Courseware (course file space)
This is a Notre Dame-specific service where professors can request a 1GB chunk of file storage space for use in a course during a particular semester. It will only be accessible to students enrolled in that specific course. Inside this space one can place files for students to download, and a private "dropbox" folder is created for each student, in which he or she can submit assignments. One can also create folders for project groups or make a restricted folder with instructor-only access.
Use in teaching & learning
The most common use is to distribute files, but some more advanced strategies include:
- Arrange files in folders by chapter, topic, or format
- Collect assignments in multiple dropboxes and hand back commented files
- Create a limited-access web site
The courseware service is managed by the OIT. In order to use it, the professor must first request activation. Access the courseware space via WebFile (http://webfile.nd.edu/), mounting a network drive, or using an FTP program. Folders remain active for two years.