OneDrive for Business is part of the Colleges Office 365 suite of products. It is an cloud storage location for you to store your files.
We encourage staff to use this as a storage location instead of the H: drive (Staff home drives) as it has these benefits:
- Is available for you to access your files from anywhere you have an internet connection
- allows you to syncronise all or selected files/folders with your computer
- plenty of storage space.
- allows you to share files/folders directly with other staff without having to make a copy, so you can collaborate on the same file (the same concept as Google Drive)
On the Office 365 portal, click on OneDrive
Set up your OneDrive to Sync to your computer.
You can set up OneDrive for Business so that it will synchronize files with your computer. Your OneDrive will show up as a network location on your computer.
To Set up the Sync, go to the OneDrive website, and click on the Sync button. Your computer will download the OneDrive settings for your computer.
Once this is set up, you will see your OneDrive show, called OneDrive - St Cuthberts' College
On Windows, in File Explorer:
On MacOS, in Finder
Move your Home Drive files to your OneDrive.
Once you have OneDrive set up, you should move your Home Drive files to your OneDrive.
Simply copy and paste the files from your H: drive into the OneDrive folder.
Your computer will then syncronise the files between OneDrive locally, and OneDrive in the Cloud.
You can set up your OneDrive Sync so that the files are stored in the Cloud or Cloud with offline mode. For most scenarios, you can just work with your files straight off the cloud, however if you need to work on your computer offline (if you are working without an internet connection), then you can right click on those files, and select 'Always keep on this device'
If you have a lot of files in OneDrive, then you may not want to keep all of your files syncronised on your device, because it may take up a lot of hard drive space. You can right click on a file/folder or a selection of files/folders, and select 'Free up space'. This will remove the local copy of the file from your computer and make it a cloud copy only.
OneDrive is also available for your mobile devices. Download from the appropriate app store.