Starting with Sakai 10, users can upload multiple files and, in some cases, entire folders directly to their site's Resources tool from their computer without installing special software.

In Resources, click Add > Upload Files to the right of the folder you want to add files to. In the next screen, drag and drop the files you want from your computer into the space labeled with "Drop Files". You can also click on that space to bring up a File Browser and select the desired files that way. Click Continue to finalize the upload.

For more information and screenshots on how drag & drop works, please see Longsight's Documentation on the Resources tool.

In some browsers, it is also possible to upload folders and subfolders using this method. When a folder is dragged into the "Drop Files" area, the files it and any subfolders contain will display as individual files to be uploaded. Once the upload completes, a folder matching the name of the folder on your computer will automatically be created in Resources to contain your files. Any subfolders will also be automatically created.

If you get an error during folder upload, it might not be supported by your browser. You can get around this by creating the folders yourself and uploading the files into them. Alternatively, you might find it more convenient to upload the folder as a .ZIP file and expand it into folders.

Multiple files can also be uploaded and downloaded using the software described below.

Move multiple files using Cyberduck

These instructions explain how to install a program that will allow you to move multiple files and whole folders between your computer and a particular Sakai site's Resources tool. This involves using a protocol called WebDAV, and a client program you install first, called Cyberduck.

Windows Installation of Cyberduck

Mac OSX Installation of Cyberduck

Using Cyberduck

Installing Cyberduck for Windows XP/Vista/7

Follow this process to download, install, and configure Cyberduck, a free WebDAV client.

  • After opening the file, "Run" the Cyberduck installer and complete the setup wizard written below.
    • Install --> Yes --> Close

Setting up Cyberduck to Connect to the Resources for a Particular Sakai Site

This setup procedure needs to be done once for each site before you can use Cyberduck/WebDAV to transfer files to and from that particular site. Note: There must be at least one object (a file, a folder etc.) in the site Resources area before you begin the setup procedure. 

1. After selecting your the Sakai site you would like to transfer file to or from, click the Resources tab on the left side of the page.

2. At the top of the page, below "My Workspace: Resources", click on the tab entitled "Upload-Download Multiple Resources".

3. Follow instructions of Step 1 only, i.e. "Step 1 - Select the following URL and copy it to your clip board: " 

  • To copy highlight the URL and press "Ctrl C" / right click to selet "Copy" / Edit -> Copy

4. Open the Cyberduck application from the Windows Start menu.

5. Click the Open Connection button in the top left corner.

6. Now, click the Server dialog box and paste in the URL from step 3 above. The drop-down option at the top of the window should     automatically change to WebDav (HTTP/SSL).

  • To paste press "Ctrl V" / right click to selet "Paste" / Edit -> Paste

7. Make sure "Anonymous Login" is not selected.

 
8. Type in your Sakai username and password and click Connect.
signin
 
9. Now you should be able to see all the files and folders you have in that Resources folder.

10. To save this connection for future use, click the Bookmark button in the upper left section of the page. 

bookmark

  • Then click the add button (the plus sign) in the bottom left corner of the window. 

add

11. This connection should now appear in your list of Cyberduck "bookmarks". Click the Nickname dialog box and give this connection a meaningful name (e.g., History 101 Resources). 

create bookmark

12. To repeat with another set of resourses, close the smaller window, select the another sakai site, and repeat steps 1-11.

  • You've now completed the installation and setup process for Windows. Jump ahead to Using Cyberduck.
     

Installing Cyberduck for Mac (OS 10.5 - 10.6)

Follow this process to download, install, and configure Cyberduck, a free WebDAV client.

  • After opening the file it should either open in Finder or be displayed in the dashboard. 
    • If not in your dashboard, feel free to move the file from Finder to the dashboard where an icon similar to the one above should appear.

Setting up Cyberduck to Connect to the Resources for a Particular Sakai Site

This setup procedure needs to be done once for each site before you can use Cyberduck/WebDAV to transfer files to and from that particular site. Note: There must be at least one object (a file, a folder etc.) in the course or project site Resources area before you begin the setup procedure.

1. After selecting your the Sakai site you would like to transfer file to or from, click the Resources tab on the left side of the page

2. At the top of the page, below "My Workspace: Resources", click on the tab entitled "Upload-Download Multiple Resources"

3. Follow instructions of Step 1 only, i.e. "Step 1 - Select the following URL and copy it to your clip board: " 

  • To copy highlight the URL and press "command C" / right click to selet "Copy" / Edit -> Copy

4. Open the Cyberduck application from the Windows Start menu.

5. Click the Open Connection button in the top left corner.

6. Now, click the Server dialog box and paste in the URL from step 3 above. The drop-down option at the top of the window should     automatically change to WebDav (HTTP/SSL).

  • To paste press "command V" / right click to selet "Paste" / Edit -> Paste

7. Make sure "Anonymous Login" is not selected.

8. Type in your Sakai username and password and click Connect.

9. Now you should be able to see all the files and folders you have in that Resources folder.

10. To save this connection for future use, click the Bookmark button in the upper left section of the page.

Then click the add button (the plus sign) in the bottom left corner of the window.

 

11. This connection should now appear in your list of Cyberduck "bookmarks". Click the Nickname dialog box and give this connection a meaningful name (e.g., Anthropology 210 Resources).

12. To repeat with another set of resourses, close the smaller window, select the another sakai site, and repeat steps 1-11.

  • You've completed the installation and setup process. See next section for how to use Cyberduck.

Using Cyberduck

1. Open Cyberduck by clicking (Mac) on the icon in the dock or in the Applications folder, or (Windows) selecting it from the Start menu.

2. Open a bookmark of a previously saved connection by going to Bookmarks (step10 above) and double clicking on the connection name, or select Open Connection and create a new connection.

  • If you do the latter, you maybe asked to put in your usename and password.

3. You will now see a window on your screen that represents the resources that are in your Sakai site. Simply drag and drop between this window and other windows on your computer to transfer files to and from your Sakai site's Resources folder.