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Personal cloud-based storage

OneDrive for Business is included in the University Office 365 service for staff and students, that provides a place for you to store, share, and sync your work files. You can update and share your files from any device with OneDrive for Business. You can even work on Office documents with others at the same time. Click here for more information.  

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Setting Up and Using OneDrive for Business

1. To setup and start using your OneDrive for Business, follow the steps below under Getting Started!

2. Once you have followed the setup instructions, click here for instructions on how to migrate data from your Google Drive into your OneDrive for Business.

Getting started!

To help you take full advantage of the OneDrive for Business service we have put together some helpful user guides and FAQs to help you get started.

First-time setup

If this is the first time you have used your Loughborough University OneDrive, you will need to complete the following steps to set it up:

1

Open a browser and go to http://office365.lboro.ac.uk

2

Sign in with your Loughborough University credentials (username and password) and click Login. 

Note: A further step may be displayed asking you to choose your preferred display language and home time zone. Select the Language as English (United Kingdom) and the Time Zone as (UTC +00:00) Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London

3

You will be directed to your Outlook email inbox (this will be empty for Students). Click on the App launcher (small grid) in the top left-hand corner and then click on the OneDrive button

OneDrive for Business Sync Client: Mac OS X

Downloading the OneDrive Sync Client means that you can save your files directly to your OneDrive storage space in the same way you would normally save to your Documents. This is far quicker and easier than opening your OneDrive storage space in an internet browser and is easy to setup.

You can download the OneDrive for Business Sync Client through the App Store (Note: Requires Mac OS X Snow Leopard or newer)

IMPORTANT: If you are currently using the OneDrive Mac Store app, you must first uninstall it before installing the latest build of the new OneDrive sync client.

1

Search and select OneDrive in the App store from your Mac.

Once downloaded the app will open automatically.

Alternatively, it can be opened by selecting the following: Finder > Applications > OneDrive.

2

When prompted to enter your email details, use your Loughborough account and left click Sign in

  • For students - your email address ending in @student.lboro.ac.uk
  • For staff - your email address ending in @lboro.ac.uk

 

You will receive a 2nd prompt to enter your email details again.

3

After entering your email details, you will be redirected to the Loughborough University Login page.

Enter your Username and Password then left click Login.

4

Once signed in you will be asked to Choose OneDrive Folder Location.

5

If you have a preference for where your OneDrive folder will be stored, then navigate to the folder. If not just left click Choose this location and then Next from the window that appears

6

Ensure that the box Sync all files and folders in OneDrive - Loughborough University is ticked. Left click Next.

7

Your OneDrive Sync Client is now complete and you can view your saved files from the Finder.

OneDrive for Business Sync Client: Windows 10

Using the OneDrive Sync Client means that you can save your files directly to your OneDrive storage space in the same way you would normally save to your My Documents. This is far quicker and easier than opening your OneDrive storage space in an internet browser and is easy to setup.

Windows 10 comes with OneDrive already installed. To set up your OneDrive on Windows 10 with your university account follow these steps:

1

Click to download OneDrive to your device 

 

2

When prompted to enter your email details, use your Loughborough account and left click Sign in

  • For students - your email address ending in @student.lboro.ac.uk
  • For staff - your email address ending in @lboro.ac.uk

 

You will receive a 2nd prompt to enter your email details again.

3

After entering your email details, you will be redirected to the Loughborough University Login page.

Enter your Username and Password then left click Login.

4

You will be shown the location of your OneDrive folder. You can change this by left clicking Change location, though we recommend leaving it as default and left clicking Next.

5

Ensure that the box Sync all files and folders in OneDrive – Loughborough University is ticked and left click Next.

6

Your OneDrive Sync Client is now complete and you can view your saved files from File Explorer in the same way you would access My Documents.

Accessing your OneDrive

Once you have set up your OneDrive you can access it directly online:

1

Select the following link: http://onedrive.lboro.ac.uk

2

Sign in with your Loughborough University credentials (username and password) and click Login 

3

You will be taken directly to your Office 365 OneDrive for Business storage space 

Accessing and using Microsoft Office Online

Note:  Before accessing MS Office online you will need to set up OneDrive for Business storage. For help and guidance see Accessing your OneDrive for Business Storage Online tab.

1

From your OneDrive for Business storage online, left click on the New icon in the bar near the top of the page.

2

From the drop-down list, left click the type of document you would like to create (WordExcelPowerPoint or OneNote)

3

Your chosen document will load in the internet browser and you can begin editing.

 

Note:

a. Your files will save automatically to your OneDrive

b. If you have the full version of Microsoft Office downloaded on your computer, you can choose to open your document in the full program for increased functionality (left click Edit Document/Edit Workbook/Edit Presentation)

 

4

Editing a document online

Editing a document in Office online is the same as the above steps for creating a new document, except you open the document by left clicking it from your list of saved documents in your OneDrive.

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