For a YouTube tutorial, click the short URL link:

  1.  Go to Google Drive.

From Safari or Chrome browsers, search for Google Drive.

Press the blue Drive button. It looks like this.

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Note: Button is a real link to Google Drive if you are looking at a digital document.

On Chromebooks, you simply press the blue button. There is no need to find the browser.

  1. Login into your Drive Account with your district assigned username or personal gmail.

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  1. Enter your temporary password.

(NOTE: Change your password after logging into your account for the first time.)

  1. To access your Gmail, click the app launcher (upper right corner).


  1. Choose Mail. A new tab will open with your Gmail inbox.

  1. From Gmail, press Compose to write a message. You can email anyone within our school district. Santa Barbara Unified accounts end with (teachers and staff) or (students). Students cannot receive or send emails outside of our school district.