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How do I set up WebDAV for Mac (OS 10.8 and up)?

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You can upload and/or download resources using the WebDAV protocol. WebDAV allows you to transfer files and folders from your local computer to and from your site's Resources or File Drop. For more information about WebDAV, and accessing the WebDAV URL for your site's Resources or File Drop tool, see How do I upload or download resources using WebDAV?

Note: There must be at least one object (file or folder) in the selected Resources or File Drop tool before you begin the setup procedure. This procedure needs to be done once for each tool before you can use WebDAV to transfer files to and from that tool.

Due to an issue with the Mac Finder tool, users currently cannot upload files into their sites using the Finder. If you use a Mac and you need to upload files into your sites, you should download and install Cyberduck for Mac (opens new window), then follow the instructions for connecting to your site.

From the Finder, select Go from the menu bar, and Connect to Server...

  1. From the Finder, select Go from the menu bar.
  2. Select Connect to Server...

In the resulting dialog box, paste the WebDAV URL.

In the Server Address box, paste the WebDAV URL you copied from your site's Resources or File Drop.

Note: For steps to find the WebDAV URL in your site's tool, see How do I upload or download resources using WebDAV?  

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

Select Connect.

Enter your username and password, click Connect.

You will be prompted to log in.

  1. In the Name box, enter the username (either your UVA computing ID or your non-UVA email address) you use to log into UVACollab.
  2. In the Password box, paste the Access Token you copied from the Transfer Multiple Files page of your site's Resources or File Drop.
  3. Select Connect.

Note:

  • For steps to find the Access Token in your site's tool, see How do I upload or download resources using WebDAV?  
  • For security, the Access Token expires after 7 days.  To continue using your WebDAV connection, return to the Transfer Multiple Files page and copy the new Access Token to log in.

You can now drag files and folders to and from your computer and the UVACollab site's folder.

Pictured above is a WebDAV connection to a UVACollab site's Resources folder on a computer desktop.  You can drag, drop, edit and delete files in your selected Resources or File Drop folder as you would files that are saved on your computer.

Note: If you have permission to read content in a site, you can download multiple files via WebDAV by dragging the files from the site's folder to a folder on your local computer. You can only save, edit or delete files in the selected site's Resources or File Drop if you have the appropriate permissions in the site.

All site participants can use WebDAV to upload files to their own File Drop folders.  By default, students will only have permission to download files from Resources in a course site.  Instructors can choose to allow students to upload and edit their own content in Resources.