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Office 365 - Accessing OneDrive in Office 365

Instructions for accessing OneDrive, the storage component of Office 365 for current UW-Platteville students and employees

OneDrive is a part of your Office 365 account that provides file hosting service, allowing you to upload files and access them from a web browser.  As a current student or employee of UW-Platteville, OneDrive also allows you to share files with other UW-Platteville students and employees and work on documents simultaneously. 


  • Your individual campus account is allotted 1TB of storage in OneDrive (vs 5GB on the J drive).
  • OneDrive is not available in UW-Platteville guest accounts.
  • OneDrive is accessible online through Office 365.
  • The OneDrive app is available on any university-owned laptop or computer.
  • The OneDrive app can be downloaded to your Android or iOS device; search the respective app store.

Accessing OneDrive in Office 365

1. Go to Pioneer Portal at, select Email, and log in with your full uwplatt email address and password.
2. Once in Office 365, click on the App Launcher (nine dots) in the upper left corner
3. Select OneDrive

screenshot highlighting the app launcher in the upper left and the OneDrive icon 

Within OneDrive you can create new files and folders, upload existing files and folders, share documents with other uwplatt account holders, and access documents shared with you.  For more information on using OneDrive, check out Microsoft's OneDrive Help & Learning resources.

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or  You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.

Keywords:find get use where one drive document storage   Doc ID:49350
Owner:Deb M.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2015-03-23 10:04 CDTUpdated:2021-11-30 11:22 CDT
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