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Class Server

Class Server

Your class may make use of a class server for handouts and turning in assignments. Your instructor will notify you if your class uses one. You will log in to any class servers with your MCAD Login credentials.

To access your Class Server folder at MCAD:

  • From the Finder, pull down Go > Connect to Server. The Connect to Server window appears. Enter the following settings:
  • In the Server Address field, enter ''
  • Click "Connect" in the lower right corner of the window.
  • Sign in with your MCAD Login - make sure you use your short username / password combo (e.g. rmoranis / <password>).
  • The volume will now appear on the desktop, named Class Server Share.
  • Select from the folder hierarchy to find your class. Class folders are named by course code and class name. You will see all classes listed, but you will only have access to the classes in which you are enrolled.

To access your Class Server folder off campus:

You do not have to use an OSX SFTP client to access academic servers from off-campus.  The ultra-friendly “Go > Connect to Server” window option in the Finder will work just fine. 

Inside your Class server, you'll see several folders:

  • Class Resources, where the instructor can place files for students to access. Students have read-only access to any files in this folder (can not remove, alter, or delete files inside).
  • Drop Box, where students can drop off files to hand in. Students can only write stuff here, but not see what's inside. The instructor can see the contents and clean/move/delete as needed.
  • Playground, where anything goes. The instructor or any student in the class can create/add/delete files in this folder.
  • Private, only the faculty member teaching this class will have access to the folder contents.
  • public_html, where files placed within are available online in a web browser from<coursenumber>
  • i.e. If I am taking Intro to Film (course number "film200001") and I place a file named "" in my Class server public_html folder, I could access it and share it by visiting


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