Upload/Download Multiple Files Using WebDAV

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CourseWork v5 utilizes a web protocol called WebDAV to allow you to access your site’s Materials or Drop Box tool as a local folder which you can use to drag and drop files or entire folders to and from CourseWork.

First, get the WebDAV URL for the site:

  1. Go to the desired course site and click Materials in the left navigation bar.
  2. Click the Upload-Download Multiple Materials link at the top of the Materials page.
  3. Copy the SiteID for your site:
  4. Make sure to adjust the WebDAV URL you copied to match the Drop Box's URL syntax.

Second, make a WebDAV connection to your site’s Drop Box tool:

For Windows XP:

  1. Open My Network Places on your PC desktop.
  2. Click "Add a Network Place" to run the wizard.
  3. After the wizard launches, click Next.
  4. When asked "Where do you want to create this network place?", select "Choose Another network location" and click Next.
  5. Paste the WebDAV URL into the "Internet or network address" field and click Next.
  6. When prompted for a username and password, type in your SUNet ID and associated password. Click OK.
  7. Type in a shortcut name for the network place that will help you remember what this location is (e.g. ENGLISH 101 Materials) and click Next.
  8. Click Finish.
  9. When the setup is complete, your site's Drop Box folder will appear in My Network Places, where it will act just like any other folder in Windows Explorer. You can drag and drop files to and from this window or delete files by dragging them to the Recycle Bin.

For Windows Vista:

Note: There are a number of known issues with support for WebDAV in Windows Vista. You may therefore experience difficulties using WebDAV as described below. However, Microsoft has a software update available that may help correct connection problems for some users. Download and install the Microsoft patch to enable WebDAV, if needed.

  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 click Next.
  4. Click "Choose a custom network location" and click Next.
  5. In the "Internet or network address" field, paste in the WebDAV URL and click Next.
  6. When prompted for a usrename and password, type in your SUNet ID and associated password. Click OK.
  7. You will now see a window that displays your site's Drop Box folder. You can drag and drop files to and from this window or delete files by dragging them to the Recycle Bin.

For Mac (10.4.x and up):

  1. From the Finder, select "Go" from the menu bar and then select "Connect to Server..."
  2. Paste the WebDAV URL into the Server Address field.
  3. Press the “+” button to save this path for future use.
  4. Click Connect.
  5. When prompted for a username and password, type in your SUNet ID and associated password. Click OK.
  6. You will now see a window that displays your site's Drop Box folder. You can drag and drop files to and from this window or delete files by dragging them to the Trash.