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 …

New 1:Button Studio in St. Paul! Yes!



There's a new 1:Button Studio on St. Paul Campus! It is in Magrath Library.

Our team got the VIP tour from Extension Librarian, Kristen Mastel. It only took about 10 minutes to orient us to the studio, it's THAT easy! (after that we just stood around eating Kristen's cookies).
If you need to do simple but professional video, voiceover Powerpoint, screen recording, live interviews, presentation rehearsals, etc.--this space is for YOU. 
I made a little video about it so you too can come along on the tour!

You literally push ONE BUTTON and badaboom badabing, the videos show up in your email inbox. My email with videos showed up before I'd even finished my cookie.

Here is the Library's page about their studio spaces: https://www.lib.umn.edu/1button and you can reserve it up to two weeks in advance here, http://umn.libcal.com/booking/1ButtonStudio


Pro Tips for using the 1:Button Studio


  • The videos come to you in 4 different views; you can choose which one you like (see video above for real footage of the 4 views)
  • The videos are ready to upload and use as-is, or you can edit using any video editing software.
  • Download the videos that are emailed to you--they only stay on the 1:Button server for about 2 weeks.
  • I'd dress in a solid color that is not grey next time. Maybe bring a couple shirts to try.
  • Don't change shirts in front of the camera. OIT live monitors the rooms! 
  • Bring a laptop to plug in for the PowerPoint (or screenshare) part of the recording, if you want that.
  • There are "apple boxes" you can stand on if you are short like me, so that you are framed nicely in the video (the camera is NOT adjustable up or down). 


NOTE: I made this video using WeVideo.com, a tool we were evaluating in Extension Technology for purchase for use within Extension. The watermark on the video has nothing to do with using the 1:Button Studio! :)


Comments

  1. Outstanding! I look forward to our team using the facility.

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