Sharing What I Find

Instructional Design and Technology in Education

Google Drive Permissions and Downloading, printing and copying

Let’s say you want to share a specific Google ┬ávideo that you’ve created, but you don’t want viewers ┬áto download a copy. Or maybe you have a file that you don’t want viewers to print or to make a copy for their use. Look at the Advanced Sharing features in Google Drive for the option to make these restrictions.

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How do I view the Advanced Sharing settings?

From Drive:

  1. “Select” your file
  2. Right-click (control-click) to get the contextual menu and select “Share.”
    Or, click on the “Share” icon in the menu drive share icon
  3. The “Share with others” box appears. Click on “Advanced”
  4. The Advanced settings will appear. At the bottom of the options are the options to disable download, print and copy.

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Author: Heidi Olson

Heidi enjoys working with content experts in developing eCampus courses to provide alternatives for students. Her other interests include faculty training in best practices for eCampus and researching eCampus tools to help fulfill learning outcomes. Having worked in the distance education arena for over 20 years, she has a wide range of experiences in supporting students and faculty as technology and pedagogy evolve.

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