Office 365 resources within Modules

Modules can contain different items such as assignments, pages, quizzes and discussions for your students to view or complete. You can also incorporate resources into your Modules, from files you may have stored in your university OneDrive account.

The Office 365 link might already be available in your subject navigation menu.

If you do not see the Office 365 link in your subject menu, you will need to enable it.

Fig - Office 365
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How to enable Office 365 and login to OneDrive

  1. Navigate to the relevant Subject and click on Settings in the left-hand Subject navigation menu
  2. Click on the Navigation tab.
    Fig - Subject Settings Navigation tab
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  3. Find Office 365 from the hidden list at the bottom and drag it to the top list (visible to students).
    Fig - Subject Navigation list
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  4. Click Save at the bottom of the page.
  5. In the left-hand subject menu, select Office 365. First time users will be prompted to log in
  6. Click Log In to activate the plugin
    Fig - Log In
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  7. Click Log In to Office 365
    Fig - Login to Office 365
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  8. Click on your university email address and sign in with your standard university credentials
    Note: you can only sync your university Office 365 account to Canvas
    Fig - Pick an account
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  9. Once successfully signed in, OneDrive renders within Canvas, allowing you to search and access your folders and files
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Linking OneDrive resources to Modules

You can link resources directly from your university OneDrive account in your subject via Modules.

  1. In your subject navigation menu click Modules, then click the add button
    Fig - Add item to Module
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  2. From the Add dropdown menu, select External Tool
  3. Click on Office 365
    Fig - Add External Tool
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  4. Select the file you would like to link to from your OneDrive folder and click on Attach file
    Note: You can only attach one file at a time
    Fig - Link Resource from External Tool
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  5. This populates a unique URL for your selected file. Click Add Item.
    Fig - Add URL
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  6. Your selected file will now appear as an item within the selected Module. For student to access and view this resource, please ensure you publish it by clicking the circle line symbol.
    Fig - Resource appears in Module
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This guide was last updated 18 Dec 2019.
Please report any errors or omissions in this guide by submitting an LMS support request.

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