Service

Description: 

This service involves the use of Google drive.

Cost: 
Free
This Service is Available to: 
Staff
Additional Information regarding the availability of this service: 
To use Google Drive sign-in with your assigned NWU Gmail email address. The format of the NWU Gmail email address is: university#@g.nwu.ac.za (e.g. 12345678@g.nwu.ac.za).

Support

Operating System

Windows 7: 
Full
Windows 8: 
Full
Windows 10: 
Full
IOS: 
Full
Android: 
Full

Web Browser

IE: 
Excluded
Firefox: 
Excluded
Chrome: 
Full

Service Targets

Prerequisites: 
  • NWU Gmail email address;
  • Windows:  Google Chrome browser is recommended;
  • Android or Mac:  Install the Google Drive App from the appropriate app store.

User Responsibilities

How to request this service: 

Follow the steps above.

How to report a problem with the service: 

This is a self-supported service.

Other Resources

Documents: 
 
Best practices
  • Do not store any confidential or sensitive information on Google drive while we are still working on our new information governance policy framework.
  • Make sure your anti-virus software is up to date as Google drive can also be infected by viruses.
  • In some instances, Google Drive can be used for work. Always backup the information you store there to other media.  Read more...
Self help