UW-W Online File Storage Information

Student Options | Faculty/Staff Options | Course Related

File Storage

Students are encouraged to purchase and use portable USB drives for storing course-related documents and personal files. Students also may have online class storage allotted to them by individual instructors, when it is needed for specific coursework. In addition, beginning Fall 2010, students may use a personal UW-Whitewater account on Google Docs, as an option for online document storage. Simply use your UW-Whitewater Net-ID and password to access the free, online account at the UW-W Google Apps Web site. In addition to file storage, Google Docs allows file sharing and collaborative, real-time editing among multiple users. Get more information about using the Google account.

Personal Web sites - students.uww.edu | Account Request

UW-Whitewater students who are interested in creating a personal Web site can obtain a UW-Whitewater Web publishing account for this purpose

Access to Web Storage - stustorage.uww.edu

UW-Whitewater students can access Web storage and publish Web content using the stustorage.uww.edu server.

Understanding UW-W Campus File Storage

(For students)

Personal Files for Students - Understanding UW-W Campus File Storage
GOOGLE DOCS LAB COMPUTERS WEB SPACE

Get started with Google Docs.

UW-W online storage location for student files.

Accessible from ANYWHERE on- or off-campus. You can log-in with your Net-ID, and upload / download files, create and edit files online, and share files and folders with others.

We have screencasts (short, online videos) that you can watch to learn how to use Google Docs.

When you work in the lab, you COULD save your files to My Docs or to the Desktop, but these files will ONLY be accessible on this one workstation, and will be DELETED AFTER 48 HOURS.

REMEMBER to upload them to Google Docs or save to your personal USB drive BEFORE you log out of the lab workstation.

If you'd like to publish your own Web site or post files in a way that makes them available to anyone, you can request public web space for your publicly available files (up to 500 MB).


Faculty and Staff Options

File Storage - Account Request

Web Sites - facstaff.uww.edu | Account Request

The facstaff.uww.edu Web server is the home of Internet publishing for faculty and staff members at UW-Whitewater. All faculty and staff who are interested can obtain a Web site on this server. This Web site can be used for a personal homepage, Web-based instructional documents and applications, or topics of special interest such as those related to a professional organization.

Access to Web Storage - webbe.uww.edu

UW-Whitewater faculty and staff can access Web storage and publish Web content using the webbe.uww.edu server. All UW-Whitewater faculty and staff who are interested can obtain a Web Storage account.

Understanding UW-W Campus File Storage

(For faculty & staff)

Personal Files for Faculty & Staff - Understanding UW-W Campus File Storage
YOUR C: DRIVE NETWORK DRIVES WEB SPACE GOOGLE DOCS

While convenient, and necessary when you are off-campus, the local hard-drive on your computer, drive C:, may not be the preferred place to store your files.

In case your hard drive fails or gets damaged (dropped laptop, spilled coffee, and so on), your important files and information stored on the C: drive could become irretrievably lost.

When you save files to your G: drive (or My Documents folder), the files are saved to a network drive - it's securely backed up, and accessible from anywhere: classrooms, labs, and even from computers off-campus (with your Net-ID). You may have other network drives: the H: drive for your department's files, and the T: drive for your project and group files.

To set up network storage on your university owned Mac, follow these instructions.

If you would like to publish a Web site, or publish files where they are accessible to anyone, your web space comes in handy.

You can use up to 500 MB of public server space for your website (or other publicly available files).

If creating a webpage from scratch is not your thing, consider a blog instead: it's easy to create, edit, and maintain, at blogs.uww.edu.

Get started with Google Docs.

This is UW-W's online storage location for student files, but it can be used by all faculty and staff.

Accessible from ANYWHERE on- or off-campus. You can log-in with your Net-ID, and upload / download files, create and edit files online, and share files and folders with others.

We have short online videos you can watch to learn how to use Google Docs.

Collaborative Space for Instruction

Beginning fall 2010, all students, faculty and staff have access to a personal UW-Whitewater account on Google as an option for online document storage and collaborative space. Use your UW-Whitewater Net-ID and password to access the online account at: http://docs.google.com/a/uww.edu. Get more information about using the Google account.

Storage for Instruction (STORI): stori.uww.edu

The STORI Web space is especially designed for instructional activities and projects that need a large amount of disk space, but on a temporary basis. By special arrangement with the Learning Technology Center, a large chunk of space [10GB and above] can be allocated to individual projects. Such space can also be password protected for special student or faculty access. However, such space should be only used for the duration of a project or a course.

Class Storage (Storage by Course)

Class Storage can be setup at the request of a faculty member for their class. This storage is a "work space" for students in a particular course to save files and documents related to the class. The faculty will have access to these files in order to monitor or grade the work being done. Additionally, students may be given access to view other students' files in this workspace for the purpose of collaboration or peer evaluation. Contact the Learning Technology Center at ltc@uww.edu to request setup for class storage.

Understanding Where Course-Related Files are Stored

(For instructors and students)

Personal Files for Faculty & Staff - Understanding UW-W Campus File Storage
D2L STORI CLASS STORAGE CLASSROOM WORKSTATIONS

Files directly related to a specific course (e.g., instructor's handouts), or files uploaded by students (e.g., course assignments) can be stored within D2L during the semester when the course is in session.

A service that accommodates instructors' special large disk space needs on a temporary basis (one or two semesters).

The space is ideal for storing video clips or other large documents for special projects.

Accounts may be password protected to provide limited access to students or other users. Instructors who need an account, should contact the LTC.

Setup at instructor's request for their specific course, this is a work space for students' course-related files which need to be accessed by the instructor (e.g., for grading), or shared among students (e.g., for collaboration).

Instructors who need an account, should contact the LTC.

By default, and without a log-in, workstations in classrooms save files to the S: drive.

Meant as a convenient space for temporary storage of files that need to be displayed during class, the S: drive is accessible to anyone with access to the classroom. S: drive content is not accessible remotely.

Logging in with Net-ID allows instructors access to personal files on their network drives.


For assistance with Online Storage Options, contact the Helpdesk: 262.472.4357 or