Is Google Storage going away?
Google at IU will remain available to you, and your account will continue to work as it does now, as long as your account remains under the limit. You will still have access to Google My Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Meet, Google Chat, Jamboard, Chromebook management, and the majority of services Google offers.
What is the new limit for individual data storage?
The allotment for your individual Google at IU My Drive is 5 GB.
How do I know how much storage I’m using?
You can see your total Google at IU usage here: https://drive.google.com/settings/storage. Make sure you’re logged into your Google at IU account, rather than your personal Google account. Apps, services, and features that contribute to your usage include:
- Google Drive for individuals
- Google Photos for individuals
- Gmail at IU for students (Note: no action is needed here—student email will be migrating to Microsoft Exchange Online in May)
What should I do if I’m over the storage limit?
If you are using more than 5 GB, you will need to reduce your Google storage. Review what you have in your Google at IU account to see if there are files that can be removed or deleted, including files you no longer need, or large files like photos, videos, or music.
Why is this change happening?
Until recently, Google offered services to higher education institutions at no cost. Because of Google’s new caps on storage, the university must limit the total storage footprint used by all IU services in Google systems to avoid drastically increased costs.
You can find more information about the Google storage changes in this KB document.
Don’t worry—if your storage is near or over the 5 GB limit, you will receive another email with further information about how to handle moving your files. There will be a separate email with information for Google at IU Shared Drive owners and co-owners.
Please work with your COLL+IT Pro for storage solutions https://collit.college.indiana.edu/contact-us/