What is OneDrive?

OneDrive for Business is a file hosting service and synchronization service operated by Microsoft as part of its suite of Office Online services. It is offered as part of the Carleton University-wide Microsoft site license and therefore is free of charge for faculty and staff use.

How to enable and access OneDrive

First step is to enable the Office 365 suite (if you have not already done so)

If you have any issues, please contact the ITS service desk.

Once you enabled OneDrive, you can log in in three ways:

Carleton OneDrive web portal

Remember to log in using username@cunet.carleton.ca

OneDrive Features

OneDrive is mainly used to store files like you would with Google Drive or Dropbox.


  • Easy access using a web browser
  •  5 TB per person quota (5,000 GB)!
  • Integrated with your Carleton email and Calendar

More features:

Office 365

The office 365 integration is very convenient. You simply log in to any web browser, go to the Carleton University Office 365 portal, and you will have access to:

  • OneDrive
  • Carleton Email
  • University-wide Calendar

all in one place with no installation or configuration required.

Once Office 365 is enabled, you will see the OneDrive option here:

Office 365 web portal:

Remember to log in using username@cunet.carleton.ca


You cannot directly create OneDrive groups.

However, you can create groups using Microsoft Teams and then add file repositories (OneDrive).

As Teams site members, they have multiple file repositories (one for each channel you choose to create within your TeamSite). Your team members will also have the ability, under the Teams site’s Conversations tab, to easily email the entire team or just individual members when there are file additions or changes by prefacing their conversation entries with @teamsitename or @membername1, @membername2.

In addition to using the Teams app (Windows, macOS, iOS, Android) or Teams website, you can also see these Teams site file repositories, along with any shared OneDrive folders.