Sharing Large Files in Blackboard

Cloud-based storage solutions like the Microsoft OneDrive allow users to access files from any device, while also providing the option to easily share files via a link. This is the preferred method of sharing large files, particularly for course use as it preserves storage space in Blackboard. Start by logging into Office 365 on the MyBeacon page and navigating to the One Drive to view all of your Office 365 files.

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A similar process to the one below exists for Google Drive, but OneDrive provides a better experience working with Microsoft files types (.docx, .pptx, etc).

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Access the file that needs to be shared on OneDrive.

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Apply Copy Link sharing preferences

For course purposes, it is recommended to set link to work for People in Virginia Wesleyan University with the link.

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Share link in Blackboard

For the best user experience, add content as a Web Link. These default to open in a new window.

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If you share the link via an Announcement or other area with the Text Editor feature, it’s recommended to set the link to open in a new window.

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