Microsoft OneDrive is a file hosting service operated by Microsoft. First launched in August 2007, it enables registered users to share and synchronize their files. OneDrive also works as the storage backend of the web version of Microsoft Office. The OneDrive client app adds file synchronization and cloud backup features to its device. The app comes bundled with Microsoft Windows and is available for macOS, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X and S. In addition, Microsoft Office apps directly integrate with OneDrive.

Types of use

·   Collaboration

·   Storage

Indicative use in the classroom

The teacher can use OneDrive to share educational content with his/her students, instruct them to upload their projects in a designated OneDrive folder, or engage them in using a team folder to develop their projects by sharing valuable files and information through the drive.

Open access

·   Free access: limited storage

·   Paid plans: storage space upgrade based on each available paid plan

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