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Sharing Files and Folders in OneDrive

OneDrive is BCIT’s solution for file storage for staff and students. You can give other people temporary or permanent access to the files and folders stored in your BCIT OneDrive.

When you share a file or folder, you provide the recipient a link. This can be set up either at the site or (for faculty and staff only) through Windows File Explorer on your BCIT-issued computer.

Setting up and managing sharing

You can set up and manage sharing from any device via BCIT’s OneDrive website. To get to the Share interface, in any browser:

  1. Go to and, if necessary, login using your usual BCIT login credentials (students, faculty and staff).
  2. Navigate to the file or folder you wish to share.
  3. Click on the Share icon that appears when you mouse over the item.
    Share icon, a small box with a curved arrow pointing out of it, next to the Example folder in the list

Accessing files and folders shared with you