IT Service now offers OneDrive for Business instructor-led training via the staff development workshops page. We also have OneDrive for Business video courses available via LinkedIn Learning.
Once you’ve registered for Multi-Factor Authentication you can reset your password 24/7 without having to contact the IT Service Desk.
Once you've registered for Multi-Factor Authentication you can reset your password 24/7 without having to contact the IT Service Desk.
The first time you login to your University of Worcester student account, you will be prompted to register for Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).
OneDrive for Business is an integral part of Microsoft 365, it provides a place in the cloud where University staff can store, share and sync personal work files.
You can update and share your files from any device that supports OneDrive for Business this includes mobile devices, Mac, and PC as well as in a web browser. This will allow you to collaborate with colleagues and external partners in real time.
There are many benefits to storing your personal work documents and files in OneDrive for Business.
All data deposited in the University’s OneDrive for Business service is stored within Microsoft’s data centres located in the EU. The University retains full ownership and control over the data and is satisfied that the data is properly secured and protected.
The contractual agreements between Microsoft and the University have been negotiated by the JISC on behalf of the UK HE sector and abide by all relevant UK and European legislation.
In addition, the UK Government has granted Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365 “OFFICIAL” accreditation. This means that they are accredited to hold or transact public sector data for business conducted at the OFFICIAL level of Security Classification.
OneDrive and OneDrive for Business: they share a name, but they don’t offer the same things.
OneDrive for Business is for storing your personal work files and documents that are not business-critical to your department, school or area.
Please do not store private non-work data on OneDrive for Business.
For business-critical data, please use either the O: Drive or your Departmental SharePoint site.
For more information about the appropriate storage and retention of data, please visit the Information Assurance website.
Visit the Information Assurance website
Staff accounts have access to 5TB of OneDrive for Business cloud storage. That’s over 10 times the storage capacity of the average University laptop!
When syncing your OneDrive, Files On-Demand allows you to access all of your OneDrive files without running out of space on your laptop.To learn about syncing and how Files On-Demand works please see the FAQs.
OneDrive for Business FAQs
All Office documents and other files stored in your OneDrive for Business space will become inaccessible to you when you leave the University and will eventually be deleted. It is therefore your responsibility to ensure that you obtain copies of any documents or files you require before you leave the University.
If you require further assistance with this, please contact us via the IT Service Desk.
To access OneDrive for Business, you will need to sign in with your University of Worcester staff credentials.
You can access OneDrive for Business via your web browser by clicking on the OneDrive for business link under the Applications section of the staff portal.
You can also navigate directly to onedrive.com then select Sign In.
Recommended web browsers
We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft’s new Edge browser for the best experience.
Learn more about accessing OneDrive for Business via a web browser
With the OneDrive sync app, you can synchronise files between your computer and the cloud, so you can get to your files from anywhere.
If you add, change, or delete a file or folder in your OneDrive folder, the file or folder is added, changed, or deleted on the OneDrive website and vice versa. You can work with your synced files directly in File Explorer and access your files even when you’re offline. Whenever you’re online, any changes that you or others make will sync automatically.
Please note that this is only permitted on University of Worcester devices.
Learn more about the OneDrive for Business sync app
How can I access OneDrive for Business?
How do I create files and folders in OneDrive for Business?
How do I upload files and folders to OneDrive for Business?
How do I share files and folders using OneDrive for Business?
How do I manage my OneDrive for Business sharing links?
How do I manage access to my OneDrive for Business files?
How does real time collaboration / co-authoring work?
How do I sync my OneDrive data to a University device using the app?
How does Files On-Demand work?
Find more guides and answers in the OneDrive for Business section of our FAQs.
Learn more about OneDrive for Business
We have training resources available to help you learn and make the most out of OneDrive for Business.
Please see the available options listed below:
LinkedIn Learning offers a number of training courses for OneDrive for Business. To see which courses we recommend please visit our LinkedIn Learning page using the link below:
Learn more about LinkedIn Learning
Instructor-led training workshops are available for OneDrive for Business via the Staff development workshops page.
Learn more about Staff Development Workshops
Visit the IT Training Portal to discover other training resources.
The OneDrive for Business policy can be found on the IT Service policies page.
Read our OneDrive for Business policy