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Accessing MyFiles with iOS [MOVED]
|Author: Matthew Henry Reference Number: AA-00492 Views: 3175 Created: 08-19-2011 09:34 pm Last Updated: 05-14-2013 10:04 am||0 Voters|
Our LETU Shared Files (which includes your MyDocuments for Faculty and Staff) infrastructure uses a technology referred to as WebDAV. Details regarding linking Windows 7 show some of the same details related here.
Many iOS applications including Keynote, Pages and Numbers all can access a WebDAV drive.
Currently, one of the most robust applications for iOS is GoodReader. Here is an example of how to use GoodReader to connect to our LETU Shared Files.
GoodReader Connect to WebDAV
After installing GoodReader and opening it, you'll notice in the right hand bottom corner an item that says Connect to Server. Find that area, expand it and click on Add
GoodReader will display a list of all the different kinds of connections it can make, you want Any WebDAV Server.
Once there, a screen will display asking you for several things:
- Readable Title: This is what you want the name of this connection to be on your device
- URL-address: Everything at LETU is under the https://myfiles.letu.edu/ URL (note, those at other LETU locations are under https://myfiles.letu.edu/fs/sites/[locationname]/ ). If you are a student it would be https://myfiles.letu.edu/students or https://myfiles.letu.edu/fs and if Faculty or Staff, https://myfiles.letu.edu/fs. There is a trick however, for example, if you are a faculty or staff, you can get directly to your MyDocuments with https://myfiles.letu.edu/fs/profiles/facultystaff/documents/[yourname]/my documents. Of course "yourname" would be your LetNet name. Notice also, that any spaces to a computer need to be replaced by "%20". Shared folders are under departments.
Once you click on "Add", your "Readable Title" will appear in your list of servers to connect to. You can press that name, and viola, you'll see your LETU documents.
What happens from you is totally your responsibility. I would encourage you to read the GoodReader tutorials as there is lots of power to this application. You can download, sync, annotate, print, and all sorts of things these files once you have the connection.