If your course has enabled Microsoft Office 365, you can view all files in your Microsoft Office 365 (OneDrive) folder in Canvas. The OneDrive folder is accessed from the Course Navigation Menu.


  • You can only view one OneDrive account at a time in Canvas. Make sure you are logged in to the account you want to view in Canvas. If necessary you can log out of your account and authenticate with a different account.
  • Currently, OneDrive files cannot be accessed from course or personal files in Canvas.

Please Note

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Step-by-step guide

  1. In Course Navigation, click the Office 365 link. 
    The Office 365 link is highlighted on the Canvas course navigation menu

  2. You may be asked to authenticate your account. Click the Log In button. In an external window, enter your Salisbury University email and password.
    The log in page on my classes with the log in button.
    A cursor points to an SU email address on an external Microsoft log in window.

  3. View the files and folders in your OneDrive folder. OneDrive displays file name [1] and the date it was modified [2]. Files display the file size [3].
    On the OneDrive main page, the file name, modified, and file size columns are indicated by their respective numbers.

  4. To search for a file, enter the name of the file and press the Enter (Return) key. OneDrive returns file results related to your search.
    The word assignments is typed and highlighted in the search box on OneDrive.
    The OneDrive search results page.

  5. To open a file, click the name of the file.
    The name of a file is highlighted on the OneDrive search results page.

  6. View the file in Microsoft Word online. You can edit the document directly in your browser if necessary.
    A document file is open on Microsoft Word Online.

  7. If you have multiple OneDrive accounts and need to log out, click the Logout link. You can log in again using a different OneDrive account and view those files in Canvas.
    The OneDrive log out link is highlighted.

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