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Academic Technology Launchpad: OneDrive

Quick Guide to computer and academic technology resources for students.

Your college Home Directory is currently the supported location to save your college files, but you have other options including cloud storage through OneDrive.

OneDrive - Madison College 

OneDrive is part of Office 365 and provides a place in the cloud where you can store your files.

Your college account is a OneDrive for Business account.

If you choose to, you can also share a file or collaborate with others at the college.

  • Easy to use
  • Access on-campus or off-campus 
  • More space - 1 TB of space in the cloud with your college OneDrive 
  • Secure. Your files are private unless you choose to share them with others at the college
  • Transferable skill - Many workplaces use OneDrive for Business and you could also have a personal OneDrive account
  • Mobile options

Access OneDrive

Log into college email / Office 365, click the app launcher (icon with squares), and then select OneDrive.

OneDrive logo and app launcher

You can also access OneDrive through desktop Office 365 apps such as Word or Excel.

Or by logging into an online Office app such as Word online. 

Sign in to OneDrive 

Sign in with your Madison College email address.  If prompted, choose "Work or School account".

Saving to OneDrive

Using an Office program, choose File - Save As, and you may see the option to save right to your OneDrive - Madison College. You may also have a personal OneDrive account option, or you could choose Computer to save to a USB drive or other storage location.

save as options including OneDrive

Upload to OneDrive

You can upload many file types and even folders

Saving Tips

It's a good idea to save early, save often as you're working, and save your important files in a couple places such as a USB drive, email, a personal computer, cloud or other storage location. 

OneDrive for Business has a recycle bin so if you accidentally delete a file, you may be able to restore it. Items are periodically deleted from the recycle bin. 

Share and Collaborate

Your files can be viewed only by you unless you choose to share files. If you choose to share files, you can set permissions to be view or edit.  

How to add a OneDrive file to Blackboard

Former students not currently enrolled at Madison College  

When you graduate or are no longer enrolled at MATC, you can copy your files to another storage location such as a personal OneDrive account or another storage location. 

If you don't see the option to access OneDrive - Madison College, contact Student Technology Help