The OneDrive Sync Client update allows teachers and students to save items, including non-Microsoft items, to OneDrive in a streamlined, more efficient way.
One example of how OneDrive Sync Client makes saving more efficient is that it works better with Cobb Digital Library resources. Currently, if a teacher or student wants to save a copy of a picture from a Cobb Digital Library Resource like Britannica Image Quest to their OneDrive, they would have to first save the image to their desktop or documents. Then upload it to Office 365.
With the upgrade to OneDrive Sync Client, they will simply right click on that same picture found in Britannica Image Quest, select save image, and select OneDrive from the File Explorer pop-up menu. This is a time saver and eliminates multiple steps.
How does the OneDrive Sync Client Work?
With OneDrive Sync Client, you will now see your OneDrive documents in File Explorer as OneDrive-Cobb County School District. Documents with a green check mark signal that the document is currently synced to your computer. Files with a blue cloud represent documents that are not synced to your computer. However, once you click to open a file, it will quickly open and sync to your computer.
Ways to manage the sync client
When right clicking on the entire OneDrive-Cobb County School District folder or a specific folder or file in the OneDrive you have options to:
OneDrive Sync Client is only accessible on Windows 10 devices.