Step 2 - Select your operating system

Setting up WebDAV for Windows 8

Note: There must be at least one object (file, folder etc.) in the course or project resource area before you begin the setup procedure. This procedure needs to be done once for each site before you can use WebDAV to transfer files to and from any one site.

  1. First you need to navigate to the Desktop: after logging into Windows 8, click the Desktop icon (see the screenshot below).

    Picture of Windows 8 Desktop

  2. From the Desktop, click File Explorer.

    Picture of Windows 8 file explorer

  3. At the top of the File Explorer window, click Computer > Map Network Drive > Map network drive.

    Picture of Windows 8 Mapping Netword Drive Interface

  4. Select a vacant drive letter (e.g., Y) from the Drive drop down menu.

    picture of Windows 8 drive selection dialog

  5. In the Folder field, type (or copy and paste) the URL for this site (shown above). Click Finish.
  6. When prompted, enter your username and password and click OK.
  7. You can now drag files and folders to and from your computer and the site Resources folder.

Setting up WebDAV for Windows Vista/Windows 7

Note 1: There must be at least one object (file, folder etc.) in the course or project resource area before you begin the setup procedure. This procedure needs to be done once for each site before you can use WebDAV to transfer files to and from any one site.

Note 2: Use of WebDAV functionality on Windows Vista requires that you have Vista Service Pack 2 installed. If you do not yet have Service Pack 2 installed, please run Windows Update by clicking Start > All Programs > Windows Update.

  1. From the desktop or the Start menu, click Computer.
  2. At the top of the window, click Map Network Drive.
  3. Select a vacant drive letter (e.g., Z) from the Drive drop down menu.
  4. In the Folder field, type (or copy and paste) the URL for this site shown above. Click Finish.
  5. When prompted, enter your username and password and click OK.
  6. You can now drag files and folders to and from your computer and the site Resources folder.

When the setup process is complete, the course or project resources folder will appear under Computer as a drive, where it will act just like any other drive in Windows Explorer. You can now drag files and folders to and from your computer and the site's Resources folder.

Alternate method of setting up WebDAV on Windows Vista/Windows 7

If the process above yields connections errors, you may be able to utilize the WebDAV functionality to access your files using a free third-party client called AnyClient. Follow this process to download, install, and configure AnyClient.

  1. Download the AnyClient WebDAV client from: http://www.anyclient.com.
  2. Run the install.exe file and complete the setup wizard.
  3. If the installer did not automatically launch AnyClient, click Start > All Programs > AnyClient > AnyClient to open AnyClient.
  4. Click Connect at the bottom-left corner.
  5. Click New at the bottom-left corner and give this connection a meaningful name on the left menu (e.g., History 101 Resources).
  6. In the Host dialog box, type (or copy and paste) the path as shown above in step 1.
  7. Type in your username and password.
  8. In the Connection type drop box, select WebDAV.
  9. Click Save at the bottom of the window to save this connection for future use and click Connect.

Setting up WebDAV for Mac (OS 10.4 - 10.6)

Note 1. Depending upon the exact update of OS X, The Webdav support in the Macintosh Finder may well be too buggy to use. If you have problems with this approach, consider using Cyberduck.

Note 2: There must be at least one object (file, folder etc.) in the course or project resource area before you begin the setup procedure. This procedure needs to be done once for each site before you can use WebDAV to transfer files to and from any one site.

  1. From the menu bar at the top of the screen in Finder, select Go > Connect to Server...
  2. In the Server Address dialog box, type (or copy and paste) the path as shown above in Step 1.
  3. Press the + button to save this path for future use.
  4. Click Connect.
  5. Type in your username and password and click Connect.

You will now see a window on your screen that represents the resources in your site. You can now drag and drop files into or out of this window and delete files by dragging them to the Trash.

Setting up WebDAV for Linux (Gnome)

Note: Some versions of Linux might have problems accessing My Workspace's resources, but the access to all other sites types will work fine (course, project, etc.).

