MyCQU - File Storage Options

File Storage Options

CQUni students are provided with several file storage options to suit different student needs. The table below outlines the options available. Generally, we recommend most students use OneDrive as the preferred file storage solution.

 

OneDrive

GoogleDrive

UDrive

Dedicated local research data storage, QCIF QRISCloud, AArnet Cloudstor

Description

OneDrive is Microsoft's secure cloud storage service, allowing you to store, share and collaborate on files across CQUniversity and personal devices. OneDrive is fully integrated in the Office365 suite.

Google Drive is Google’s file storage and synchronization service. Google Drive allows you to store files, synchronize files across devices, and share files with others.

U Drive is your personal network drive which allows you to save files to one CQUni computer and access them on another CQUni computer.

For RHD Students only. More information available here.

Access after graduation or withdrawal?

No, only available for current students. Once you graduate or withdraw access will be lost to the files.

Yes, life access with CQUni Mail

No, only available for current students. Once you graduate or withdraw access will be lost to the files.

Cloud Storage

Yes

Yes

No

Share files with others and collaborate

Yes

Yes

No

Access files from CQUni and personal devices

Yes

Yes

No

Automatically syncs files that you save on a CQUni computer

Yes, files saved to Desktop, Documents or Pictures folders on a CQUni computer will automatically be available in the same folders when you log into another CQUni computer. The files will also be available online in your OneDrvie.

No

No

More information and help guides about each of the file storage options is available below.

OneDrive

OneDrive provides online access to all the files you have saved in OneDrive across multiple devices both on and off campus. Other benefits include:

  • Office365 apps (like Word and PowerPoint) will autosave as you work
  • You can share files and documents with others to collaborate on at the same time
  • 1TB of storage

How to access OneDrive?

On a CQUni Windows computer:

  • Click the Start icon
  • Open "OneDrive" from the programs list
  • Enter your CQUniversity credentials
  • Use your OneDrive as you would use your normal windows folder setup
  • You can also access your OneDrive folders through Windows Explorer

In a web browser:

  • Go to http://cqu365.cqu.edu.au
  • Enter your CQUniversity credentials
  • Click on the OneDrive icon from the apps list
  • Use OneDrive as you would use your normal windows folder setup

On a mobile device:

  • Download OneDrive from the App Store or Google Play Store
  • Once installed, open the app
  • Enter your CQUniversity credentials

How to share files with OneDrive?

You can use OneDrive to share photos, Microsoft Office documents, other files, and entire folders with people. Click here for more information.

Google Drive

Google Drive is available to students as part of the CQUni Mail service.

For information about how to use Google Drive head to the Google support site here.

For information about the CQUni Mail service head to this page.

U Drive

U Drive is available on CQUni computers and provides a secure location to save and access files when you log into another CQUni computer.

To save a file to U Drive:

You can access U Drive by clicking Start -> This PC -> U Drive. It may also appear as your student number followed by the letter U.

To save a file in your U Drive, in the application you are in (such as Word) select File -> Save As -> This PC -> U Drive

To access your files off campus (using FTP):

You are able to access files saved in your U Drive off campus, however it is not recommended.

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a means of transferring files across the Internet from one computer system to another. CQUniversity students are able to access files from their Student Network Drive (U Drive) via FTP.

To access your U Drive from home:

1. Go to ftp://studhome.cqu.edu.au

2. Enter your student username and password

Please note that to upload files to your U Drive, you will need to open with Windows Explorer. You cannot use 'File > Save As' in programs like Word etc.

Alternatively, you can use an FTP program (i.e. FileZilla ) to access your personal drive. Most of these can be freely downloaded from the internet.

To use an FTP program you will need to enter the server name - studhome.cqu.edu.au and your student username and password.

Research Data Storage

Research Higher Degree (RHD) students are provided a number of options to assist them with managing and preserving research data. Head over to the eResearch page for more information about available research data storage options.