Saving your work: OneDrive

Did you hear the story of the student whose computer was stolen and their coursework on it? Or the story where the student was in the middle of writing an important paper and there was a power cut?

(The last one was me recently, when there was a power cut on Frenchay campus!)

Or the broken USB stick the day of the oral assessment?

No, these are not horror stories to scare you, they are simply things that happened to friends or even myself! When you lose your work, it’s so frustrating trying to remember what you’ve written or retracing your thoughts, plus it eats into your time for assessments.

In the past, there weren’t many options available, but now you have all sorts of ways of saving:

  • On your computer
  • Google Drive
  • USB stick
  • OneDrive
  • Dropbox
  • Portable hard drive

Handy tip: It’s always good to save more than 1 copy of your work. Just in case something happens! I’ve had USB drives suddenly corrupt, but have always been thankful I keep a spare copy of my work on OneDrive.

Did you know you have 1Tb of cloud storage online as part of your UWE account?

You can access it via email. This can be accessed anywhere via your browser at home or at university or even your mobile phone.

How to access:

Click the little squares in the top left screen after logging into your UWE email. Then click ‘Onedrive’.

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You then can upload relevant documents by clicking the button ‘upload’.

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Not only that, you can make files available to friends and edit the same document at the same time! Here’s what you do:

Click the share icon and email friends. If you give them permission to edit, they can save their changes on the file without the tiresome job of emailing or messaging each other to and fro via email or Facebook!

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