Set up by: each user separately
Google Drive lets you store files securely online, access them from anywhere, and collaborate with others. With the Google Drive app, we make it easier for you to focus on your tasks and track your documents right on the board.
Enabling Google Drive Upload Option
There are 2 simple ways to enable Google Drive option.
1. Go to your profile Integrations page, find Google Drive and click Connect:
Google Drive on the Integrations page
2.Connect your RealtimeBoard account with the Google Drive right on the board by clicking Google Drive in the Upload menu on the main toolbar:
Google Drive in Toolbar
Confirm authorization for the needed Google account and allow the app access your files by clicking Connect.
Adding Files from Google Drive
To add a file from Google Drive:
- Paste the document URL right onto the board (note that pasting a URL into a shape or a sticker will not embed your document to the board, but will add the link as simple text), or
- Click the Upload button on the Toolbar (shown on the screen above) and choose Google Drive. You will then see the picker menu. Select all the documents you would like to add and click Select:
Choosing a file
Editing Google Documents
You can embed Google Documents, Spreadsheets and Slides right on the board, move and resize them and also swipe the documents' pages. To edit your files click on the Pen button (or just double-click the document). All the changes are saved automatically:
Editing Google Sheets document on the board
If you prefer you can also click the Source button and the document will be opened for editing in the next tab.
If you made any edits directly from your Google Drive (especially when working offline) you may need to refresh the embed on the board using the Update button in the context menu.
Access Rights Required for Editing
Please note that the access rights in Google Drive and in RealtimeBoard are set separately. It means that to be able to edit a Google Document on the board you need to have editing rights both in Google (be the document owner or be provided editing rights by the owner) and on the the board you're currently working on (be the board owner or be provided editing rights by the owner).
Please, make sure that you and your team members are provided with the access level that is required for successful collaboration.
Saving your Board to Google Drive
Click Save to GoogleDrive and the board will be available on your Drive just like one of your documents. If you delete the board from Google Drive it will still be available in RealtimeBoard.
Creating a link to your board in Google Drive
Disabling the Integration with Google Drive
Open the Integrations page and click Log out near the Google Drive icon.
The option to disconnect your Google Drive from your RealtimeBoard account
Features Unavailable in Google RealtimeBoard Embed
- Googe Drive Start page
- Moving files between folders
- Help search
- Google Slides Presentation Mode