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How do I view my Microsoft Office 365 files in Canvas as an instructor?

If you have enabled Microsoft Office 365, you can view all files in your Microsoft Office 365 (OneDrive) folder in Canvas. The OneDrive folder is accessed from the Course Navigation Menu.


  • You can only view one OneDrive account at a time in Canvas. Make sure you are logged in to the account you want to view in Canvas. If necessary you can log out of your account and authenticate with a different account.
  • Currently, OneDrive files cannot be accessed from course or personal files in Canvas.

Open Office 365

Open Office 365

In Course Navigation, click the Office 365 link.

Log in to Office 365

Log in to Office 365

You may be asked to authenticate your account. Click the Log In button.

In an external window, enter your Office 365 email (or phone number) and password.

View OneDrive

View the files and folders in your OneDrive folder.

OneDrive displays file name [1] and the date it was modified [2]. Files display the file size [3].

Search for Files

To search for a file, enter the name of the file and click the Enter (Return) key.

View Search Results

OneDrive returns file results related to your search.

Open File

To open a file, click the name of the file.

View File

View the file in Microsoft Word online. You can edit the document directly in your browser if necessary.

Log Out

If you have multiple OneDrive accounts and need to log out, click the Logout link. You can log in again using a different OneDrive account and view those files in Canvas.