Cloud based services - OneDrive, Dropbox and Google Drive
Cloud storage makes sharing files across computers and other devices easy. Many can be used to upload files to Moodle from a desktop or Mobile device. UNE provides a OneDrive account to all staff and students. Dropbox and Google Drive are two other popular services. All three can be used with Moodle.
UNE provides Microsoft Office 365 to all enrolled students. It includes OneDrive and Office Web Apps. OneDrive is a personal library for storing and organising your academic documents. Students have 25GB of space in OneDrive. That's a lot of storage for your study documents.
All files that you store in OneDrive are private, BUT, you can decide to share them with nominated others by placing a file in the 'Shared with Everyone' folder, this will make it easier when working on projects with other students.
Be aware, your OneDrive access will close down 30 days after your student account is archived.
Google Drive is another optional cloud based service that you can use. It also offers a range of apps to suit different devices: See the Get Drive anywhere page online. More information on Google Drive is available from their site at: https://www.google.com/drive/
Uploading files to Moodle
Files can be uploaded from these accounts when submitting assignments or to other places in Moodle where a file upload option exists. When uploading files in Moodle, select OneDrive, Dropbox or Google Drive in the file picker (see image below) when choosing files. On the first occasion that you do this you will need to enter your login details for the service chosen.
Be aware that linking your Google Drive or Dropbox account with Moodle you are allowing UNE Moodle access to your Dropbox or Google Drive account.