How to Set up a WebDAV Connection with Sakai

Introduction

How to obtain the WebDAV URL for your Sakai site (all users)

Windows XP users: How to create a WebDAV connection between Sakai and your computer

Windows Vista users: How to create a WebDAV connection between Sakai and your computer

Windows 7

Any operating system user: How to create a WebDAV connection between Sakai and your computer using AnyClient

Mac OSX 10.4 or higher: How to create a WebDAV connection between Sakai and your computer

Introduction

The first thing to do to set up a WebDav connection with your Sakai site is to obtain the WebDAV URL for your Sakai site. See “How to obtain the WebDAV URL for your Sakai site (all users)” below. Once you have located the WebDAV URL for your Sakai site and based on your computer’s operating system, follow the instructions below on how to create a WebDAV connectionbetween Sakai and your computer.

How to obtain the WebDAV URL for your Sakai site (all users)

1) Log into https://sakai.unc.edu

2) Click on the tab for your course site

3) Click on Resources on the left course menu

4) On the right under Resources click on “Upload-Download Multiple Resources” towards the top of the page you will find the URL you need, it will look something like https://sakai.unc.edu/dav/bbd8a535-4af8-41b8-00ec-288c08531084. Copy the URL.

Windows XP users: How to create a WebDAV connection between Sakai and your computer

1) Click on the Start menu in your computer

2) Click on My Network Places

3) Click on Add a new network place, the Add Network Place Wizard page will open

4) Click on Next to start the wizard

5) Click on Chose another network location and click Next

6) In the field “Internet or network address” paste the WebDAV URL for your Sakai site you copied while following the instructions “How to obtain the WebDAV URL for your Sakai site” described above. The URL will look something like https://sakai.unc.edu/dav/bbd8a535-4af8-41b8-00ec-288c08531084. Click Next

7) Enter your Onyen and Password (please do not select “Remember my password” if this option is given). Click Next

8) In the field “Type a name for this network place” enter the name of your course. For example DRAM255.001.SP10. Click Next

9) Click Finish to complete the wizard

10) Go to your computer’s Start menu and click on My Network Places to see the folder (with the name of your course) you just created

11) Click on the folder to open it, you may be asked to enter your User Name (Onyen) and Password. Enter your credentials and click OK

12) You can now drag and drop into this folder all the content files and folders for your course web pages. Wait for the transfer to complete

13) Go to https://sakai.unc.edu and enter your course site. Click on Resources on the left course menu, you will see on the right all the files and folders of your course web pages

Windows Vista users: How to create a WebDAV connection between Sakai and your computer

1) Click on the Start menu in your computer

2) Click on Computer

3) Click Map Network Drive

4) 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.

5) Click on “Choose a custom network location” and then click Next.

14) In the “Internet or network address” field, paste the WebDAV URL for your Sakai site you copied while following the instructions “How to obtain the WebDAV URL for your Sakai site” described above. The URL will look something like https://sakai.unc.edu/dav/bbd8a535-4af8-41b8-00ec-288c08531084. Click Next

6) Enter your Onyen and Password (please do not select “Remember my password” if this option is given). Click Next

7) In the field “Type a name for this network place” enter the name of your course. For example DRAM255.001.SP10. Click Next

8) Click Finish to complete the wizard

9) Go to your computer’s Start menu and click on “Computer”. Under Network Location you will see a folder with the name of your Sakai course.

10) Click on the folder to open it, you may be asked to enter your User Name (Onyen) and Password. Enter your credentials and click OK

11) You can now drag and drop into this folder all the content files and folders for your course web pages. Wait for the transfer to complete

12) Go to https://sakai.unc.edu and enter your course site. Click on Resources on the left course menu, on the right you will see all the files and folders of your course web pages

Windows 7

1) From the desktop or the start menu in your computer go to Computer

2) On the top there are several options, click on “Map Network Drive”

3) Next to “Folder” enter the URL that shows in your Sakai site Resources tool under “Upload Download multiple resources” (see “How to obtain the WebDAV URL for your Sakai site” described above)

4) Click on finish, if you are asked to save password, say no.

Any operating system user: How to create a WebDAV connection between Sakai and your computer using AnyClient

1) Go to http://www.anyclient.com/download.html and download the software based on your computer’s operating system

2) Install the AnyClient application

3) Open the AnyClient

4) Click on File and select Site Manager

5) Next to Host , paste the WebDAV URL for your Sakai site you copied while following the instructions “How to obtain the WebDAV URL for your Sakai site” described above. The URL will look something like https://sakai.unc.edu/dav/bbd8a535-4af8-41b8-00ec-288c08531084

6) Next to Username enter your Onyen

7) Next to Password enter your Onyen password

8) Next to Connection type enter WebDAV

9) Click Save and then Connect

10) You can now start moving content from your local drive to your Sakai course.

Mac OSX 10.4 or higher: How to create a WebDAV connection between Sakai and your computer

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, paste the WebDAV URL for your Sakai site you copied while following the instructions “How to obtain the WebDAV URL for your Sakai site” described above. The URL will look something like https://sakai.unc.edu/dav/bbd8a535-4af8-41b8-00ec-288c08531084

3)  Press the + button to save this path for future use.

4)  Click “Connect”.

5)  Type in your username and password and click “Connect”.