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Microsoft OneDrive is a cloud storage service available to all MSU Denver students, faculty, and staff through their Office 365 account. MSU Denver OneDrive accounts all provide 1 terabyte of online storage.

1) Log in to your email/Office 365 account through the MSU Denver Student Hub.

2) Click the App Launcher button in the upper-left corner.

3) Select OneDrive from the drop-down to launch the app within your web browser.

There are two ways to upload a file in OneDrive. 

First is that you can drag and drop the file onto the browser. It will then upload the file to the folder you are currently in. 

Hover icon to upload documents

Second is you can click on the Upload button at the top. You can select File or Folder and then select what you want to upload. 

Click on . Upload  Files

When uploading a file, you will get a status of the upload. If you want to see all uploads, click on the circled i on the top right of the browser. This will show you all the recent uploads and gives you a quick link to access them. 



The user interface is very similar to most file systems. 

Folder will store files in them. You can click on the folder name to go into the folder. 

Click Folder name to open it

You can also use the back and forward buttons on your browser to traverse your folders. 

Use your brower buttons to navigate folders

Files work similar to folders but will do different things depending on the file type. If it is one of the Office files (PowerPoint, Word, Excel) and you click on it, it will open a new tab using the Office 365 version of that program. 

For example, click on a Word document will open a new tab and put you into edit mode on that document. You will be in the online Word. 

click in the Ellipsis, then open in Word online

If you click on a file that isn’t one of the Office file types, it will try to open that document in a preview mode. 

All files and folders can be downloaded locally to your computer. Put your mouse over the file or folder and click on the three dots that appear. Next, select download.  

Click on the ellipsis, then click download

OneDrive has the ability to instantly share files and folders with anybody. This can allow collaboration on a document or just simply share a document with a peer. 

To share a file or folder, hoover your mouse over the folder or file and select the share button. It’s just to the left of the 3 dots. 



Click the ellipsis, then share


The next box that appears will be options on how to send it.  

Enter an email to send a link

Send an email to the person. Just type the name or email address of the person and then hit send. This will send a link to that person’s mailbox and they can click on it to have instant access. 

Email and email and Click Send

Click on Copy Link on the bottom left. This will give you a link you can copy and share with your peers. They will have to put this into their web browser to access it. 

Click Copy Link

Sharing a file can be very specific. You can allow anyone to access it or limit it to just one person. Just click on the big button at the top and select the level of access you’d like to choose. 

Advance link settings

Please note, that if the option of “Anyone with this link” is selected, the longest that link can be available is 2 weeks. If you want it to be forever, you must select any of the other options. 

  1. In the OneDrive app, tap Scan Icon for Scan in OneDrive mobile apps (you can also tap Add Add icon in OneDrive app for iOS at the top of the screen, then tap Scan). (To exit out of Scan mode without scanning anything, just tap the left arrow icon in the upper left corner of your screen.)

  2. Select the appropriate flash setting (on, off, automatic, or torch) by tapping the Flash icon in the upper right corner.

  3. Select either Whiteboard, Document, Business Card, or Photo, then tap the white circle icon to scan the item. (On smaller screens, you may need to swipe left to see the Photo option.)

    Options when scanning via OneDrive for Android


    • Office 365 subscribers have the option for multi-page scanning, allowing you to combine multiple scans into a single PDF. To utilize that option, tap Add, then scan your next document.

    • The maximum number of pages/images that can be multi-page scanned is 10.

  4. Once you've scanned your item, you can crop it, rotate it, add text, or highlight part of it. (If you don't like the image, tap the left arrow icon in the upper left to delete the scan and try again.)

    Options for editing scans in OneDrive mobile app for iOS

    You can also modify the filter you selected earlier (Whiteboard, Document, Business Card, or Photo), or change the mode (lighting adjustments and grayscale), by tapping Filters at the bottom.

    Filter options for image scans in OneDrive for iOS

    Mode options for image scans in OneDrive for iOS

  5. Once you're done editing your item, tap Done, enter a file name, then tap Save.

    Note: Files are automatically saved as PDFs.

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