Teachers must be logged into their BCPS Google account when accessing Google Workspace tools for use with students and for any BCPS related work.

Please reference Setting Up Users in Google Chrome for support in logging into your BCPS Google Account.


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Grade levels: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, High

Google Drive is a free cloud storage option from Google that is available for all BCPS teachers and students. Google Drive allows users to store and access a variety of file types. Users can access files saved to Google Drive from any device, including computers, smartphones, and tablets. Google Drive also provides users with the ability to easily share files and folders for effective collaboration.

Learning How

Getting Started with Google Drive

The Google Drive Help Center is full of user-friendly resource pages with step-by-step directions on getting started with Google Drive and other tools. Some helpful Google Drive start-up resources include:

Although these video resources are made for students to learn how to navigate their BCPS Google Drive, teacher Google Drives work the same way. These videos can be accessed by any BCPS staff member to learn how to navigate their BCPS Google Drive, create and manage Google files, or set the most appropriate permission level when sharing files with other staff or students.

Google Drive and Schoology

Google Drive is fully supported by our Learning Management System (LMS) Schoology. Teachers can use the Google Drive Resource App in Schoology in order to easily access and upload files saved to Google Drive. Integrating Google Drive with Schoology also allows teachers to utilize the Google Drive Assignments App to streamline the process for students to access, complete, and submit Google assignments all within Schoology.

Users will need to be logged in to Schoology for direct links to work.

ISTE Standards for Students

    • Empowered Learner. 1d - Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.

    • Global Collaborator. 7b - Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.

Ideas for Use

  • Store and organize digital files and resources

  • Access and edit projects anywhere, anytime

  • Sharing files with other users

  • Collaborate with others in real-time using shared files

  • Easily search files

  • Connect to Schoology to easily upload files and create assignments

  • Use with the Schoology Google Drive Assignments App to easily create assignments that students can access, edit, and submit all within Schoology