Course-based file repository information (Multidrive share)


This style of the data repository is designed to simplify the process of course related data dissemination as well as the review of student assignment results in a secure and private environment. Another advantage is that this approach keeps course related data out of a student's home directory which may not have adequate space for large course assignment results.

Student data folder automation

Student access to the course data repository as well as the existence of their personal folder is based on course enrollment and automatically updated by IT Monday-Friday (up to 1 business day delay).  There is no need for the course instructor to be concerned with adds and drops to the course.

Private directories

Each student enrolled in the course will have their own folder that can only be viewed by the student owner, course instructor, and any graders defined by the instructor.

Material folder

Each course repository will contain a 'course_material' folder that is maintainable by the instructor and readable by the course members.

Shared folder

Each course repository will contain a 'shared_folder' that allows access by all course members, instructor, and graders.


A supplied list of course 'graders' will have access to read the contents of every student folder to allow review of assignment results.

Repository size

The course instructor requests the repository size based on projected assignment results and enrollment.  This can be adjusted any time during the semester if necessary.

What to expect

The data repository will be accessible from within the Multidrive (M:\) system.


Contents of folder me1234:

sally_student (really an accountname)
joe_student  (really an accountname)

Request a course-based data repository (Multidrive share)

Requests for data repositories (course based, personal, or shared) are honored only for faculty and staff. If you are a student, please work with your adviser or supervisor to have them submit the request. If you are looking for a research or personal data repository, please refer to the support article on requesting a multidrive share

To request a course-based repository, please visit Request a Network Repository then select Request Service  Please complete the Asset Details section at the bottom.  If you are unsure about a question, please leave it blank and a member or our Storage team will work with you to complete the template.

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