Microsoft OneDrive

 

What is OneDrive? (previously 'SkyDrive')

OneDrive is a place somewhere in the “cloud” as some would say. Essentially, a place where you can store your files without having to worry about it and Microsoft is taking care of the storage for you.

It is your personal web space with your Office365 account via the OneDrive link. Here you can create and edit office documents with the Office Web Apps (Word, Excel, etc), upload your own documents, and share content with other students.

OneDrive is a self-help service provided with your Office365 account.

 

Access OneDrive online

  1. Sign in to your Office 365 account from a web browser: http://portal.office.com using your firstname.lastname@lincolnuni.ac.nz email address and password.
  2. At the top left of the page, select the app launcher and then select OneDrive.

 

Uploading Files

 

You can upload files to OneDrive for Business by:
a. Dragging from explorer into the web browser
b. Use the upload button from within OneDrive
c. Use File Explorer
d. Use within the application when saving

 

a. Drag the files or folder from the PC into the web browser.
- Select File Explorer from the Windows taskbar.
- Select the file you want to upload to OneDrive for Business. To select more than one file within a folder, press Ctrl on the keyboard as you select files.
- Hold the left mouse button down and drag the files to OneDrive for Business.
- When your files are uploaded, you’ll see a notification in the upper right corner of your browser to show that your files were uploaded (online view).

 b. Use Upload button
- Select Upload within OneDrive.
- Browse to the file you want to upload and select.
- Select Open
- When your files are uploaded, you’ll see a notification in the upper right to show that your files were uploaded.
- Recommended for Mac computers.
- In Firefox and Chrome you get the option to upload both files and folders.

- In Internet Explorer you only get the option to upload files.

 

c. Using File Explorer
- This can only be done if you have setup online Sync
- Select File Explorer from the Windows taskbar.
- Select the file you want to upload to OneDrive for Business. To select more than one file within a folder, press Ctrl on the keyboard as you select files.
- Hold the left mouse button down and drag the files to OneDrive for Business.
- Open windows explorer
- You can then drag and drop files from OneDrive

 

d. Access OneDrive from Office 365 apps (computer and internet browser)
- You can also upload and save files from your Office 365 apps
- Save and open files in your Office apps
- Select File > Save As > OneDrive - Lincoln University to save a work file to OneDrive.


- If OneDrive does not show, + Add a place and select “Office 365 Sharepoint”


- Select File > Open and then select OneDrive, to open a file saved to OneDrive

 

Computer Sync


Use OneDrive for Business to sync your OneDrive or SharePoint files to your computer. After that, you can work with files directly in your file system and access them even when you're offline. Whenever you're online, any changes that you or others make will sync automatically

To sync to a computer:

  • Select the Sync button.

  • When your browser asks for permission to open Microsoft OneDrive, click Allow or Yes

  • When the download finishes you’ll be asked to sign in.

 

Other Information

 

Limitations

Please note your license to continue using Microsoft Office 365, OneDrive for Business, and Skype for Business rely on your enrolment status remaining current. When you graduate or discontinue study at Lincoln there are changes to your use of these services.
As a Lincoln student you will no longer have access to OneDrive for Business, locally installed Microsoft Office 365 and the online version of Microsoft Office 365, from one month after you cease to be registered, therefore you will need to copy/move your documents before this happens.  Any files not removed will be deleted and cannot be recovered.

From 2015 your email account is also affected by your enrolment status, your email remains active for only 12 months after you cease to be registered. An email will be sent, to your LincolnUni address, prior to the deletion of this mailbox along with all mailbox contents.

 

Need help?

Check out the help pages for Office365 

Also see Office365 and FAQs for Office365

 

Want more information?

Contact: IT Service Desk
Email: ithelp@lincoln.ac.nz
Phone: +64 3 423 0100