Introduction to Windows Live SkyDrive

Editor’s note: As of February 20, 2014, SkyDrive is now called OneDrive and the free storage available has been reduced to 7 GB. Check out this post for more information.

What is SkyDrive?

  • 25 GB of free online storage available to La Salle faculty, staff and students.
    • It works best with Microsoft Office files (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel), photos, and videos (mp4s or wmv files).
    • Individual files must be less than 100 MB.
  • A tool for creating and editing Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents online, instead of saving them to a computer.
  • A way to share files and collaborate with colleagues.

Uses for SkyDrive

  • Store backup copies of important documents, videos and photos
  • Transfer commonly used files between offices and access them via mobile devices
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop a presentation or paper
  • Share a folder instead of sending a large number of attachments
  • Embed copies of a presentation on your website or on a Blackboard course

For more information about how to access your SkyDrive account and use it for these purposes, review this quick tutorial.

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  1. This is a good tutorial. Do I need to download the tutorial to my hard drive in order to upload it to skydrive and embed it in Bb?

  2. Hi Greer,

    If you want to embed this exact tutorial into your Blackboard course, then yes. The best bet would be to download the file so that you could re-upload it to your SkyDrive account and share it in Blackboard. This will give you the most control over the content. Feel free to email me if you need any help!

    – Jessica

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