ACT I: Set Up Access

Methods are available that will allow you to access on campus materials from your personal laptop or home computer.

First check with the instructional support staff in your department; your department may already have a system in place for accessing files from home.

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Set up Secure Access to the UBC Network

If you are not on campus, you can use your personal laptop or home computer to access your materials on the web over a secure login via UBC’s Virtual Private Network or VPN. Instructions on how to set up the VPN on your computer and to connect to the network using VPN can be found on UBC’s Information Technology site.  You will need your Campus-Wide Login (CWL) account to set up the VPN.

Working Remotely – A Helpful Guide to Technology Services & Resources available to UBC Faculty & Staff

UBC IT has created a comprehensive webpage that explains the basics of using campus communication, conferencing and collaboration services from home, and points to resources and an easy to follow set up guide for more information.

Store Your Course Materials in WebCT Vista or on a Course Website
If you have chosen to distribute and deliver your course materials via a UBC supported service, login to your materials here:

If you are not using any of the above tools, you can store course materials on the web.  Most faculties have varying methods of providing this service, so check with your departmental instructional support staff for details on how to access departmental web space for file storage.

Upload Files to Your WebCT Vista or Connect Course

WebDAV (Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning) allows you to conveniently manage your WebCT files from your home or office computer. You will no longer need to zip, upload and unzip files within WebCT Vista or Connect. WebDAV makes it fast and simple to “drag and drop” multiple files from your computer. Step-by-step instructions on how to set up WebDAV on your computer are outlined at:

Access the Library

The UBC Library provides step-by-step instructions on how to connect to Library resources from home or another location off-campus.


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