G: Drive Phase Out

May 6, 2014

The G: drive has served the campus well for many years, but with the progression of technology it’s no longer the best solution for storing documents, sharing documents with your students, or collecting assignments from your students. In a previous TechEDge article, we announced that the G: drive will be discontinued in the future, and that future is rapidly approaching. In consultation with the the Technology Advisory Committee, we have planned a two-part phase-out for the G: drive:

Phase 1: On August 15, 2014, the G: drive will become read-only. This means that you will no longer be able to:

  • Save changes to files stored on the G: drive.
  • Delete files on the G: drive.
  • Create new files on the G: drive.
  • Use the G drive as a way for students to submit assignments.

You can, however, copy files off the G: drive, modify them, and store them elsewhere, including on SNoodle or Google Drive.

Phase 2: On Friday, January 2, 2015, the G: drive will no longer be available on campus.

What does this mean for me?

  • You should consider other alternatives because you will be unable to makes any changes to information on the G: drive after August 15th.
  • You will need to use a different solution for students submitting assignments.

To assist you with the transition away from the G: drive, we’ve scheduled G: Drive Transition Open Labs from May 15 through August 15. During these labs, we’ll discuss your needs and help you select a solution that best meets your needs. Of course, the ITS Service Desk will be happy to arrange individual appointments as requested.

We also have a video that might be useful as you’re evaluating SNoodle as an alternative to the G: drive: Moving from the G Drive to SNoodle.

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