File Storing and Sharing in the Cloud
Staff and students at Algonquin college are assigned an N-drive (What is my N drive?). This is a convenient place to store your files and have easy access to them on different computers. However, it is limited in size and it is tied to the college which can be inconvenient if you are frequently off campus.
When you store files on the cloud, all of your files are stored online. This means that you no longer have to be at your own computer to access them. As long as you have an internet connection you can have access to your files anywhere!. In this section you will learn about the most popular applications for storing your files on the cloud. Use one of the cloud storage applications so that you can always have access to your work
Microsoft OneDrive is available to all Algonquin Students and staff as part of their email account. It is 1 Terabyte (TB) of storage.
This allows students and staff to store and share files online, and is accessible with your college email account. Any file can be uploaded to OneDrive, but when you work in MS Office 2013 / 2016, there is an option of saving the file directly to OneDrive.
Contact Microsoft for any issues with this service.
For more information, go to File Storing on the Faculty Survival Guide.
Dropbox is a free program that lets you upload files, videos and photos and access them on any device. Dropbox also allows for easy file sharing.
Google Drive is a free file storage and synchronization system from Google that allows you to create, store, share and edit files collaboratively.
There are many other cloud storage options available to you, both free and paid. The ones listed here are some of the most popular free options.