Setting Up OneDrive Cloud Storage

OneDrive is a cloud storage solution available to Dartmouth students, Dartmouth staff, and Dartmouth-paid faculty. OneDrive allows users to easily store and share up to 1 terabyte of photos, videos, and documents. And the best part is that you can access these files anywhere, on any device. This includes integration with the iPad via various apps.

This webpage outlines the process for setting up your OneDrive account as well as some of the apps that interface with OneDrive.

For additional assistance, please contact Geisel.Computing.Support@dartmouth.edu or call 603-650-1600. You can also visit us in person in Vail 814.

Accessing OneDrive from BWA

To set up your OneDrive account:

  1. Log in to https://bwa.dartmouth.edu.
    Note: This process cannot be accomplished via the iPad at this time.
  2. Once logged in, click the Office 365 app launcher at the top left of the page.
  3. From the resulting list, select OneDrive.
  4. This will create your OneDrive.
    Your OneDrive @ Dartmouth College Documents area should open.

Navigating OneDrive in a Browser (Mac/PC)

Within OneDrive you will notice a few panels, tabs, and options.

  1. The left navigation provides you with access to your files based on specific characteristics
    • Recent
    • Shared with Me
    • Discover
    • Recycle Bin
  2. The center panel will change depending on which document area you are in. The default navigation options include:
    • New (Create new folder/file)
    • Upload
    • Sync (used for various device connections)
  3. Selecting the radio button or the the triple dots … next to files and folders provide additional contextual action menus including:
    • Share
    • Copy Link
    • Download
    • Delete
    • Move to
    • Copy to
    • Rename
    • Details

Saving Files to OneDrive From LiquidText:

  1. Find and open the file you wish to send to OneDrive
  2. Tap the Share icon at the top right of the screen.Select LiquidText file format to Share
  3. From the resulting prompt, select the most appropriate option for your needs
    • Select Send File LiquidText Can Open if you want a backup of the LiquidText file.
    • Select PDF File to save a version of the file that can be viewed in other apps.
    • Select Notes Outline to save the LiquidText notes to file that can be opened and edited in Word or Google Docs.
  4. Once the format is selected, a window prompting you to select a Destination will appear.
  5. Click Cloud Services in the left hand menu.
    Select Cloud Location to share the file to.
  6. Then select OneDrive.
    Note: you may be prompted to log in to OneDrive.
  7. From the OneDrive view, select the folder/location you wish to save the file to.
  8. Tap Upload to OneDrive.

Saving files to OneDrive From Notability:

  1. With the file you wish to share open, select the Share icon.
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  2. From the Destination window, select Other Apps.
  3. In the Other Apps prompt, choose the format you wish to share the file.
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    • PDF (options include PDF, RTF, Note)
    • Paper
    • Recordings
    • Page Range
  4. Tap Share Note.
  5. From the apps list, select OneDrive.
  6. At the bottom of the resulting page, select Upload to OneDrive.

 💡 Important Note: You can set Notability to automatically back up to Dropbox or Google Drive. This is highly recommended since there is no direct sync capability between Notability and OneDrive.

It may occasionally be necessary to use an intermediary cloud storage application such as Dropbox or Google Drive that will allow you to send files to OneDrive.

Saving files to OneDrive From Google Drive:

  1. Click the … icon at the far right of the document you wish to move to OneDrive.
    Steps to move a file from Google Drive to OneDrive
  2. From the Details panel, select Open In…
  3. In the resulting window, select Import with OneDrive.
  4. Navigate to the folder within OneDrive where you wish to save the file.
  5. At the bottom of the resulting page, select Upload to OneDrive.

Saving Files to OneDrive From Dropbox:

  1. Select and preview the file you wish to move to OneDrive.
  2. Select the icon at the top right of the page.
    Select the three dots icon to reveal the Export option.
  3. Select Export from the resulting menu.
  4. Select the Open In icon.
    Select the Open In option
  5. From the apps list, select OneDrive.
    Select Import with OneDrive
  6. At the bottom of the resulting page, select Upload to OneDrive.