Using OneDrive to Share Files


How do I upload and share a file through Microsoft OneDrive?


Sharing files to others that do not have addresses ending in or is not permitted for the security of WKU data.

Access to Microsoft OneDrive is offered through the email portal.

  1. Log into your WKU email
  2. Open the App Launcher (blue icon at top left).
  3. Under Apps, click OneDrive.
  4. You can either drag the file into the area labeled Drag files here to upload, or click Upload and select the file by navigating to it's location on your device.
  5. Once the file is done uploading, hover your mouse over it within OneDrive and click the  Share button.
  6. Select who you would like to have access to the file link. If everyone is selected, individuals will still need to have the link to access the file.
  7. If you would like the individuals that can access the shared file to be able to change the file, check the box labeled Allow editing.
  8. If you would like the file to be available until a specific date, select Set expiration date and select a date.
  9. Click Apply.
  10. Enter the email address of the person(s) who you are sharing the file with.
  11. If necessary, add a personal message that the recipient will see along with the file link.
  12. Click Send to share the file.

 Note: OneDrive has a maximum uploaded file size of 10GB. It is a useful way for students to share files with instructors that are larger than the 250MB file size limit present in Blackboard.


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