member, you will get the message below. Click Yes to finish the sharing.