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Sakai 2.7 WebDAV tool: Help Contents

What it does

WebDAV allows you to easily transfer files and folders from your local computer to your Resources or Drop Box folder in My Workspace or in a site. 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 or Computer in Windows, or the Finder on a Mac.

For more about WebDAV, including technical specifications and major features, see the WebDAV FAQ.

Key concepts

Setup options: For Windows, you can download AnyClient for WebDAV connections, or set up a connection using the native Windows WebDAV support. For Mac OS X, you can use Cyberduck. Depending on your specific operating system version, you may find one method performs better than another.

Things to consider

  • There must be at least one object (i.e., file or folder) in your Resources section before you set up WebDAV.

  • If you are using WebDAV in Windows and have mapped a drive to the application via Network Places, you cannot delete a file by dragging it from the Network Places window to the Recycle Bin. Instead, select the file and click Delete.

  • WebDAV will require you to enter the siteID for each site you wish to access. The siteID is a unique identifier for each worksite. To find the siteID, in the worksite's menubar, click Resources. Click Upload-Download Multiple Resources. Your site ID should appear near the top of the page. Alternatively, see Determining your site's siteID.
Last modified on March 19, 2015.