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About Cloud Storage

Add a File from Cloud Storage



About Cloud Storage

Instead of saving your files to your computer or a USB drive, you may save your files in the "cloud." Cloud storage allows you to access your files from any device with an internet connection. Examples of cloud storage include OneDrive, Google Drive, and Dropbox.


myLesley now allows you to connect to multiple cloud storage apps, allowing you to easily add an attachment or submit an assignment that you stored online. Please note that when you add a file from cloud storage the system makes a copy of the file in your course. Once you have added a file to myLesley from cloud storage, any changes you make to the original file will not be reflected in myLesley.


Please note that Google Drive files (documents, spreadsheets, presentations) are not rendering properly at this time. In order to add a file from Google Drive, please download the file to your computer as a Word document (.docx) or PDF and upload it to your course.



Add a File from Cloud Storage


Instructors may add a file from cloud storage to a content item or an assignment. You may add the file via the text/content editor or from the Attachments area.


From the Text/Content Editor:

screenshot of adding an attachment from the text/content editor


From the Attachments area:

screenshot of attachments area



Students may add a file from cloud storage as an assignment submission.

screenshot of adding attachment from assignment


If this is your first time connecting to cloud storage, you will be prompted to pick a service to connect: OneDrive, Box, OneDrive for Business, Dropbox, and Google Drive.


Please note that Google Drive files (documents, spreadsheets, presentations) are not rendering properly at this time. In order to add a file from Google Drive, please download the file to your computer as a Word document (.docx) or PDF and upload it to your course.


screenshot of cloud storage options: OneDrive, Box, OneDrive for Business, Dropbox, and Google Drive


You will then be prompted to log in with your username and password. Please note that if you are connecting to your Lesley OneDrive account you will need to log in to OneDrive for Business.


screenshot of OneDrive login


Once you have connected your account, locate your file and click Select.


screenshot of selecting file



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