OneDrive is a file hosting service that is available for current students, faculty, staff, and administration. It is similar to DropBox and Google Drive but has the ability to share documents and data with anyone within the VSC.
Sign in to your Castleton email using the link on the Portal landing page or through the Castleton Resources page. Link to CU E-Mail
To access your OneDrive (and other Office 365 tools), click the nine dots in the top left of the screen, and select OneDrive
Using Your Onedrive
Select New -> Folder. You can select the folder and then the “Share” button at the top of the screen, or select “Private” in the sharing column. From here, you can add users by typing their last name, comma, first name (I.e Corriere, Matthew to find me), or by entering their username. Once you select Share it will save every file within this folder.
OneDrive is similar to other online file storage products. Clicking New – folder will allow you to setup folders in your OneDrive, allowing you to organize you documents.
Upload will allow you to share information to your OneDrive including Word files, videos, and audio files.
You can share documents by clicking on the share settings for each folder. Folders that are not shared will say “Private” while folders you do share will say “Shared.”
Additional resources and overview from Microsoft
Here is Microsoft’s link outlining the above OneDrive skills.
Our instance of Office365 does not allow anyone to share files outside of the VSC. You can only share files and folders with anyone that has a Castleton email account.
Each user has 1TB of storage in their OneDrive. This equates to roughly 400 hours of HD video.
If you would like to setup the OneDrive application that comes in the Microsoft Office suite of programs on your Mac or PC, then you will need to sign in using UserID@vsc.edu [for example email@example.com] when it asks for your email. It should forward you to the VSC Authentication Portal where you sign in with only your username and password.
This post will explain how to link a video (or other file) from your Castleton OneDrive to a discussion forum post in Canvas.
Note: These instructions assume you already have a video to share in your Castleton OneDrive.
Discussion Forum – Reply
Open your Canvas course and locate the appropriate discussion forum within your course. Click Reply in the Discussion forum post.
Discussion Forum – Link to OneDrive
Locate the blue, “v” icon on the second row. When you hover over the icon, it should display “More External Tools.”
Click the icon to open the sub-menu. Choose Microsoft Office 365 from the list.
Authorize Your Account
If Canvas is not authorized to use your OneDrive, you will need to setup your account. Click Login to start the process.
Login will prompt you to Log In to Office 365.
Canvas will ask for your permission to access files from your Microsoft OneDrive. It is essential that you Accept these permissions to connect the two resources. Accepting does not give Canvas permission to access files on your personal computer.
Login to your OneDrive account by entering your email as UserID@vsc.edu [for example firstname.lastname@example.org]
OneDrive – Selecting Your Files
Navigate your OneDrive folder and select the file you want to upload by checking the box next to the file or files.
Click on Attach File when you are done.
Discussion Forum – Submit Your Post
Your post will display your file in the discussion box.
You can add text, as desired, to add supplement your post.
Press Post Reply when you are finished to complete your post.
OneDrive for Android allows you to access and share files from your mobile device to your online file storage. Items you have shared to your OneDrive can easily be accessed in Canvas, making it a great way to share large photos and videos.
OneDrive for Android – Installing the App
Download and install the OneDrive for Android app from the Google Play Store on your phone. The app is free, but if you are concerned about data usage, make sure you are in a location where you are connected to wifi.
OneDrive for Android – configuring the app
Once the app is downloaded, go ahead and open it. Click “Sign in” to connect to your Castleton account.
At the Microsoft login page, you will need to enter your email as UserID@vsc.edu [for example email@example.com]
Press the blue arrow to the right of your email address.
You should be presented with the Vermont State College System Authentication Portal. Login with your username and password and choose Sign In. Upon a successful sign in, you should have access to your OneDrive files.