Uploading files to Resources using WebDAV with Windows


Introduction

WebDAV (Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning) is a set of extensions to the HTTP protocol that lets users collaboratively edit and manage files on a remote web server.

You can use WebDAV to upload and access files in your site's Resources, if you have the required permissions.

Notes:

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Using Windows 8, 7 or Windows Vista

Although Windows 8, 7 and Windows Vista allow you to map a network drive for WebDAV transfers, the process is not always reliable. Cyberduck is an open source, modern file transfer program that may work better and reduce the complexity and problems sometimes encountered with the built-in process. When downloading using the link below, make sure you select the file for the appropriate operating system on the left so you don't inadvertently install unwanted software:
Cyberduck
Download Cyberduck and after installing it:

  1. Copy the URL provided in your Sakai site under Resources > Upload-Download Multiple Resources.

  2. Open the Cyberduck application.

  3. Click Open Connection.

    • Paste the URL in the Server field.
    • Uncheck Anonymous Login.
    • Type your UDelNet ID and Password in the appropriate fields.
    • Click Connect.

  4. You can now drag files and folders to and from your computer and the site Resources folder. You may need to refresh your browser for the files to appear in your directory in Resources.

After you have made the connection you can use the Bookmark > New Bookmark menu to save the URL for the Sakai site; it will be available using the Quick Connect pull-down menu.

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