NextCloud Basics For College of Education Faculty and Staff

July 18, 2017 by Nia Ordinario

A guide to get you started with NextCloud and is intended for College (COE) faculty and staff.

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Introduction

NextCloud is a simple tool for syncing your files to the College of Education (COE) secure cloud-based file storage system. On your COE computer or device, you will have access to our secure COE NextCloud server using the NextCloud sync client, web browser or mobile app.

Why use NextCloud?

NextCloud is the COE supported method to safely store, backup and share files – especially those containing sensitive data such as personally identifiable information (PII).

Before you get started

In order to set up your COE computer to NextCloud, make sure that your computer is encrypted. If you aren’t sure, you can check with COE tech support located in Wist Hall 134. Please note that if your computer is not encrypted, the encryption process may take as long as a few days depending on your hard drive. Once encrypted, COE tech support can install your NextCloud client.

On your Computer using the NextCloud Client

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With your NextCloud Client, you can: NEED TO CHANGE ALL 3 LINKS

Donʻt want all of your NextCloud files on your computer (local drive)? You can selectively choose what you want to sync on your local hard drive.NEED TO CHANGE

Through the Web browser

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With the Web browser version of NextCloud you can:NEED TO CHANGE

Mobile app

With the NextCloud mobile app, you can:

  • Have secure access to your NextCloud files
  • View your files without downloading
  • Take your files with you on the go

You will need to install and setup the NextCloud mobile app ($0.99 for both Android and iOS versions) before you can view your files. We recommend setting an appointment with appointment COE tech support to make sure you successfully install the NextCloud mobile app and securely access your NextCloud files.

Still have questions? Inquire through the contact page and let us know how we can help with your online instruction.