OneDrive and DropBox for Education are the preferred storage platforms for storing data in the cloud. It is accessible from any computer that has an internet connection and the OneDrive/DropBox Application.
- OneDrive provides 1TB of cloud file storage.
- Cloud storage makes it easier to access files from different devices and locations—there is no need to save documents to a flash drive when traveling or using a different device.
- In addition to file storage, OneDrive allows you to create and edit Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote documents within your web browser or on your mobile device.
- OneDrive is the only approved Cloud Service by the University of Florida. DropBox and Google Documents are not to be used.
How to setup OneDrive
- Check to see whether or not OneDrive is installed on your computer. All DCP computers should have it preinstalled with Microsoft Office 2013
- If not installed, download and install the OneDrive for Business application
- Login into your OneDrive account on the UFL website here.Use your Gatorlink email address, and it will redirect you to sign in with your Gatorlink.
- Once signed in, copy the URL at the top of the page.
- Start the OneDrive for Business app on your computer.
- You will be prompted to sync your Library. Paste the URL you copied into the box. Click Sync.
- Select that it is a business account.
- Your OneDrive will now appear in your “Favorites” section near “My Documents” when you open up “My Computer.”
- Here you can create new folders and store any files you’d like to be able to access from home or other computers
- You access these files downloading the OneDrive app and repeating these instructions, or you can access them from the OneDrive @ UF site.
Setting up DropBox for Education
All information pertaining DropBox is located here.