When you’re finished with a class session, you’ll need to save your work to Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, or Adobe Creative Cloud (if using an Adobe application). That way, you’ll be able to pick up where you left off next time you log in.
Saving your work to the cloud is crucial to make sure you don’t lose it! Once you’ve logged out of a class session, CAC will delete work from the device you’ve been working on. Saving it to a cloud service is the only way you’ll be able to retrieve it in the future.
In this article, we’ll review:
Saving to Google Drive
1. Find the Google Drive icon on the desktop or in the Start menu → click to open.
2. Click Sign in with browser.
3. This will open the Google sign-in process. Follow the prompts to enter your email and password.
4. If asked to complete 2-Step Verification, follow the prompts to verify.
5. When asked to confirm if the Google Drive app was downloaded from Google, click Sign In.
You’ll see a “Success!” confirmation if you’ve logged in successfully, and will be automatically returned to the desktop.
6. From the desktop, double click the Google Drive icon again.
This will open Windows Explorer and show you the Google Drive (G:) location with the My Drive, Other computers, and Shared drives folders.
If you lose track of the Drive folders, click Quick Access → Google Drive to find them again.
Saving to Microsoft OneDrive
1. Find the Microsoft OneDrive icon on the desktop or in the Start menu → click to open.
2. Enter your email address → click Sign In.
3. Choose how you’d like to sign in:
- If you have access to your mobile device, click Send notification → follow the prompts to log in via mobile.
- If not, click on Other ways to sign in → select Use my password. Then, follow the prompts to log in with your password.
4. In the Microsoft respects your privacy window, click Next.
5. In the diagnostic and usage data request, select Don’t send optional data → click Accept
6. In the Your OneDrive folder window, click Next.
7. In the Back up your folders window, unselect the Desktop, Documents, and Pictures folders → click Skip.
8. If asked to Go premium, click Not now.
9. Click Next to move through the next several screens.
10. In the Get the mobile app window, click Later.
11. From the Your OneDrive is ready for you window, click Open my OneDrive Folder.
12. This will open Windows Explorer and show you your OneDrive folders, so you can now start saving work to OneDrive!
If you close this window, you can find it again by clicking the OneDrive icon in the Start menu or on the desktop.