OneDrive provides free online storage for your files so you can get to them from any device you use. Using OneDrive, it’s easy to create Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, and more, all in your web browser!
This service is compatible with Windows XP and later and doesn’t require any installation.
To access OneDrive, navigate to https://onedrive.com/ and click Sign In.
Enter your GCU email address and click Next.
If you are prompted to select the type of account, click OneDrive for Business.
Enter your password and click Sign in to access OneDrive.
To upload document(s) to OneDrive, select Upload on the navigation bar. You can choose to upload individual files or an entire folder.
After selecting an option, the browse dialogue box will appear. Locate and select a file or folder. You can select multiple files by holding down the Ctrl key.
Click Open and your document(s) will be uploaded to OneDrive.
To edit an existing file in OneDrive, click on the file you wish to edit. This will open the document in a reading pane in your browser. In the top-right corner, select Edit Document, which provides you two options to select from. The first option, Edit in [Program], allows you to open this file with the respective program on your computer, using your copy of Office. The second option, Edit in Browser, allows you to edit the document in your web browser using the Office Web Apps.
The + New menu will allow you to create Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets, and more. For more information on creating and saving files in OneDrive, view this tutorial from support.office.com.
Additional information on the more specific uses of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel can be located in the article Microsoft Online Programs in the GCU Portal.
There are several ways to download a file from OneDrive, whether you created the file using the Office Web Apps or if you had uploaded the file for editing.
First, place a check mark next to the file you wish to download and select Download from the ribbon that appears at the top of the page. Your file will immediately begin to download onto your computer.
OneDrive has a unique feature of saving previous file versions as you continue to work on assignments. If your file is lost or wording is removed, you are given the option to recover the previous version that was not saved.
Start by accessing your OneDrive account.
Once on the home page, select the Show Actions (three dots) on the right-hand side of the document.NOTE You will need to hover over the document to see the Show Actions option.
From the drop-down menu, select Version History.
Once in the Version History page, select the three dots of the most recent modified version, and select Open File.
- Your unsaved document should now open!
From the Files page, select the document you would like to share and click the Share button in the ribbon at the top of the page.
Select Anyone with this link can view and edit to open up a menu with the option to check or uncheck the Allow editing option and Apply.
In the Share menu, click Copy. This will generate a shareable link to your document.
Finally, you can copy and paste the link into a LoudCloud post for your instructor or other students to view.
LoudCloud has a feature that allows students to upload documents from OneDrive into LoudCloud.
For more information, check out our article Uploading Documents from Microsoft OneDrive to LoudCloud.