Linking file(s) from your Onedrive to your canvas course
why would you want to do this?
There are several benefits to link a file from OneDrive to Canvas your canvas course. The reason I personally like to do this is to save time and linking files from OneDrive to Canvas makes it a one stop shop. If you link a file to your Canvas course, then if you change the file on OneDrive it will automatically update it on your Canvas course(s) you have the file linked to.
how to do this
If you have any questions please feel free to contact:
Sarah Chambers: Sarah.Chambers@Castleton.edu
Matthew Corriere: Matthew.Corriere@Castleton.edu
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
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 – 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.