Student Help - Using OneDrive

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OneDrive is a 1-terabyte online storage site that’s available to all students as part of their student email. Think of it as a replacement for a USB flash drive. You can access the site from any computer on or off campus. You can upload your documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Spreadsheet), files, music, and photos to OneDrive using your account.

What is OneDrive?

OneDrive is Microsoft’s cloud services, similar to Google Drive or the Apple’s iCloud, where customers can access their files from anywhere, on any device, at any time on the cloud. OneDrive gives users 1TB of free storage space, and users can access Office Online Apps to view and edit Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote documents directly from the web. Also, Microsoft Office desktop versions can save and edit files directly to the cloud as well!

Additionally with this upgrade, OneDrive users can now work on projects in real time like on Google Drive from any device; previously in Skydrive, documents where only shareable and users had to edit them solo. With OneDrive you can see who is editing the document in real time.

What happened to SkyDrive? Are my files from my SkyDrive now gone?!?

If you were a SkyDrive user before the switch over to OneDrive, your files have been automatically moved over.

How do I log into OneDrive?

OneDrive is found within your Office 365 account:

  1. Log into your Office 365 account using your and your StarID password.
  2. Select OneDrive, which is found on the Navigation Bar at the top, right of the window.
  3. When you select OneDrive for the first time, Office 365 will ask if you want to allow others to see certain activities in the Newsfeed – you can select “No Thanks”.
  4. Office 365 will then set up your OneDrive storage area – this may take several minutes.

OneDrive allows you to store up to 1 TB of information, and OneDrive also allows you to create files using the Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote Online apps.

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