I posted this to my course blog for 001, then thought it might be useful for you guys, too. Enjoy!
To access your Zoo space (that’s the storage space you have reserved for you on UVM’s computer network), you can either use a University computer (they should all have an icon that will let you pull up your Zoo space), or you can use your own computer. If you’re using your own computer, you’ll want to use a program to place and retrieve your files.
Head to https://www.uvm.edu/software/, and put in your UVM netted and password. Then you’ll be taken to the Software Download Archive. Choose your operating system (Mac, Windows, or Linux). All of the software that you’ll be shown is free to UVM people. You could download all of it, if you wanted to. For our purposes, we’re going to focus on a good SFTP client (the technical name for the type of program you’ll need).
If you’re on a Mac, scroll down to a program called Fetch and download it. Be sure to follow the instructions above the download button, because you’ll need to access and input a serial number to make Fetch work on your Mac.
If you’re on a Windows machine, scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and download WinSCP.
If you’re on a Linux machine, UVM doesn’t care about you. But you’re probably computer savvy enough to find your own SFTP app.
Once you’ve downloaded your program and started it, you’ll need to tell your new program where you want to connect. This information is what Fetch needs (WinSCP should be largely the same — the information doesn’t change, just where you put it, and what the terms are the program uses in asking for the information):
- Hostname: [netid]@zoo.uvm.edu
- Username: your UVM netid
- Password: your UVM password
(Replace the [netid] with your netid, no brackets. So, when I log on to my Zoo space, I tell Fetch or WinSCP to connect to email@example.com, because “reparent” is my netted.
Once you’ve connected to Zoo, you’ll see a folder called “public_html.” This folder contains stuff you want to make public. Right now it should be empty. But if you want to put something there for people to be able to see and/or download, that’s your call. Anything in your public_html folder will be accessible at: http://www.uvm.edu/~yournetid.
Hope that helps. If you have any questions or problems accessing your Zoo space, let me know.