Blackboard (Faculty) - OneDrive: Link a File or Folder from OneDrive in Your Course

This document provides an overview of how to link a file or folder from OneDrive.

Copy the Link from OneDrive

  1.  Log into your OneDrive account at

  2. Click the waffle menu in the upper left corner of the screen. 
  3. Click One Drive. Navigate to My files if necessary.

    screenshot with waffle menu and onedrive circled in red

  4. Place a checkmark in front of the file or folder you want to share.

  5. Click the Share button near the top of the screen or to the right of the filename.

    screenshot of both share buttons circled in red

  6. Notice the default sharing permissions are set to View. To set up a collaborative space or allow others to make changes, click either of the 'People you specify can view' links to change the settings.

    screen shot of 'people you specify can view' circled in red

  7. Change the radio button to People in Southern Ill... Edwardsville.

    screen shot of options mentioned above circeld in red

  8. Change options in the More Settings area if you want users to view or edit. Remember if you want to collaborate and have other users edit the files or be able to add files to the folder, you must set to 'Can edit'.
  9. Click Apply.

  10. Click Copy

Paste the Link in Blackboard

  1. Log into Blackboard and enter the course.

  2. Go to the content area where you want to link the file or folder (ex: "Coursework" or "Week 1 Folder").

  3. Click Build Content on the toolbar.

  4. Click Web Link from the drop-down menu.

    screenshot with name and url boxes circled in red

  5. Paste the hyperlink copied from OneDrive into the "URL" box.  (Press Ctrl+V or Cmd+V on your keyboard; or right-click with your mouse and select "Paste" from the drop-down menu). 

  6. Type a name for the link into the "Name" box.

  7. Add a description and other information in the "Description" box (optional)

  8. Click Submit.

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OwnerCenter I.GroupSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created2015-07-30 09:54:28Updated2023-08-23 10:35:18
SitesSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville
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