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Your own cloud for education

ownCloud makes it easy for educational institutions around the world to transform into inclusive digital learning environments.


Secure file sharing and content collaboration

ownCloud enables users to collaborate while retaining digital sovereignty, empowering them to easily edit, share, and access files regardless of device or location. Tailored open-source solutions like ownCloud prevent backdoors or vendor lock-in.

Easy to use

Our intuitive design and consumer-grade ease of use let users start right away, on any device.

Low maintenance

Once set up, users can collaborate and create groups with no additional admin effort.


Students’ data are sensitive data. ownCloud is compliant with regulations such as GDPR.

Distance learning presents new challenges

Like numerous other workplaces, educational institutions around the world are facing many challenges in distance and hybrid learning environments, whether primary, secondary or post-secondary, whether vocational or academic. ownCloud helps bridge the technology gap by providing an open and secure file collaboration platform, fit for the needs of education providers.

ownCloud is easy

When it comes to learning and teaching, working together seamlessly is key. ownCloud can be deployed either on-premises, on managed servers or as a hybrid solution. It delivers the ease-of-use of consumer-grade cloud solutions, just more secure. Teachers and students can start directly without further training thanks to our easy-to-use interface and seamless adoption of existing user groups.

Our Edu Cloud is an innovative inclusive digital learning product that works across all devices and operating systems. This is why ownCloud is the file platform of choice for many universities around the world.

ownCloud is secure

A cloud for education should not create security issues. ownCloud conforms to the highest security standards to keep valuable research and sensitive student data safe. The ownCloud open-source collaboration platform enables sovereign workspaces for students and faculty that help to avoid shadow IT and meet even the toughest regulations.

ownCloud scales

Collaboration in education is part of the ownCloud DNA. Users can start right away without installing any further software. Universities and research institutions around the globe trust ownCloud to make large amounts of files of unlimited size accessible to large amounts of users – starting from 1.85€ per user per year.

Starting from 1.85 € per user per year

We are offering special prices for educational institutions. Contact us for more information.

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Provide efficient file collaboration

  • Ensure trustworthy academic workspace through access logs
  • Enable effortless collaboration in education
  • Strengthen ties between students and teachers outside the classroom
  • Let teachers assign lessons as files
  • Let students upload their homework using a file drop folder
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Reduce admin effort

  • Handle large amounts of data with low maintenance
  • Low effort onboarding with single sign-on using existing Identity Providers
  • Let teachers create Custom Groups without involving admins
  • Scale class size on demand
  • Optionally create Guest User accounts for students (they don’t require a license)
  • Scale easily from 10 students to 10,000
  • Integrate third-party apps
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Works on any device

  • Give students from any background equal opportunities to succeed
  • Create an inclusive learning environment on any device
  • Make remote learning easier
  • Expand the audience for your educational offerings

To get to grips with remote education fast, Schools should draw on solutions that are already working. Existing open-source platforms offer proven performance and functionality. They also have a track record of evolving to meet changing requirements.

Christian Schmitz

CISO ownCloud, Consultant for large deployments in the educational sector

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