OneDrive Uploading and Sharing through UniSA Staff Account

The below are helpful step by step instructions on how to utilise OneDrive through a web browser. The below is possible anywhere you have an Internet connection. If using a personally or UniSA owned device the OneDrive App might be more appropriate for uploading, but the below are the recommended methods of sharing.

  1. Login to portal.office.com
  2. Click OneDrive
  3. Click Upload
  4. Click Files
  5. Locate desired file and click Open
  6. OneDrive will indicate its uploading progress
  7. OneDrive will indicate when completed

Or for step by step instructions (including screenshots) see upload file(s) page.

  1. Login to portal.office.com
  2. Click OneDrive
  3. Open Windows Explorer and position so you can see OneDrive files/folders section
  4. Hold your left mouse button down on the desired file
    NOTE: You can select multiple files to drag and drop by using either the Shift or Ctrl keys.
  5. Drag the file(s) to the OneDrive file area, wait for the Drag the items to any location box to appear, then release the left mouse button
    NOTE: Your cursor may indicate that your attempting to Move the item, but it will only copy the file(s) to OneDrive.
  6. System will indicate its uploading progress
  7. System will indicate when completed

Or for step by step instructions (including screenshots) see drag and drop file(s) to OneDrive page.

  1. Upload a file
  2. Click Share Link
  3. Click People you specify can edit if you dont want people to be able to edit else jump to Step 6
  4. Untick Allow editing
  5. Click Apply
  6. Enter email address of desired person and hit Enter or click Search Result
  7. Enter additional email address(es) or personal message if desired
  8. Click Send

Or for step by step instructions (including screenshots) see sharing file immediately after successfully uploading page. 

  1. Click desired file/folder
  2. Click desired Share menu option:
    • 2A) Share (appears when mouse hovers over file/folder, to the right of the files name)
    • 2B) Select file/folder and then Share (on Tool bar at top of browser)
    • 2C) Click Action (3 dots) menu and then Share (to the right of the files name)
  3. Click People you specify can edit if you dont want people to be able to edit else jump to Step 5
  4. Untick Allow editing
  5. Click Apply
  6. Enter email address of desired person and hit Enter or click Search Result
  7. Enter additional email address(es) or personal message if desired
  8. Click Send

Or for step by step instructions (including screenshots) see share a previously uploaded file page.

OneDrive sends them an email (comes from no-reply@sharepointonline.com) where they click to access the file/folder.

OneDrive will initially ask them to verify who they are before they are allowed to view the file/folder.

For an example of the email and process see the Sharing externally to UniSA page.

OneDrive sends them an email (comes from no-reply@sharepointonline.com) where they click to access the file/folder.

They will be asked to log into OneDrive with their UniSA login details.

For an example of the email see the Sharing within UniSA page.

All emails are sent from no-reply@sharepointonline.com

  1. You will be CC'd on initial sharing email that recipient(s) receive.
  2. You will receive an email advising when the recipient has successfully opened the file/folder.

For further information please see the emails I receive after sharing page.

You have 3 options:

  1. Repeat the sharing process.
  2. Forward the email you recieved when you initially shared the file/folder.
  3. Copy the link from the Shared Details section of the file/folder on OneDrive.