In addition to the “home” directory (H: for staff and I: for students), there are other directories for instructors and students to store files related to their respective courses.
The “Courses” directory structure provides a secure area for students to save their coursework files on the Moraine Park network. Using Windows Explorer, open the O:\ drive (Studentfs1). Under the O:\ drive letter, there is a folder labeled “Courses”, and below that, subdirectories for each course. **NOTE: Course directories are created automatically each semester for every course Moraine Park offers. They are deleted 18 months after the completion of the course.
Each course directory is formatted as:
Course name_6-digit term_first three digits of the course number_CRN (i.e. Courses\Advanced Microsoft Word_201030-106-31958)
The four main types of subdirectories under each Course Directory are as follows:
- Student Name (network Login ID format): The instructor and the individual student have full access to this directory. Students will only see their own directory – not the other students’ directories. **NOTE: Do not rename the student directories. If renamed, the directories will be recreated with the original format and multiple directories for that student will exist.
- Instructor: This is designated for files needed by the students for instructional purposes. Students have “read only” access to this directory. Instructors have full access. **NOTE: This directory should be used sparingly. If you have instructional files that are needed for multiple classes, it is recommended that you use the “Instructional Files” directory. If you need a directory created, please call the Technology Help Line (x: 4357) with a request and give them the program code for which you teach.
- Instructor Name: The name of this directory is in the network Login ID format, and that person is the only one with access to this directory. If there are multiple instructors for a course, each instructor will have his/her own directory. You may store confidential files here, as students and other instructors cannot see them.
- Shared: All class members and the instructor have equal access to documents in this directory. They can all add/delete/change, etc. This is for files needed for group projects or any files needed to be shared by all students in the course.
Instructional Files Directory
The “Instructional Files” directory structure provides a secure area for instructors to store coursework files on the Moraine Park network, needed by students. Using Windows Explorer, open the O:\ drive (Studentfs1). Under the O:\ drive letter, there is a directory labeled “Instructional Files” and below that, subdirectories for each program area.
Files under the “Instructional Files” directory:
- Are never deleted, except by the instructor(s)
- Are meant to be used for storage of files that are shared by multiple courses
- Are created by request only, and are named by a course area vs. a specific class section (i.e. 103, 204, 806)
- Can be accessed only by appropriate instructors and students who are enrolled in the specified course area
- Instructors have full access to the files; students have read-only access
If you need an “Instructional Files” directory created, please call the Technology Help Line (x: 4357) with a request and give them the course area code for which you teach (i.e. 103, 204, 806).