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Google Drive

Google Drive provides cloud file storage and dynamic video delivery for access.caltech users only. For FERPA compliance, content stored in G Suite Google Drive is only accessible to access.caltech users. Public links cannot be generated.

Google Drive and VPN

VPN is not required for cloud services such as Google Drive. For a better experience, IMSS recommends not connecting to VPN while using Google Drive.

Online Learning

  • Lectures that get recorded will be stored in Google Drive or Zoom Cloud
  • Students may upload their own recordings or other material to collaborate with other students or faculty

Log in Instructions

I already have a personal Google account

  • If you already use Google for a personal account, going to the link above will take you to your personal hangouts
  • To add the Caltech hangout, go to the top right corner and click on your initials or profile picture
  • Select Add another account


  • Now follow the steps below "I do not have a personal Google account"

I do not have a personal Google account

  • Go to
  • Enter your Caltech, for example
    • NOTE: do not enter an alias or preferred email address such as


  • Click Next
  • Enter your access.caltech username and password


  • Click Login