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MyDrive is a new simplified system similar to Google Drive or Dropbox. Web folders can be accessed using your MyNOVA username and password. Please click the link below for more information:

How to Access MyDrive

Mobile Printing and File Accessibility With OneDrive

NOVA students are encouraged to take advantage of cloud service options to upload, edit, print and share files with instructors and classmates. Using Microsoft OneDrive provides a way to have your files all in one place, automatically updated across your computer and mobile devices. OneDrive is available for FREE and provides 7GB of storage — enough for over 20,000 Office documents or 7,000 photos. 7GB is more than enough to upload files that break the Canvas file size limit. Faculty and staff may also use OneDrive.

What Can I Do With OneDrive

The possibilities are endless. You can upload all of your schoolwork files to OneDrive and access them from any computer. You can even access your files from your iPhone, iPad, Windows phone and Android devices. Here are some examples of what you can do:

  • Share files with your instructor, including those files that are too large to send in an email.
  • Print from your mobile device.
  • Save assignments to OneDrive to have a back-up file that is accessible from anywhere, even if your computer crashes.
  • Upload files to OneDrive that are too large to upload to Canvas.
  • Upload photos to OneDrive that you can share in your course’s discussion board.
  • Keep your notes synced across every computer and mobile device you use.
  • Edit documents on-the-go, and the changes will automatically update everywhere.

Additional support is available on the OneDrive website.

Creating and Logging in to a OneDrive Account

Create a new Windows Live account, or use an existing one to access OneDrive.

Upload, Manage and Share Files

Accessing files is easy using a browser on any device.

Printing From OneDrive
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Additional Information
Moving Files to Online Web Storage

To transfer files from your student Web folder to an online storage option, download them to your computer using an FTP client. See the FTP Settings page for more information.

This software is provided for your convenience. Installation will be done at your own risk. No Support will be provided by the College IT Help Desk or any other NOVA entity for this software. The integrity of your data is your personal responsibility. It is recommended that you have an up-to-date backup of your hard disk before downloading the software. NOVA cannot accept responsibility for any disruption, damage and/or loss of data on your computer system that may occur while using the software.