Accessing the Education Web Server

The University of Victoria provides limited webspace for students, faculty and staff with a NetlinkID account. For quick help on connecting to the central webserver or more information about this service, see the UVic Helpdesk website.

Update: The Faculty of Education's optional webspace for Faculty, instructors and special projects (including research projects, centres, student associations and special events) is being decommissioned.  Websites will be transferred to the central UVic webserver or other location (of the website owner's choice.) For information about or help with migrating from the Education webserver, please contact us. For instructions on how to connect to the Education webserver, click on the tabs below.

Our staff are available to provide assistance and training for everything from simple "How do I..." questions to broader planning for special projects by students, instructors and researchers.

If you need more help or have questions, please contact us or check out our Technical support page.

In order to connect to the Education webserver from off campus, you first need to make with a secure “VPN connection”. For information on how to download, install and connect UVic's VPN software, go to the UVic Computer Helpdesk VPN site.

Once you’ve established a secure VPN connection, follow the instructions to map a network drive for Mac or Windows on the adjacent tabs.

1. Under the pull-down “Go” menu, select “Connect to Server...”
Connect to Server2. Enter the Server Address: cifs:// ... and click the “Connect” button.
Connect to Server3. Login (if asked):
  • Name: NetlinkID
  • Password: your NetlinkID password
Connect to Server4. The network drive "web" should appear on your desktop. If it doesn't, open a new finder window to see the network drive.
Connect to Server1. Right click on “My Computer” and select “Map Network Drive...”
Connect to Server2. In the “Map Network Drive” window set these options:
  • Drive: (Choose any drive letter, e.g. W:)
  • Folder: \\\web
Connect to Server3. Login (if asked):
  • Name: uvic\NetlinkID
  • Password: your NetlinkID password
  • * Don't forget to uncheck the "Reconnect at logon" checkbox... or your computer will try to reconnect every time you login (which will fail if you're off campus because you won't have a secure VPN connection.)
4. If a window with the network drive doesn’t auto-open, open “My Computer” and you should see the network drive listed; double-click to open it.