Getting Started (How to access DocuShare)

DocuShare can be accessed from the web, from the client (Windows Explorer) and from Outlook inbox. 

1. Web Access

Internal Employees (uOttawa staff)

As a uOttawa staff, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Visit
  2. Enter your Microsoft Exchange/Outlook credentials
  3. Set the domain to "uottawa.o.univ"

See screenshot below for more information

External Users

Follow the instructions below to login to DocuShare.

  1. Enter the username and password that were provided to you in an email
  2. The domain is "DocuShare"

See the following screenshot for more information.


  • The default language is set to your browser’s preference

2. From the Client (Windows Client)

To access DocuShare from the client (Computer), you need to have DocuShare Client installed on your Computer. The DocuShare client is a plug in that allows users to access DocuShare from their computer. To have the DocuShare Client installed, please contact the IT Service Desk by completing the Service Desk request form or by calling extension 6555. Once it is installed, you may follow the instructions below:

  1. Find “My DocuShare Places” icon (located either on the Desktop or under "My Computer")
  2. Click on “Web32 uOttawa” under “Server Map”
  3. Enter your Microsoft Exchange/Outlook credentials
  4. Browse through your DocuShare

See pictures below for more details.

Browsing Content
  • Automatic integration with the "File->Open" and "File->Save As" menus in all Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

3. Microsoft Outlook

  1. In the left-hand email menu, click on “DocuShare-Web 32 uOttawa” (Once the DocuShare client is installed on your computer, a new mail folder called "DocuShare-Web 32 uOttawa" is added to your mail in the navigation pane on the left)
  2. You can now browse through your DocuShare files and folders

Open and save content from the Desktop and Outlook applications to DocuShare.

See image below for more details



“At the Registrar, we have been using DocuShare for the management of our data since autumn 2014. It was a positive change that has modernised the way we approach our content management. Document searches, version history, notifications by email and access from an iPad are features that have transformed the way we manage our documentation at the Registrar. Thank you to the DocuShare team for their excellent support!”

Registrar, SEM

Need Help?

Contact the Service Desk

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