Welcome to Module Four, shared drives. Shared drives are shared spaces in Google Drive for sharing content with a team. Instead of a single person owning the files and folders, the content in a shared drive is owned by the team. As people join and leave a team, the content remains accessible in the shared drive. Shared drives have more collaborator roles and more options for granular access to files and folders. Common use cases for shared drives include project file repositories, templates, employee on boarding, training resources and other scenarios where the entire company needs access to the same files. In this module, we'll explore how to organize, manage, and share folders and files using a shared Google Drive. To create a shared drive, select the Shared drives label, select New and give the shared drive a name. Select Create to save the new shared drive. A theme is automatically assigned to the shared drive. This appears above the name of the shared drive in the grid view and as a thumbnail image in the list view. To change the existing theme, double click on the shared drive to open it. Select the name of the shared drive to open the Options menu. Hover over Change theme and choose Pick from gallery to browse the theme gallery or choose Create custom theme to choose your own image from Google Drive. The best images for themes or rectangular banner style graphics. To add members to a shared drive, open the Options menu for the drive and select Manage members. In the manage member's card, type the name or email address of the person you want to add as a member. Drive will offer suggestions as you type. Choose a role for the new member, viewer, commenter, contributor, content manager or manager. Next, choose whether to notify the new member along with a custom message and then select Send. Alternatively, if you're not sending a notification select Share. A Google group could be used as a member, which assigns permissions to all the members of the group. Shared drive permissions are more granular than the options available when sharing files or folders from my drive. At a high level, it's important to know that managers have full access to the shared drive and can change its settings. Along with managing members in the creation, organization, and deletion of content. Content managers can perform most file level tasks except permanently delete content. Contributors can create, but not organize content. Commenters can only provide comments, and viewers content. To manage membership of a shared drive, you must be assigned the manager role. Managers can add and remove members and change their access level. To change the member.s access level, right click on the shared drive and select Manage members. Select the content role assigned to the member and choose a new role from the drop down menu. To remove the member select Remove. Managers, content managers, and contributors have permission to create new files and folders in the shared drive. They can also move files and folders from my drive to the shared drive. The process to create and upload files and folders to a shared drive is similar to that for your my drive. A file or folder created in a shared drive will inherit the permissions of the shared drive and can be viewed and edited by members subject to their role. To move a file or folder within the shared drive, right click on the file or folder to open the drive browser to choose the destination for the content. A new folder could be created as the destination. Select Move to transfer the file or folder. You can also drag and drop files and folders onto another folder to move them. Right clicking on a file or folder also provides an action to delete the file or folder or drag the content and drop it on the Trash label. Each shared drive has its own trash and content is permanently removed from the trash after 30 days. To restore deleted file or folder, right click on it and select Restore.