Description
 
WebDAV (Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning), is a set of extensions to the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) that allows users to manage collections of files on remote World Wide Web servers.  We've included it in CTools to help you manage multiple files and folders in your site's Resources page.  It can also be used with your site's Drop Box or the private Resources area in My Workspace.  Once you've established a WebDAV connection you can drag and drop files and folders from your desktop into CTools and vice-versa.
 
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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 to open the Network Places folder
      
   2. Double-click on the Add Network Place icon
      
   3. Click Next
      
   4. Click on the bottom choice: "Choose another network location"
      
   5. Click Next
      
   6. In the "Internet or network address" field, type (or copy and paste) the URL for this site shown above.


      
   7. Click Next
     
Note: If you receive an alert such as "The folder you've entered does not appear to be valid," it could be there are no resources yet in your site. Go to the site and add a file to initialize the Resources folder, then return to Step 1.
      
   8. When asked for your username and password, enter your U-M uniqname and your password.
      
   9. Enter a name for the course or project resources you are adding. This name is used on your computer when referencing the course or project resource folder.


      
  10. Click "Finish" to complete the set up.
      
  11. When the setup is complete, the course or project resources folder will appear in your My Network Places as a folder. It will also show up under My Network Places in Windows Explorer, where it will act just like any other folder in Windows Explorer.
      
  12. 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: There are a number of known issues with support for WebDAV in Windows Vista. You may therefore experience difficulties using WebDAV as described below.
 

   1. From the desktop, click Computer.

   2. Click Map Network Drive.

   3. On the Map Network Drive screen, click "Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures", and then click Next.

   4. Click "Choose a custom network location", and then click Next.
      
   5. In the "Internet or network address" field, type (or copy and paste) the URL for this site shown above, and then click Next.



   6. When prompted, enter your U-M uniqname and password.

   7. You can now drag files and folders to and from your computer and the site Resources folder.
      




 
 

 
Setting up WebDAV for Mac (OS 10.0 - 10.3)
 
 
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 at 
http://cyberduck.ch/

   2. Decompress the file and double-click on the .dmg file. (Depending on your version and configuration of Stuffit, the disk image may automatically mount.)

   3.A disk image named something like "Cyberduck-x.x.x.dmg" should now be available. Simply drag and drop the Cyberduck folder contained within in the disk image to your hard disk.

   4. Open the Cyberduck application. It will probably be in your Applications folder.

   5. Click the 'Open Connection' button.

   6. In the Server field, type (or copy and paste) the path as shown above.

   7. Type in your uniqname and password.

   8. Click "OK"

   9. You will now see a window on your Mac screen that represents the resources that are in your site. You can now drag and drop files into this window or use the "Web" menu to upload and download files.
      




 
 
 

Setting up WebDAV for Mac (OS 10.4 - 10.6)
 
 
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. From the Finder, select "Go" from the menu bar and then select "Connect to Server..."

   2. In the resulting dialog box, type (or copy and paste) in the path as shown above.



   3. Press the "+" button to save this path for future use.
  
   4. Click "Connect"

   5. Type in your uniqname and password and click "OK"



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






Possible Error Messages

Vista Users:

Error Message: "The folder you entered does not appear to be valid. Please choose another."

This is a common issue for Windows Vista users but has also been reported with other Operating Systems. The error message appears after pasting in the URL and attempting to connect. Our suggested solution is to download and use one of the alternative clients available below.

Mac OS X:

Error message: "The operation cannot be completed because you do not have sufficient privileges for some the items."

Error: File uploads as 0kb on WebDAV and cannot be opened.

Error: File stops uploading before it is finished and displays a smaller filesize than it should.

We do not have a fix for these issue at this time. A valid work-around that has been successful for many people is to use one of the alternative clients available below.






Alternative WebDAV Clients

If the instructions given above are not working, we recommend the free Cyberduck WebDAV client.

For Windows users:  Cyberduck for Windows


For users of Mac OSX 10.5 and above:  Cyberduck for Mac


For OS 10.0-10.4, you will need to download an older version of Cyberduck.  Older versions are available here.