Canvas – Linking a file from your OneDrive to a Discussion forum

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.

Reply to Discussion Forum Post
Reply to 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.”

Discussion Forum - More External Tools
Discussion Forum – More External Tools

Click the icon to open the sub-menu. Choose Microsoft Office 365 from the list.

External Tools Sub-Menu
External Tools Sub-Menu

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. Canvas Authorization image

Login will prompt you to Log In to Office 365.
Login 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. 
OneDrive Permissions

Login to your OneDrive account by entering your email as [for example]Office 365 Login

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.

Select File From OneDrive
Select File From OneDrive

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.

Inserted Link
Insert Link and Post Reply