Saving Files

Methods for Saving Student Files

There are four ways that you can save your work on your school laptop. Below is a description, pro’s and con’s, along with instructions on how to use each method.

Saving to the Cloud

Every student grades 6 – 12 has been set up with a Microsoft Office 365 account. One component of Office 365 is the Microsoft OneDrive. OneDrive provides 15 GB of cloud storage that is accessible from anywhere that you have internet access. Student grades 8 - 12 may want to take advantage of the OneDrive feature that allows you to sync your files with your laptop. This will allow these file to be accessed without logging into Office 365 and will make files available even when internet access is not available. Using OneDrive is a very safe method of saving in terms of data loss prevention.

Click here for instructions for using OneDrive

CASD Network Home Directories or “H” Drive.

Every student grades K – 12 has been set up with a network drive. Students can easily access their Home directory while in school. Their Home directory can also be accessed from a PC with internet explorer by using the remote desktop webapp. This method of saving is very safe in terms of data loss prevention since files are backed up periodically throughout the day, however the amount of data that you can save in you H drive is much smaller than what is provided through Microsoft's OneDrive.

Click here for instructions for using your Home Directory

Saving Directly to a Computer

Students can also save directly to the computer. Saving using this method is only recommended for saving items that are only needed temporarily. If you switch computers or the computer stops working, these files will be lost. To save directly to the computer, choose file, save as, and save the item to the desktop. Again, this method of saving is only recommended for temporary storage.

Saving to a Flash Drive

Much like saving directly to the computer, saving to a flash drive is only recommended for saving items that are only needed temporarily. Flash drives could be lost, damaged, or just fail. If any of that occurs, the files saved on them will be gone. To save to a flash drive, go to file, save as, an choose the flash drive.