What is it?
WebDrive is a university-wide solution that enables staff and students to access their home server share (H: Drive) from anywhere. It allows the user to upload and download files, rename and delete them, and download as a .zip archive (subject to constraints described below). Users may have access to one or several drives, depending on the faculty or division the user belongs to.
When would I use it?
Anytime you need access to files on your home server share and you don't have access to a university computer.
How do I access it?
WebDrive is available at http://webdrive.its.waikato.ac.nz. However, some faculties may provide a local link with additional functionality.
WebDrive can be accessed on any device with a web browser; however, usage limitations may apply on certain devices due to their restricted functionality.
Android-based devices will work with the Webdrive interface, you can download and upload files through the browser interface. For some devices, there is a compatibility issue with WebDrive. On other devices, double-clicking on a folder will not open it. You will need to use the left-hand menu to expand folders manually.
iPad devices can download files as a zip file but need to be opened with Google Drive so you need to have that installed. You can upload files from an iOS device, but items are limited by the device's file storage design.
Users of this service should note that WebDrive does not synchronize downloaded files in any way. If you download a file and make changes to it, you must upload the file again (overwriting the old version in Webdrive) in order for the changed version to be saved.
Native Apps for Android and iOS are in development. The functionality will be the same as the web page, limited by any device restrictions.
Staff and students also have access to Google Drive (previously Google Docs) an online collaborative environment where you can create documents, share them around and access them from most devices.
Department Shares / Drives
Staff can also request access (submit a UniAccess request) to their department's shared drive/s - Resource. Resources are to be used for content that needs to be accessed by more than one departmental staff member or needs to be stored as a departmental record. See more . . .
The University has provided a Self Service tool through which you can log your own support tickets (jobs). You can also search for a previously logged ticket to check its status. For urgent jobs you can phone the ITS Service Desk: ext 4008 (838 4008) for support.