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 …

Online Curriculum Moved from Custom System to Moodle

Our next portfolio piece is an example of how we can help make the work you (and/or your contractors) have already done work even better for your audience or students, AND be more update-friendly and sustainable for you!

Serve it Up Safely Online Course: Online curriculum moved from custom system to Moodle

Serve it Up Safely is a curriculum for continuing education of state certified food managers. The Food Safety team came to Extension Technology with a course that had been created by a contractor and requested some feedback on its interactivity. Extension Technology was able to work with the Food Safety team to provide them a Quality Matters-style review. Resulting from this review, Extension Technology worked with the team to create a recorded Introduction Video Tour for students to introduce them to the site. Our team also added some advanced Moodle functionality that allowed their contractor’s objects to function optimally in the University’s current Moodle version.

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This project was selected through the Extension e-Learning Proposal Process. We work with Extension Educators, Program Staff, and Faculty who offer training or education, like the Turf and Ground Field Day, Equine Demonstrations, the Local Foods College, the Serve it Up Safely Course, and the Master Gardener Core Course. They are ready to expand their reach, make education more accessible, and/or collaborate with colleagues and community members at a distance. If this is you and you’re ready for help, contact us for a consultation or propose a project!

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