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Note: The WebDAV implementations on all of the versions of Windows and Mac OS' are very problematic, and can often fail on larger uploads.

Third party applications are often the solution.

The Centre for Pedagogical Innovation at Brock University particularly likes Cyberduck as an alternative.

Note as of Nov. 6, 2019 WebDAV is no longer available in Sakai.


If you require WebDAV to upload files, contact edtech@brocku.ca for support.


[edit] What it does

WebDAV is a technology that allows you to easily transfer files and folders from your local computer to your Resources folder in your My Workspace or a course site or project site to which you belong. WebDAV stands for "Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning". It is a set of extensions to the HTTP protocol that allows users to collaboratively edit and manage files on remote web servers. Once you have set up WebDAV, your computer will treat your Resources section like any other folder on your local system. You will be able to drag and drop files and folders from Resources just as you would in My Computer in Windows XP or the Finder on a Mac.

Students and instructors can use WebDAV to access Resources and Drop Box with the same level of access that these roles would have through the web.

WebDAV uploads are not subject to some of the restrictions placed on web-based uploads in Isaak/Sakai.





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