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Install OneDrive and Upload a file or folder

You can upload a file using either the web-based version of OneDrive or the installed desktop client. For an overview of the difference between them, see this training recording (end at 10:27). Sign-in to Microsoft (Office) 365 might be required.

If you wish to install OneDrive, first confirm that it is not already installed by going to the magnifying glass at the top right of your computer and typing OneDrive (Mac). On a PC, go to the magnifying glass at the bottom left of your computer, type OneDrive, and press Enter. Most Windows computers purchased after 2015 will already have OneDrive installed.

    • If you don’t see the OneDrive App as a search result, follow the steps below. For a demonstration of installing OneDrive, watch this Microsoft support video.
    • If you need help installing OneDrive, contact CIIS IT (support@uswired.com). This is suggested if you:
        • are using a Mac and wish to integrate OneDrive with your finder (which is recommended). This requires an extra step;
        • have an existing OneDrive profile (either a personal account or through another institution);
        • already have Office installed and need to delete it and install a newer version.

(optional) Install OneDrive

  1. To install OneDrive, go to office.com and sign in with your Microsoft (Office) 365 credentials. These are the same as your CIIS email credentials. Then click Install Office:Install Office next to a downward arrow
  2. Then select Office 365 Apps.
  3. Depending on your browser, select Run (in Edge or Internet Explorer), Setup (in Chrome), or Save File (in Firefox).

    If you see the User Account Control prompt that says, Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device? select Yes.

  4. Your installation is complete when you see You’re all set! Office is installed now and an animation showing you where to find Office applications on your computer. Select Close.


To share a file with students, you must upload it to OneDrive first.

  1. Go to onedrive.com and sign in using your Microsoft (Office) 365 credentials. These are the same as your CIIS email credentials.
  2. Drag and drop the file from your computer onto the correct folder.

To upload using the installed OneDrive desktop client

  1. If you are working in a document and want to save it to OneDrive, go to File > Save a Copy > OneDrive – CIIS > navigate to a subfolder as needed > Save.
  2. To save a file or folder from your computer to OneDrive, drag the file or folder into OneDrive – CIIS in your File Explorer or Finder.

If you experience any issues with synching, visit the Microsoft support article or contact CIIS IT at support@uswired.com.

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