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File Storage on the Web

Page history last edited by D. Doctor 11 years, 8 months ago

 

For some school boards, a common issue has been finding an appropriate place to share and store documents and large files without resorting to thumb (USB) drives to bring information back and forth between school and home.  There are a number of sites, each with their own pros and cons, that one can use.

 

Pros to consider - Is the site....and does the site offer....???

- free

- no ads

- anytime access as long as you have access to the internet

- files can be marked as private or as public

- can store documents, images, videos, presentations

- new features are added

- can upload/and download to your computer so that documents can be accessed offline

- administrators can create student accounts

- administrators can monitor student accounts

- create documents as well as storing and sharing

 

The Cons of some sites....

- limited space

- only certain types of documents

- files are limited to a certain size

- privacy and confidentiality issues

- security issues

- Terms of Use state that users must be of a certain age

- Terms of Use can change

- in order to access certain features/security, one must upgrade to a premium version

- limited number of users

- if the Internet is down, no access

- who owns the content

 

Here are some sites to consider

 

Adobe Buzzword

https://buzzword.acrobat.com/#o

 

 

Google Docs

 

  • Docs: Each doc can have a maximum size of 500K, plus up to 2MB per embedded image.
  • Spreadsheets: Each can be up to 256 columns, 200,000 cells, or 100 sheets--whichever is reached first. There's no limit on rows.
  • Presentations: Files in .ppt and .pps formats can have a maximum size of 10MB; files uploaded from the Web can be up to 2MB; emailed files can be up to 500K.
  • PDFs: You can store up to 10MB per PDF from your computer and 2MB from the web in your Docs list, up to 100 PDFs.
  • And now, you can aso upload files of any type for storage purposes

 

 

Microsoft Office Live

http://www.officelive.com/default.aspx

 

PBWorks

 2 GB storage

 

Uploadingit

Storage space of 10 gb - file sizes are limited to 200 mb

 

File Conversion Sites

 

Upload a file to the Zamzar site and it will be converted and send to your personal mailbox - up to 1 GB.  Your personal inbox can be used to manage and store up to 100 GB.

 

 

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