Monday, May 25, 2015

Cheat Sheet made by Ann Brucker!

Your students (or colleagues) shared their work and you know it’s in Drive, but how do you find it? Here are some cool ways to search your Drive to locate those files.

Option
Definition
Example
" " (quotes)
To find documents that contain that exact phrase.
"my teacher is amazing"
OR
To find documents with at least one of the words.
cactus OR evergreen
- (minus sign)
Exclude a particular word from your search. If you want items (Docs, Slides, etc) that mention “cactus,” but not “evergreen,” use...
cactus -evergreen
owner:
from:
Stuff owned or shared by a specific person
owner:bruckera@billingsschools.org
from:kvilhaugl@billingsschools.org
to:
Documents you shared with someone else
to:stantons@billingsschools.org
type:
Search by the type of document. This covers: folder, document, spreadsheet, presentation, pdf, image, video, drawing
type:image
before:YYYY-MM-DD after:YYYY-MM-DD
Find items that were edited before or after a certain day.
before:2015-06-06
after:2014-09-22
title:
Search by the item’s title.
title:"Tech Fair 2014"
app:
Find stuff that can be opened by a specific app.
app:"Google Docs"
source:domain
Search for stuff that has been shared publicly to the billingsschools or billingsstudents domain
source:domain