Using the Microsoft OneDrive Integration in myLesley

Modified on Wed, 31 Aug 2022 at 04:33 PM

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About the Microsoft OneDrive Integration

The Microsoft OneDrive integration in myLesley provides you with the ability to: 

  • Link to Office 365 files including Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, and Excel files.
  • Create collaborative documents for you and your students to collaborate and engage together in real-time or asynchronously. 



Link to OneDrive Document

Linking to a OneDrive document is a great way to add content from your Microsoft OneDrive into your course. The OneDrive link will embed your file into your course, allowing your students to read it online, without the need to download the file. If you update or make changes to your document in OneDrive, the embedded file will reflect those changes in your course.


To add a OneDrive document, locate the place in your course where you want to add your file.


From the text editor, click the Add Content button.

text editor with callout to add content button


This will bring up a menu. Select Link to OneDrive Document.


You should be brought directly into your Microsoft OneDrive. Here, you may select a file to add to your course.


Once you have selected your file you will be brought back to myLesley and should now see a placeholder in your item. Click Submit to save your changes.


You and your students will be able to click on the file to open it. 

click on your linked file to open

Please note that if you make any changes to the document it will be visible to your students.




Create a OneDrive Collaborative File

You may create a collaborative file to allow your students to collaborate and engage with each other in real time or asynchronously. The following file types are supported for collaboration:

  • Microsoft Word 
  • Microsoft Excel 
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 


To create a collaborative file, locate the place in your course where you want to add your file.


From the text editor, click the Add Content button.


text editor with callout to add content button



This will bring up a menu. Select Create a collaborative OneDrive Document.

in the additional tools area select create a collaborative onedrive document


This will bring up a window. You may create a new Collaboration by selecting Word, PowerPoint or Excel from the Type menu. Or you can choose Select an Existing Document to browse your current files. 

start a new collaboration by selecting an existing document or creating a new one


Once you have created your new collaborative file or chosen an existing file, click Save.


You will then be brought back to your content item. You should see a placeholder in your item. Click Submit to save your changes.


After you have saved your content item, you and your students should be able to click on the file to open it.  

click on the file to open


Once you open the file, the existing text will appear in the document. To edit the file and collaborate, click Edit Document to launch Office 365. Students will have permissions to view and edit this file as well. 

click Edit Document to open the file in OneDrive and begin collaborating


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