What is OneDrive?

OneDrive

OneDrive is the cloud storage solution provided by Microsoft. OneDrive makes it easy for you to do file backups, share files, and work collaboratively over the internet on the same documents, whether you're on a computer or a mobile device. 5 terabytes of OneDrive storage is included with the Office 365 subscription provided to you by the University for as long as you are a student or faculty/staff. 

    1. Open your favorite web browser and go to onedrive.live.com.

    2. Click "Sign in" and use either your personal Microsoft email and password (if you are using your own Office 365 subscription) or your Ferris email and password (if you are using the Office 365 subscription provided to you by the University).

    3. Once signed in, you will be at the OneDrive dashboard. It is here where you can create new folders and/or documents, upload folders and/or documents from your device to your OneDrive, or manually sync everything already in your OneDrive to your personal device.
  • OneDrive is included in the Microsoft Office Suite download when you click "Install Office" on the Office Online dashboard. Visit "Downloading Office for Faculty/Staff/Students" for more information on downloading Office.

    1. Download the OneDrive app from the iOS App Store or the Google Play Store.

    2. Once OneDrive is installed, open it and sign in with either your personal Microsoft email and password (if you are using your own Office 365 subscription) or your Ferris email and password (if you are using the Office 365 subscription provided to you by the University).

    3. Once signed in, you can manually upload pictures and documents from your phone to OneDrive, or access any of your data uploaded previously.

If you want to learn more about OneDrive, visit Microsoft's OneDrive Help Guide.