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.
" " (quotes)
To find documents that contain that exact phrase.
"my teacher is amazing"
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...
Stuff owned or shared by a specific person
Documents you shared with someone else
Search by the type of document. This covers: folder, document, spreadsheet, presentation, pdf, image, video, drawing
Find items that were edited before or after a certain day.
Search by the item’s title.
title:"Tech Fair 2014"
Find stuff that can be opened by a specific app.
Search for stuff that has been shared publicly to the billingsschools or billingsstudents domain