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[https://classes.winona.edu/ Class Storage description, request form and policies]
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==About this article==
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This article includes a general description of a "class store" [[network]] storage space, instructions for faculty on how to request one, instructions for faculty and students on how to access these storage spaces, and an overview of their major features, functions, and academic applications. This article is intended for '''instructors''' and '''students'''.
  
'''Class storage''' is available to help facilitate the [[e-Warrior: Digital Life & Learning Program]] by providing space for faculty and students to exchange and collaborate on files as efficiently as possible. Class storage is intended to supplement our [[Online learning software]] by offering a per-semester storage solution that is capable of distributing and collecting large files and allows multiple users to collaborate on data in real-time.  
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==What's a Class Store?==
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An instructor can request that a network storage directory or folder be created for the duration of a course that is only accessible to the instructor and students of that course. Each students has a personal subfolder and there is a shared folder that everyone can use. These files are also accessible via web browser by account owner and secure web browser.
  
These files are also accessible via web browser by account owner and secure web browser.
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*[http://www.winona.edu/wsuonline/172.asp Class Store description and policies]
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*[https://w3.winona.edu/ClassStorage/ClassStorage/StorageRequests Request a class store]
  
== Location ==
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==Accessing a class store==
Class storage is located on a [[network]] share found on your computer as follows:
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Class storage is located on a local network file server. You connect to it as you would your R (personal) or S (department) directories:
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*On a PC, the will be listed automatically as your T directory or '''ClassStorage(\\winona.edu\dfs\Community)((T:)'''. When you are off campus, you will need a [[VPN]] connection and will need to Click to Map Drives in order to see it on your list in File Explorer.
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*On a Mac, select the Go menu of the Finder. Then select Conenct to Server. Search for '''smb://files.winona.edu/classes'''
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*Each class store will be named according to the year/term and the 6 digit MNSCU ID of that course. Each course will have a 1 GB storage limit. Access to each course will be determined by the class roster.
  
::*On a PC they are found on the T drive = "\\winona.edu\dfs\Community\ClassStorage"
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==Mapping Network Drives==
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Please refer to [http://learn.winona.edu/VPN#Map_Network_Drives Mapping Network Drives] when connecting to storage.
  
::*On a Mac they are found through the Finder under the menu: '''Go->Connect to Server'''. In the dialog box look for "smb://store.winona.edu/classes/" 
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==Class store is temporary==
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Your class store will be disabled at the end of the semester. Don't forget to save anything you need from class store to another location.
  
Each course directory will be named according to the year/term and the 6 digit MNSCU ID of that course. Each course will have a 1 GB Storage Quota Limit. Access to each course will be determined by the class roster.
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==Related articles==
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*[[Preparing for the first week of class]]
  
== Requesting Storage ==
 
Class storage may be requested by Faculty or Staff teaching a course as that course becomes available within the [[MNSCU]] tracking system.  Faculty members will need to know the year/term of the course along with the department and the 6 digit MNSCU course ID for that course in the given year / term.
 
  
To request class storage, just go to https://mywsu.winona.edu/it/classstorage/Pages/pub/Menu.aspx
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[[Category:Network]][[Category:Faculty]][[Category:Staff]][[Category:Course Preparation]]
 
 
Upon completion of the course request form,  Class storage will be created within 1 business day.
 
 
 
== Accessing the Class Store off Campus ==
 
In order to access the Class Store when off campus, you must first connect to the WSU network by using the [[VPN]] client included on your laptop.
 
 
 
== Back-Up Class Storage Files==
 
Class storage is per-semester storage solutions, so prior to the end of each semester, faculty and students must save the necessary files from class storage to their individual network storage, locally to their computer, or to an external device. Drag and drop the individual files or the folder to a location with sufficient storage space.
 
 
 
== Video Instructions ==
 
*[http://edutech.tlt.winona.edu/wikis/TLTPedia/images/MappingCStorageCopying.mp4 PC: Map drives, access class storage, and copy files to your laptop]
 
*[http://edutech.tlt.winona.edu/wikis/TLTPedia/images/MacClassStorageCopyingFiles.mp4 Mac: Access class storage and copy files to your laptop]
 
 
 
 
 
[[Category:Network]][[Category:Faculty]][[Category:Staff]][[Category:Course Preparation]][[Category:Check Links]]
 
 
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Latest revision as of 13:02, 22 August 2016

About this article

This article includes a general description of a "class store" network storage space, instructions for faculty on how to request one, instructions for faculty and students on how to access these storage spaces, and an overview of their major features, functions, and academic applications. This article is intended for instructors and students.

What's a Class Store?

An instructor can request that a network storage directory or folder be created for the duration of a course that is only accessible to the instructor and students of that course. Each students has a personal subfolder and there is a shared folder that everyone can use. These files are also accessible via web browser by account owner and secure web browser.

Accessing a class store

Class storage is located on a local network file server. You connect to it as you would your R (personal) or S (department) directories:

  • On a PC, the will be listed automatically as your T directory or ClassStorage(\\winona.edu\dfs\Community)((T:). When you are off campus, you will need a VPN connection and will need to Click to Map Drives in order to see it on your list in File Explorer.
  • On a Mac, select the Go menu of the Finder. Then select Conenct to Server. Search for smb://files.winona.edu/classes
  • Each class store will be named according to the year/term and the 6 digit MNSCU ID of that course. Each course will have a 1 GB storage limit. Access to each course will be determined by the class roster.

Mapping Network Drives

Please refer to Mapping Network Drives when connecting to storage.

Class store is temporary

Your class store will be disabled at the end of the semester. Don't forget to save anything you need from class store to another location.

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