Backing up work is important to ensure you have all the necessary information stored from your time studying with La Trobe University. It is also important that you wont lose any work you are working on. We have provided some information below that may assist you with ensuring your work is backed up and secured.

Why should I backup my work?

Quite often students only realise the importance of backing up work when it’s too late. Once an assignment or other important work is lost, it is usually gone forever!

It's important to ensure this does not happen to you.

How can I backup my work?

Student IT Support encourages you to make use of your student OneDrive to backup and store all of your University-related data. Using OneDrive will also enable you to use the autosave feature in Office Apps which will significantly reduce the risk of losing your work. For more information on OneDrive, see the following page on our website.

Tips for reducing losing your work

Here are some tips to reduce the risk of losing your work:

  • Keep multiple copies of work in different places (ie. Computer, external hard drives, Student OneDrive or email)
  • Don’t keep the only copy of your work on a USB memory stick
  • Make a note of the name of the document you are saving, as well as the location
  • While working ensure you save your documents regularly