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Attaching files using cloud storage – Box, One Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox

This process works for any process in Blackboard that requires users to attach a file:

  • Student assignment uploads.
  • Instructor file uploads for assignments.
  • Item or file creation under “Build Content”.
  • Anywhere a user may find an “Attachments” section when creating or uploading content.

STEP 1:
Inside your course site, click on any content area such as “Course Documents” or “Assignments”.


STEP 2:
At the top of the page, hover your mouse over “Build Content”. Then, select “Item”. This is the example for this specific tutorial, but the method below will be usable when ever you choose the option for file, create an assignment, or anywhere where you would like to post a file from the cloud as an attachment.


STEP 3:
Scroll down to the “Attachments” section. Click on the option for “Browse Cloud Storage”.


STEP 4:
A new window will open where you can click the icon to select the service that you would like to sign in to obtain your files.

Cloud Account Availability:

One Drive: University and Personal accounts allowed.
Box: University and Personal accounts allowed.
One Drive for Business: University and Personal accounts allowed.
Dropbox: Personal accounts only.
Google Drive: Personal accounts only.


STEP 5:
After you’ve clicked the icon the service will load in a new window. Sign in using the correct credentials. Please note that Dropbox and Google Drive only allow personal accounts, no university accounts can use these services

Example email sign-in format: joe@miami.edu


STEP 6:
After you have signed in, Navigate to the folder where your file is stored. Press the “Select” button. Then, select your file. Once you have selected your file, press the “Select” button.


STEP 7:
Your file will then appear in the “Attached Files” section back on the under the main “Attachments” section. Click “Submit” down at the bottom right corner to complete attaching the file.



				
			
Updated on August 18, 2020

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