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How to log on at GRC: GRC OneDrive

This guide explains how to access your student email, Canvas classes, Microsoft Office, and campus computers.

Before You Begin...OneDrive

Logging into OneDrive

To log into your OneDrive, you will need:
  • Your Green River College email address
  • Your Green River College email password*
    • *If this is your FIRST TIME logging into your GRC email, open a web browser and log into your email there first to set up your personal password.

Need help logging in to your email for the first time or forgot your email or password?

What is OneDrive?

Your Green River College student OneDrive is part of the programs available on your GRC email -- you can use this service to save files online and access them from anywhere you can sign in to your Green River student webmail. (It is similar to Google Drive or Dropbox, if you have used those services.)

Starting Summer 2019, the Green River OneDrive is replacing the college's older student H Drive-- unlike the student H Drive, you can sign in to OneDrive wherever you are to access your files!

Saving Files to Your OneDrive

  1. If you are working in another computer program or downloading a file from Canvas, save the file to a location on the local computer you can find easily again. Remember where you saved it.

    • Suggested Locations: Desktop OR Documents folder. 

    • Important Note: You still need to follow the rest of the steps on this page to save your file in your student OneDrive. If you stop at this step while on a campus computer (only save the file to the local drive), your file will be gone the next time you log on!

  2. Open a web browser and go to the "Quick Links" menu on the Green River Website (Upper-right corner of the page)​

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Image of - the Quick Links menu, showing the  Student Email menu options

 

  1. Select "Student Email" and log on to your Green River Student Email.
  2. Click on the Apps menu (the icon looks like 9 dots arranged in a square in the upper-left corner of the page).

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image of the Microsoft Office Online Apps menu icon

  1. Click on OneDrive. (You can also access the web version of Microsoft Word and other Microsoft Office programs from this menu.)

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image of OneDrive selection from Apps menu

  1. Select "Files" from the OneDrive menu to the left (it may be selected automatically). Choose "Upload" to add the file you want to save.

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image of OneDrive Upload option

  1. Choose "File" to upload documents to your OneDrive. The "Folder" option allows you to upload a folder location and all the files inside of it at once if you wish.

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image of Upload options in OneDrive, file or folder

  1. Locate the file you saved to the local computer, select it, and click the "Open" button.

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  1. Your file is now saved to your OneDrive! You will see it in your files list and be able to open it from anywhere you can log into your student email.

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The uploaded files is now saved in your OneDrive.

Opening Files on Your OneDrive

  1. Open a web browser and go to the "Quick Links" menu on the Green River Website. (Upper-right corner of the page.)

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Quick Links > Student Email menu options

  1. Select "Student Email" and log on to your Green River Student Email.
  2. Click on the Apps menu (the icon looks like 9 dots arranged in a square in the upper-left corner of the page).

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Microsoft Office Online Apps menu icon

  1. Click on OneDrive. (You can also access the web version of Microsoft Word and other Microsoft Office programs from this menu.)

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OneDrive selection from Apps menu

  1. Select the file you want to open. If you double-click on the file name, it will open in the appropriate browser version of the program (e.g. Microsoft Word files will open in the Microsoft Word web browser tool).

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Opening a file on OneDrive

  1. If you click one time to select the file, you will see a list of possible actions you can take in the top menu bar. You can also see these options by clicking on the 3 vertical dots that appear to the right of the file name
  2. If you select "Open" you will see options to open the file in the browser directly, or in an "App" which opens the file in the installed version of that Office program.

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File options in OneDrive

  • Which option should you choose?
    1. The Browser option gives you the ability to edit the document directly in the web browser you have open, and automatically saves any changes you make. The browser editing tool does not have as many options as the installed version of the same program.
    2. The App version opens the file in the program installed on the local computer and includes the full program features. If you choose this option, the file will not automatically save -- you need to remember to save your file manually.