Using Windows, how do I use WebDAV to download files from my Oncourse Resources or Drop Box?

Important:
Oncourse is retired and will be fully decommissioned on September 1, 2017. Beginning in September, you will no longer be able to log in, and your data will not be recoverable, except gradebook data for grade disputes. To avoid data loss, download or migrate all data you wish to keep before August 31, 2017. For details, see About the Oncourse retirement.

WebDAV (Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning) allows you to download large files (over 200 MB), multiple files, or folders of files from your site more easily.

Note: WebDAV is not available for use with Guest accounts.

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Windows 10 and 8.x

To set up a WebDAV connection in Windows 10 or 8.x:

  1. Windows 10: Press Win-e and select This PC from the left-side menu.

    Windows 8.x: Using the Search interface in tile mode, locate and select the Computer tile.

  2. In the quick menu at the top of the screen, click Map Network Drive. (In Windows 10, you may need to click the Computer tab to display the quick menu.)
  3. In the "Folder" field, enter a URL that points to the destination Resources or Drop Box tool.
    • To connect to a site's Resources, enter the following URL, replacing siteID with the appropriate siteID:
        https://oncourse.iu.edu/dav/siteID/
    • To connect to your personal Resources (in My Workspace), enter one of the following URLs (both will work), replacing username with your IU username:
        https://oncourse.iu.edu/dav/user/username
        https://oncourse.iu.edu/dav/~username
    • To connect to a site's Drop Box, enter the following URL, replacing siteID with the appropriate siteID:
        https://oncourse.iu.edu/dav/group-user/siteID/
    • Alternatively, to find the URL you need, go to the site and tool you want to connect to and click Upload-Download Multiple Resources. The URL for that tool appears in the instructions.

    Note: For instructions on finding your siteID, see Determining your site's siteID.

  4. Select the Connect using different credentials box, and then click Finish.
  5. When prompted, enter your IU credentials.

You should now be able to drag files and folders from your site to your computer.

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Windows 7

To connect to WebDAV in Windows 7, first turn on the WebClient service, and then create the WebDAV connection.

Enabling the WebClient service

  1. From the Start menu, choose Control Panel, then System and Security, then Administrative Tools, and then Services.
  2. Scroll down to WebClient, set the service to Automatic, and then click Apply.
  3. If the service is not already running, click Start.
  4. Click OK to close the Control Panel.

Creating a WebDAV connection

  1. From the Start menu, right-click Computer, and select Map network drive....
  2. Enter a URL that points to the destination Resources or Drop Box tool.
    • To connect to a site's Resources, enter the following URL, replacing siteID with the appropriate siteID:
        https://oncourse.iu.edu/dav/siteID/
    • To connect to your personal Resources (in My Workspace), enter one of the following URLs (both will work), replacing username with your IU username:
        https://oncourse.iu.edu/dav/user/username
        https://oncourse.iu.edu/dav/~username
    • To connect to a site's Drop Box, enter the following URL, replacing siteID with the appropriate siteID:
        https://oncourse.iu.edu/dav/group-user/siteID/
    • Alternatively, to find the URL you need, go to the site and tool you want to connect to and click Upload-Download Multiple Resources. The URL for that tool appears in the instructions.

    Note: For instructions on finding your siteID, see In Oncourse, how do I determine my site's siteID?.

  3. A new network location will appear. Double-click the item to open it.
  4. When prompted, enter your IU credentials.

You should now be able to drag and drop files and folders from your site to your computer.

If you have difficulty dragging and dropping, right-click the file or folder you want to copy, and choose Copy. Then right-click the directory you want to put it in, and choose Paste.

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Last modified on 2016-08-25 10:29:56.

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