What it does

WebDAV allows you to easily transfer files and folders from your local computer to your Resources folder in My Workspace, a course site, or a project 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 information about WebDAV, including technical specifications and major features, see the WebDAV FAQ.

Key concepts

Setup options: For Windows 7 and Vista, it is recommended that you download AnyClient for WebDAV connections. On a Windows XP computer, you can make WebDAV connections through My Network Places. Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and newer supports secure WebDAV connections in the Finder. If you use Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) or earlier, download Goliath to use WebDAV.

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