Creating a Google Account & Transferring Files with Drive

By Evan Campbell
Published on February 3, 2020 9:35 am MT
Updated on February 3, 2020 10:13 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, The Cloud, Tips and Tricks

Storing and transferring files with Google Drive is a good solution for when the file size is too large for Onedrive to sync and share (over 15 gb).

  • Navigate to mail.rams.colostate.edu
  • Click on “Log in to Google Apps” link on top of page
  • The next page will tell you that log in is not possible for your account, but you can still create one clicking on the “Create an Account” link
  • Accept the terms about having extra email account at CSU
  • Click on Create Rams Account button
  • Once the base account is created you will click the next button which creates an alias for your new @rams.colostate.edu account (it automatically created the same alias that I have for Office 365 email just with rams added to address)
  • Close your browser down and relaunch it then navigate to mail.rams.colostate.edu
  • Click on “Log in to Google Apps”
  • It will now redirect you to gmail and have you confirm that your new eid@rams.colostate.edu is correct
  • Once you confirm that it’s correct you will now be logged into gmail
  • From gmail you can click on the button on top right to access apps such as “Drive”
  • To upload files/folders to “Drive” click on
  • From “Drive” you can upload files and folders to then share them with the button
  • There are a few different methods for sharing with “Drive”
  • You can create a link to the “Drive” and anybody who you send the link to can access the drive to view it’s contents or download them
  • You can also enter specific email addresses to link other people’s accounts to the “Drive” which gives them access

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