As an active GCU student, you have access to 1 TB of free online storage for your files using Microsoft OneDrive. OneDrive makes it easy to create Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, and more, all in your web browser.
To access OneDrive through the GCU Portal, you will first need to log into the portal using your GCU email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and password. For more information on logging into your GCU Portal, see Logging into the GCU Portal.
Once on the GCU Portal Homepage, click on the OneDrive app icon located on the My Apps dashboard.
A new page will open and display your OneDrive account. To create new files, click the New button at the top of the page to choose the type of file you would like to create.
Accessing Online Microsoft Apps from the Student Portal
An alternative option to create and manage your Microsoft files is to access the individual apps for Word, Excel and PowerPoint within the My Apps section of your portal.
Click the icon for the app you’d like to use and you will be taken directly to that app in OneDrive. For example, if you select PowerPoint, you will be directed to the following page.
If you do not see the icons for these apps in your GCU Portal, you may need to manually add them to your My Apps section. For instructions on how to add apps, check out Navigating the GCU Portal.