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Accessing your files from offsite using NextCloud

Off the main DPTodd website click More in the menu then choose Student and find NextCloud at the bottom or click on this NextCloud 

Now log in exactly how you log into the computers when on site at DPTodd. 

This will let you access your Samba "H:/" drive from home. Login as you would at school.

Once logged you'll see 2 folders. Choose Home to access your saved work.  Find the work you want and click on it to download. This will give you a copy to work on. If you want to save changes you have to save them to your computer first.

Once you have saved them onto your computer go to NextCloud and click the + symbol and choose to Upload file.


Find your file and upload it. This is important, because just opening a file from NextCloud and making changes will not automatically cause the original to be updated. You have to upload it again.


Saving to your samba file

You must choose the samba file with your name on in, because the computer automatically defaults to documents. Under "File"  choose "Save As" and title your work leaving the type of file on the name   for example   Project 1.docX, then choose

YOUR NAME samba file so it is hilited in blue.  "Save".


Hand in and out folders

On your desktop find the 'This PC' icon.

Double click on it and find the handin and handout under 'Network locations' at the bottom of the main window.

Double click on handin and find your teachers name e.g. jjeffery

Listen carefully to your teacher's instructions about where to save and what they want you to title your files. Generally teachers will have a setup with their different classes like this:

It's also a good idea to title your files like this:

Where your name goes first and then your assignment's name. If your teachers gives you a different way, listen to them!

Be aware you cannot save directly into a handin folder. You must either:

- Drag and drop the file into the handin

- Copy and paste it in (Right click your original file and choose copy, go to the handin folder and right click on a blank area and choose paste)