There are many cloud-based tools available that let you store, share, and access your files anywhere. Some of these tools also allow you to create and co-edit documents, spreadsheets and slideshow presentations. Check out our guide to some of the main cloud storage options below.
|Google Drive||15 GB
(can purchase more)
|+ Integrates well with Google accounts.
+ Real time collaboration on Google Documents.
|— Works best only if users have a Google account.|
|Microsoft One Drive||1 TB||+ Largest amount of storage.
+ Integrates well with Microsoft Office.
+ Linked to your SFC account allowing easy sharing across SFC.
|— Real time editing limited to Microsoft-based documents.|
(pay for more storage)
|+ Easy to use||— Least amount of storage available.
— Doesn't allow for easy, real-time collaboration.
Google Drive is a file sharing and collaboration platform from Google. It allows users to create and co-edit Google documents, spreadsheets, and slideshow presentations. Also, allows you to store and share files with others through your Google account.
For more information on using Google Drive, visit the Google Drive Help Center.
Microsoft OneDrive is a cloud-based file storage system offering 1TB of storage to all SFC students, faculty and staff. Microsoft One Drive is part of Office 365 and offers online editing tools for Microsoft Office documents.
Check out the SFC One Drive User Guide for more information.
Or, visit the Microsoft One Drive Help and Learning Portal for additional support.
Dropbox is a personal cloud storage service used for file sharing. You can save files to a folder on your desktop, which then syncs automatically and allows access via the web and mobile apps. Dropbox offers 2 GB of storage space (paid accounts offer more storage).
For more help setting up and using Dropbox, check out the Dropbox Help Center.