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Using Google Drive to share a large file in a discussion board

NOTE: If you are using Google drive "classic" and the screen shots shown do not match your system, please see below:
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First, upload the file to your google drive at: drive.google.com
 
drive
 
Once the file is uploaded, click the file name and select the "share" icon:
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Click Get Shareable Link, make sure Can View is selected
 
 
Click Copy Link. This will copy the link to your clipboard. 
 
 
Create a discussion board post and use "Control+V" to paste the link into your discussion post.
 
 
 
Google Drive Classic
First, upload the file to your google drive at: drive.google.com
 
Upload .pdf
 
Once the file is uploaded, click the check box next to it, click "More", then "share" and "share"
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Share pdf
 
 
 
Make sure that anyone who has the link can "view". Copy and paste the "link to share" into the discussion board post. 
 
 
Sharing settings

For more information on sharing files with Google Drive, please visit Google's help page: https://support.google.com/drive/answer/2494822?hl=en

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