Q: "How do I organize things into folders on my Google Drive?"
A: When you go to Google Drive, simply click the "New" button. Among the options is the ability to create a new folder. Creating a folder will place a new unnamed folder in your current location. From there you can move files to the folder by dragging them to it or by right clicking a file and selecting "Move to..."
Q: "How do I organize all of this stuff people send me?"
A: Anytime something is shared to you, it will appear automatically under "Shared with Me" from your Drive menu. From there you can choose to move the files to your own personal Drive by right clicking the file(s) and selecting "Add to My Drive." After that, you can treat the file like any other file.
Q: "How do I find things that people shared to me?"
A: There will be an email notification that something was shared to you, but those get lost in the shuffle. There are several options. You can go to the "Shared with Me" section of your Drive and search it for the file using a keyword. You could then move it to your Drive so you know where to find it. If the file is important, you could also star it by right clicking the file and selecting "Add Star." This marks the file as important and it will now also show up in your Drive under "Starred."
Q: "Why do more than one set of calendars for the labs show up?"
A: One set is several years old and no longer in use. The calendars you want are:
- Middle School Chromebook Cart
- Middle School Main Computer Lab
- Middle School Mini Computer Lab
There may be calendars that look very similar to these. They are the old calendars which are no longer in use. Signing up for a lab on one of these computers will not display for anyone else.
Q: "What doesn't work on a Chromebook?
A: Because Chrome does not run a normal operating system (like Windows or iOS), some things are not compatible. Among programs that are not currently compatible with a Chromebook are:
- SMART Notebook
- SMART Response
- SMART Board Drivers
- Microsoft Office (but files can be converted, and an online version does exist.
- Anything requiring a CD to run
Q: "What if I found an app that I want to use on all the Chromebooks?"
A: Email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask them to push the app onto the Chromebooks.
Q: "How do I know student logins, passwords, and computer assignments?"
A: This information is available and can be shared to you by Mrs. Funk or Mr. J.
Here's a link to help organize and search on Google Drive.
More questions to come in the future.