Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Moving Files Between Google Workspaces Accounts

It's that time of the year when some people are winding down their time in one school district in anticipation of a summer break before moving onto a new school district in the fall. For some people that means they have to figure out what to with the contents of their school-issued Google accounts. Just this week I've had two people ask me what they should do in that situation.

My advice to those who are leaving a school district that uses Google Workspaces is to put all of the files that you want to save into folders in Google Drive. Then download those folders and save them on a personal computer and or upload them to a personal Google account (Gmail-based) or another cloud storage service like Dropbox, Box, or OneDrive. Then when you have a new Google Workspaces account issued by your new school district, you can once again upload those folders into your new account or simply share files between your personal and work accounts.

If you want to save more than just the contents of your Google Drive, you can use Google Takeout to download all of the content from all aspects of your school-issued Google account.

In this short video I demonstrate how to download folders from your Google Drive and how to use Google Takeout.



In this short video I provide an alternate method of moving between Google accounts.



On the topic of summer, the June session of The Practical Ed Tech Virtual Summer Camp is starting to fill up. Early bird registration is available now.

This post originally appeared on FreeTech4Teachers.com. If you see it elsewhere, it has been used without permission. Sites that steal my (Richard Byrne's) work include CloudComputin, TodayHeadline, and 711Web. Featured graphic created by Richard Byrne.