As a member of the Geneseo community, there are several options available for file sharing and storage. Each location has its own advantages and disadvantages. Please refer to the following information when trying to decide which tool is right for you and contact the CIT HelpDesk (firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-245-5588) with questions.
|Geneseo Service||Available to||Purpose||Size||Creation||Appropriate for sensitive data (FERPA) 1||Can share with others |
|Accessible to |
|College-owned laptop||faculty / staff||individual use||2||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Google Drive||account holders||individual & shared use||unlimited||automatic||Varies 5|
|Files User Space||faculty / staff||individual use||by request||By CIT for 3 months|
|Files Project Space||by request||shared use||by request||BY CIT for 3 months|
|Files Departmental Space||faculty / staff||shared use||automatic||By CIT for 3 months|
|Inboxes and Outboxes||faculty / staff||collecting files securely |
and sharing files
|automatic for faculty|
by request for staff
|4||By CIT for 3 months|
|Geneseo Wiki||account holders||collaboration, knowledge sharing||25 MB per file||by request||3||Versioned forever|
|Canvas||account holders||course materials|
|Ensemble||by request||video sharing||2 GB per file||by request||3|
- The individual employee is responsible for adhering to FERPA policy when sharing information.
- If encrypted.
- These materials can be publicly viewable, but in most cases, a Geneseo account is required for editing or creating content.
- Limited functionality.
- Files stored in Google Drive are not easily restored. If you install the Google Drive application on your computer, you can use desktop backup to back up non-Google file types. Many Google Drive Files (docs/sheets etc) are versioned but are also very difficult to restore if deleted.
|Non-Geneseo Services||Appropriate for storage|
of sensitive data
|Can share with others |
|Accessible to |
Note that all resources you share should comply with all applicable copyright and fair use laws.
For questions, contact the CIT HelpDesk by calling (585) 245-5588, or visiting our online service desk.