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How do I set up WebDAV for Cyberduck (on Mac or Windows)?

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.

All screen shots below are from Windows 10.  When you complete the steps, your display may differ depending on your computer operating system and configuration.

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Step-by-Step Instructions

Download and install the Cyberduck WebDAV client.

Download the Cyberduck WebDAV client (opens new window) and install it on your computer.

Note: When you download the software, you may be asked to donate or purchase a registration key.  This is not required to use the application.

Open Cyberduck, then Open Connection.

  1. Open Cyberduck on your computer.
  2. Select the Open Connection button.

Enter WebDAV URL and Login information. Select Connect.

  1. In the Server box, paste the WebDAV URL from your site's Resources or Drop Box.  After you paste the URL, collab.its.virginia.edu will display in the box, and the full URL underneath it.
  2. If the Anonymous Login box is selected by default, uncheck the box.
  3. In the Username box, enter the username (either your UVA computing ID or your non-UVA email address) you use to log into UVACollab.  After you do this, the URL displayed will change to include your [email protected].
  4. In the Password box, paste the Access Token you copied from the Transfer Multiple Files page of your site's Resources or File Drop.
  5. If it is not already selected, check the box to Save Password (on a PC) or Add to Keychain (on a Mac).
  6. Select Connect.


  • For steps to find the WebDAV URL and 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 in Cyberduck.  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.