OneDrive in Canvas for Students

Students may need to view or turn in Canvas files in Clemson Microsoft OneDrive. This article will cover:



The first time your instructor shares a OneDrive file with you, you may need to log in to your OneDrive to see the file.

Click on the file. It opens a new tab and asks for a log in.  Put in your username (no “g”).

Microsoft 365 Sign in

Once you click Next, you will see a second sign in screen with your  Fill in your password. And click Sign In.

Microsoft 365 password



Log in to your OneDrive.

Navigate to the file you want to turn in as a Canvas Assignment. Click beside it to select it. Click on Share. Click on People you specify can edit.

Share a file in OneDrive

Now click on People in Clemson University with the link. And click Apply.  (This is the recommended option.  But it is not the only option. You may click here for an article on the other options.)

OneDrive Share Settings



Click on the module where you want to share a OneDrive document.  In this case it will be an Assignment.

Canvas Assignment

Click on Apps (Power Plug icon).

Canvas Text Entry with arrow to plug icon

The first time you will need to add the app. Scroll down and select Office 365. Click Done.

List of Canvas Text Entry Apps

Go back to the Text Entry and click the Apps (Power Plug) again. Now you will see Office 365 as an option. Click on Office 365.

Arrow to Office 365 installed app

Now you will see a list of your OneDrive files and folders.

List of files in OneDrive

Navigate to the file you would like to turn in. (You should have previously shared it. If you did not your professor may not be able to see it.) Select it and click on Attach File.

Selected file in OneDrive with Blue Attach file button

You will see your file name in the Text Entry box. Click Submit Assignment.

Selected file appears in text entry box

You will get a notification that it has been submitted.

Notification that assignment was submited

For more information about using OneDrive in Canvas at Clemson, see this post:


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