ODE Help Desk

Submitting Assignments via Cloud Storage


Blackboard now allows you to submit files to assignment links from several cloud storage providers. This is especially useful when working with large files, such as PowerPoint presentations.

The available services are:

  • OneDrive
  • OneDrive for Business
  • Box
  • Dropbox
  • Google Drive

Submitting to an Assignment Link

  1. Click on the name of the assignment
  2. Click on Browse Cloud Storage.
  3. When you access cloud storage for the first time, you will choose the web app you want to connect to.
  4. When you select a service, you will prompted to enter your credentials for that service. For example, if you select OneDrive, you would sign in with your Microsoft OneDrive login. Accept the permission request to connect the service to Blackboard.
    OneDrive login prompt
  5. Once connected, you can browse your cloud storage folders to select any file that you have uploaded.
    Note for Google Drive users: Native Google formats (gdoc, gsheets, and gslides) do not work when submitted to Blackboard. Click here for steps to convert those files.
  6. The selected file will attach the same way as using the Browse My Computer option.

Converting Google Files

If you created your file using Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides, you will need to convert it before submitting to Blackboard.

  1. Login to your Google Drive account.
  2. Locate the file and right-click on it.
  3. From the menu that appears, select Download.
    google drive file menu
  4. The file will download to your computer as a Microsoft Office file which can then be submitted to Blackboard using the traditional Browse my computer option. (See: Submitting an Assignment)