File sharing is a convenient way to share documents and other digital files with peers for collaboration. Elon University offers faculty and staff several secure and easily accessible options for file sharing.

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OneDrive

OneDrive is a cloud-based file storage and collaboration platform within the Microsoft 365 suite. Using OneDrive through online web access is an incredibly easy and convenient way for faculty and staff to access documents wherever they may be via an internet connection.

Elon offers several file storage solutions, each with different recommended uses:
- eDocs is primarily used for sensitive data or files needs for accreditation or auditing.
- OneDrive is recommended for individual work files or files shared with a small group of people from multiple departments or outside Elon University.
- SharePoint Team Sites are recommended for department, committee, or other chartered/ongoing groups for file sharing and collaboration.

Shared Drives

Shared drives are a secure and convenient way for faculty and staff within a department to share and collaborate on documents and other files. Once access is granted and the shared drive is appropriately mapped on employee computers, separate usernames and passwords are not required to view shared drive files.

SharePoint Team Sites

SharePoint is a powerful collaboration platform within the Microsoft Office 365 suite. SharePoint Team Sites, created for departments, committees, or project teams offer components for collaboration, such as space to share files, a team calendar, and a task list to organize tasks and projects for your team.

Elon offers several file storage solutions, each with different recommended uses:
- eDocs is primarily used for sensitive data or files needs for accreditation or auditing.
- OneDrive is recommended for individual work files or files shared with a small group of people from multiple departments or outside Elon University.
- SharePoint Team Sites are recommended for department, committee, or other chartered/ongoing groups for file sharing and collaboration.