Information Technology

Request a Team Drive (draft)

Posted on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

To learn more about Team Drives:

For UNI accounts, the "Create Team Drive" option is not available, instead request one below.


Team Drive Request Options


Option 1: Departmental Team Drive

A Team Drive that corresponds to your department's official Google Group (ex: Admissions-l).  Membership is controlled by the Google group, and members are added/removed automatically as your department personnel change.

These should be requested by the department head
A maximum of 1 per department can be created.

Option 2: Sub-Departmental Team Drive

A Team Drive for a sub-set of users (team) within your official department.  The team will be responsible for the management of the permissions and who has access.

These should be requested by the department head.

Option 3: Other / Ad-hoc

A Team Drive for non-departmental use.  This includes all other requests and are granted on a case-by-case basis.  The requestor will be given full access initially and be responsible for managing sharing.

employee examples: committee, interdepartmental teams, etc

Team Drives for student organizations must be requested by the student org advisor or full time UNI employee.



How do I request a Team Drive?

See option 1, 2, or 3 above.

How do I move files/folders into a Team Drive?

You can move individual files that you are the owner of to a Team Drive by following the instructions here:
Only administrators can move entire folders.  Please fill out this Servicehub request if you have a folder you'd like migrated to a Team Drive:

How do I access Team Drive from my mobile device?

Currently Team Drive is only available via the web interface. You can browse to via your mobile device's web browser to view your Team Drive contents.  If you need to edit files, your mobile device will automatically launch the corresponding mobile app (Google Docs, Spreadsheets, etc).

How are Team Drive permissions managed?

See option 1, 2, or 3 above for who has initial access.  With the exception of Departmental Team Drives, permissions are managed by the team members as follows: