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Washburn and OneDrive

All Washburn users have a Microsoft Office 365 account. Each user can hold files online in OneDrive. An integration has been established between Washburn Office 365 and Desire2Learn Brightspace such that OneDrive files can be added to Brightspace courses by faculty and students.

 

Faculty OneDrive Files in Course Content

Faculty can insert their OneDrive files into the Content area of their Desire2Learn Brightspace courses. When an instructor does this, the document is shared from their OneDrive. This means that changes made in their personal OneDrive will be seen by the students who access the document through the Brightspace course.

If the shared OneDrive file is of a Microsoft Office type (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.), that file can be edited by users accessing it through Content. This allows for collaboration on shared OneDrive documents. If other users editing the document is not desired, an instructor will want to download the file from OneDrive and upload it to Content as with other files.

To add a OneDrive file to Content, within the course:

  • Navigate to Content and the Module where the OneDrive file is to be placed.
  • Select Upload/Create > Upload Files.
  • From the Add a File overlay, select OneDrive Files.
  • Select your OneDrive file from the list that appears in the Add a File overlay. Select the Add button.

or

  • Navigate to Content and the Module where the OneDrive file is to be placed.
  • Select Existing Activities > OneDrive.
  • On the Add Activity overlay, select your OneDrive file. Select the Select button.

 

Student OneDrive Files as Submissions and Attachments

Students can submit their OneDrive files to their Brightspace Assignments and Discussions. A file submitted in this way is a copy created at the time of submission. This means that changes made in OneDrive afterward will not be reflected in the Assignment or Discussion submission.

 

OneDrive Assignment Submission

To add a OneDrive file to a Brightspace Assignment:

  • Navigate to Assessments > Assignments and select the appropriate Assignment from list of Assignments. An instructor may have created a Content link to the Assignment as well.
  • On the Assignment Submission page, under Submit Assignment, select Add a File.
  • From the Add a File overlay, select OneDrive Files.
  • Select your OneDrive file from the list that appears in the Add a File overlay. Select the Add button.
  • Select the Submit button to complete the Assignment submission.

 

OneDrive Discussion Submission

  • Navigate to Assessments > Discussions and select the appropriate Discussion Topic from list of Discussion Forums and Topics. An instructor may have created a Content link to the Discussion as well.
  • Select Start a New Thread or Reply to Thread to an existing Discussion post.
  • Under the text editor for the new thread or reply, expand Add Attachments.
  • Select Choose Existing.
  • From the Add a File overlay, select OneDrive Files.
  • Select your OneDrive file from the list that appears in the Add a File overlay. Select the Add button.
  • Select the Post button to create the Discussion post or reply.

 

During these processes, you may be asked to log into your Office 365 account. If you have folders in your OneDrive directory, you can use the interfaces to open specific folders to select individual files inside.