Cloud Services

Cloud Services offer useful features such as cloud-based applications for word processing, presentations, spreadsheets, online storage, collaboration and more.  

  1. Google Drive

    • Google Drive - Access files from all your devices anywhere, anytime! Google Drive is a free web-based office suite containing tools for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, and online forms. Users can create new documents or upload existing Microsoft Office documents to edit and share in Google Drive with others. 

    • For more information visit the Google Apps page.
  2. UW OneDrive/Office365

    • UW OneDrive for Business (formerly UW SkyDrivePro) is the University of Washington subscription to OneDrive for Business, a Microsoft online service that provides resources for file storage, collaboration, and communication with other UW users. The OneDrive for Business service, aimed at enterprise users, is not the same as the OneDrive service offered by Microsoft to individuals. For information on the differences, see How is OneDrive for Business different from OneDrive? on the Microsoft Office Web site.
       
    • For more information visit the UW OneDrive page.

File Sharing Services Matrix

 

Amazon Web Services (UW sponsored) UW Onedrive for Business UW Google Drive Canvas LMS UW Tacoma Home (H:) and Shared (S:) Drives

Synchronous Editing

n/a

Yes in Word, Excel, & Powerpoint Web Apps.

Yes

n/a

n/a

Cloud-based

Yes

Yes

Yes

n/a

n/a

Data Security

HIPAA* & FERPA Compliant with configuration

HIPAA & FERPA Compliant

FERPA Compliant

FERPA Compliant

HIPAA* & FERPA Compliant

Storage

Unlimited

1 TB

Unlimited

1 GB

H: drive: 25 GB**

S: drive:200 GB per department***

Off Campus

Availability

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Via RFA or Remote Desktop

Self Service Access Control

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

n/a

Eligibility

Faculty, Staff, Researchers, Clinicians. Faculty, Staff, Students, Researchers, Clinicians. Accounts for shared and sponsored NetIDs available upon request. Faculty, Staff, Students. Faculty and the students taking their classes. Staff can request a course site as well. Faculty, Staff, Students, Researchers, Clinicians.

* If HIPAA compliance is required, please contact Information Technology to set up your network storage.

** Upon approval, UW Tacoma IT can increase the individual H: drive storage.

*** Storage on S: is shared by entire department or College. Users need to gauge existing use of storage by their own department to determine available capacity.