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Sharing Files and Folders in OneDrive

As of June 6, 2022, OneDrive is BCIT’s solution for file storage for BCIT staff and students. You can provide others with access to the files and folders stored in your BCIT OneDrive storage in a variety of ways, both temporary and permanent.

All sharing is done via providing the other user with a link and can be set up either at the site or 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

Alternate method

You can also set up sharing in Windows File Explorer on a computer connected to your BCIT OneDrive account. To get to the Share interface:

  1. Click on the File Explorer icon in your task bar and click on OneDrive – BCIT.
    OneDrive - BCIT in the list of available places
  2. Navigate to the file or folder you wish to share.
  3. Right-click on the item and click the Share menu item with the blue cloud OneDrive logo next to it in the contextual menu.

Accessing files and folders shared with you