Google Drive

Please note the important changes coming to USC’s Google storage services.

What is Google Drive?

  • Google Drive is a cloud storage service.
  • It allows you to store, share, access, and update your files in real time from any device.

How can I use Google Drive?

  • Google Drive can store documents, videos, spreadsheets, presentations, and more.
  • You can invite others to view, download, and collaborate on files.
  • Google Photos are not allowed. (See Google Changes – Faculty and Staff for more information.)

Access Google Drive

  1. Open your browser (Chrome is recommended).
  2. Go to
  3. Log into Google Drive using your USC e-mail. You will be signed into Google Drive through Single Sign-on.
  4. In the upper left-hand corner, click + New to add new folders and files to Google Drive.
  5. To share a folder or file with another USC:
    1. Right-click on the item you wish to share.
    2. Click Share.
    3. In the People field, enter the e-mail of the person you wish to share with.
    4. Click Share to share the folder or file. The recipient will now be able to view and edit the content.
  6. For additional instructions on how to use Google Drive, go to the Google Drive Support