Tech Tip: Automatic back up to cloud storage

A cloud storage service is an online service that maintains and manages user data and documents. It enables users to  access data from any digital device, typically through the internet. It can be useful to use a cloud storage service for backing up important documents, collaborating with other users, sharing files in a more accessible way.

Whilst a student at SHU you will often find yourself using various platforms of technology to support you with your learning. Therefore, majority of the work you will be completed on a digital file therefore it is important to ensure all your work is backed up properly to additional storage devices.

There are many options available to students & staff, SHU recommends using:

  • OneDrive (Microsoft)
    • All students receive a total of 1tb of cloud storage on OneDrive.
  • Google Drive (Google)
    • All students also get unlimited storage on Google Drive, with a maximum file limit at 5tb.

Other storage services available include:

To access a step by step guide as to how to back up your work automatically to online cloud storage, please follow: Online Tech Tips which identifies how to use one of three cloud storage devices (Google Drive, Dropbox or OneDrive) to back up your work. This also increases your accessibility as if the work automatically uploads from your home drive the cloud enables you to access this whilst on campus.

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