  1. Go to Places > Connect to Server...
  2. In Service type select WebDav .
  3. In Server, type (or copy and paste): hostname
  4. In Port, type (or copy and paste): 443
  5. In Folder, type (or copy and paste) the last part of the "Step 1" URL: dav/xxxx-xxxx-xxxx
  6. Check the option Add bookmark
  7. In Bookmark name, supply the name of the folder to create under "Network" and click Next.
  8. Now click on Connect.
  9. Finally, you will be asked to supply your password.

You will now see a new drive under Places. This represents the resources in your site. It will act like any other folder on your computer. You can now drag and drop files into or out of this window and delete files by dragging them to the Trash.

Setting up WebDAV for Linux (KDE)

Note: There are some versions of Linux that might have problems accessing My Workspace's resources, but the access to all other sites types will work fine (course, project, etc.).

  1. Open the file manager (Dolphin).
  2. On the left side, in Places, choose Network.
  3. Click on Add network folder.
  4. Check web folder (webdav) and click on Next.
  5. In Name supply the name of the folder to create under "Network" and click Next.
  6. In User supply your username.
  7. In Server, type (or copy and paste): hostname
  8. In Folder, type (or copy and paste) the last part of the "Step 1" URL: dav/xxxx-xxxx-xxxx
  9. If the URL uses HTTPS, check the option Encoded, and the port will change automatically to 443.
  10. Check the option Create an icon for this remote folder.
  11. Now click on Save and connect.
  12. Finally, you will be asked to supply your password.

You will now see a new drive under Network inside the file manager (Dolphin). This represents the resources in your site. It will act like any other folder from your computer. You can now drag and drop files into or out of this window and delete files by dragging them to the Trash.

Setting up WebDAV for Linux (console)

  1. Open a new terminal.
  2. Type in the command cadaver URL from Step 1
  3. You might be asked to accept a certificate
  4. Type in your username and password
  5. Now you can download and upload documents from the command line.

Type help for all avaliable commands.

Setting up WebDAV for Windows XP

Note: There must be at least one object (file, folder etc.) in the course or project resource area before you begin the setup procedure. This procedure needs to be done once for each site before you can use WebDAV to transfer files to and from any one site.

  1. Double-click on the My Network Places icon on your PC desktop or click Start > My Network Places.
  2. Click Add a network place on the left menu.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Make sure that Choose another network location is selected and click Next.
  5. In the Internet or network address field, type (or copy and paste) the URL for this site shown above and click Next.
  6. When prompted, enter your username and your password and click OK.
  7. Enter a name for the course or project resources you are adding (e.g., History 101 Resources) and click Next.
  8. Click Finish to complete the set up.

When the setup process is complete, the course or project resources folder will appear in your My Network Places as a folder, where it will act just like any other folder in Windows Explorer. You can now drag files and folders to and from your computer and the site's Resources folder.

Setting up WebDAV for Mac using Cyberduck

Note: There must be at least one object (file, folder etc.) in the course or project resource area before you begin the setup procedure. This procedure needs to be done once for each site before you can use WebDAV to transfer files to and from any one site.

  1. Download the Cyberduck WebDAV client. download the most recent software at: http://cyberduck.ch/
  2. Decompress the file and double-click on the .dmg file. (Depending on the configuration of your decompression software, the disk image may automatically mount.)
  3. A disk image with a name similar to Cyberduck-2.8.5 should now be available. Simply drag and drop the folder from the disk image to your Applications folder.
  4. Open the Cyberduck application in your Applications folder.
  5. Click the Open Connection button.
  6. Select WebDAV
  7. In Server, type (or copy and paste): hostname
  8. In Port, type (or copy and paste): 443
  9. Type in your username and password
  10. Click on More options and type (or copy and paste) in Folder the last part of the "Step 1" URL: dav/xxxx-xxxx-xxxx
  11. Now click on Connect.

You will now see a window on your Mac screen that represents the resources that are in your site. Simply drag and drop between this window and other Finder windows on your Mac to transfer files to and from your site's resources folder.