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.

    screenshot with waffle menu and onedrive circled in red

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

  5. Click the Copy Link button near the top of the screen.

  6. Notice the default sharing permissions are set to ViewYou would choose the Edit option if you want to set up a collaborative space or if you want people to make changes to your material. 

  7. If you want people to edit the content, click the drop-down menu where it says, "People in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with the link can view." 

  8. Check the box next to Allow editing

  9. Click Apply

  10. With the appropriate permissions selected, 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.

  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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Owner:Center I.Group:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created:2015-07-30 10:54 CDTUpdated:2022-10-04 10:57 CDT
Sites:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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