Access your Drive files with Google File Stream

With Google Drive File Stream, you can access all all of your Google My Drive and Team Drive files directly from your computer without having to open a browser. You can also select files to make available for offline use for when you don’t have an internet connection.

When you install Drive File Stream on your computer, it creates a drive in Windows Explorer named Google Drive File Stream. All of your My Drive and Team Drive files will appear there. You can transfer files between your computer and Drive or browse and organize your Drive files right in Windows Explorer.

The File Stream app also allows you to open files directly within applications like Microsoft Word. When you click File > Open, just browse to the Google File Stream Drive to locate your file.

If you used the old Google Drive Desktop App, you may have received a notification that it would no longer work after May 12, 2018. Google File Stream is a recommended replacement for the Google Drive Desktop App. Another option …

Academic Technology Toolkit

Graphic: Ext Technology Toolkit

It is easy to get overwhelmed with tech tools

It seems like every day there is a new tool someone is talking about! But who has the time to investigate the usefulness and appropriateness of these tools? Not most of us!

But luckily, some of us do! And we have prepared a clean, concise list of Academic Technology Tools Suggested by University of Minnesota Extension Technology for Extension education (open google doc).

We've included our handy "Learn it" links next to each tool, so you can learn it on your own, either through or a similar resource. Or you can always contact Extension Technology to give you a hand trying something out!

As always, we welcome your feedback. This list is just a start.

What cool tools are you using that we should consider adding?


  1. The Children, Youth & Family Consortium has used Moovly to design engaging content:

    Health and Nutrition tends to use Sparkol Videoscribe:


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