OneDrive for Business is the Microsoft cloud service that lets you store your individual files, share them with others, and access them on all your devices. Files you store in OneDrive are private until you share them, compared to files stored in a SharePoint document library, which are meant to be shared with other users. You can think of OneDrive for Business as your personal repository or an online version of your My Documents folder. OneDrive files are always kept in sync and can be accessed even when you’re offline.
As a Penn State student, you have access to up to 10GB of free online storage space to back up the important stuff. You can access your PASS space from anywhere – your laptop, computer lab machines, or your parent’s computer at home. It also gives you the ability to share files with classmates and friends, and password protect stuff that’s just for your, like personal documents. You can upload and download files to your PASS space by using WebFiles (see section below). Everyone starts off with 500MB, but it’s free to upgrade up to 10GB. Visit http://ais.its.psu.edu/services/pass/ for more information about PASS, with other storage options.
U-Drive is a PSU-developed system for providing private file storage on a central server which can be accessed from public lab machines or private machines. Any type of file may be saved on the U-Drive. This means no more using flash drives to transfer files to and from campus. All students, faculty, and staff have U-Drive space created for them automatically. You will be able to access your space in the computer labs by going to the U-Drive icon under My Computer. You can upload and download files to your U-Drive by using WebFiles (see section below).
WebFiles allows web-based access to all your saved files on the U-Drive and PASS system from anywhere. This gives you access to your files from home or any other time you are away from campus. For more information go to https://istlearningdesign.psu.edu/ed-tech-tools/webapps-and-webfiles/