College Services

Orion: Campus Network Folders for Faculty 

In addition to the sharing tools provided in GoStudio, each faculty member is provided  a network folder on the academic network to share information — especially where digital files may be so large that GoStudio can’t easily be used.

Orion benefits:

  • 10 GB of Temporary Storage for each faculty member, available from both Macintosh & Windows systems.
  • Inside of your Faculty Folder, you can create other folders to share example files and assignment resources.
    • Students can see and download files faculty members place in these folders.
  • If you need to collect work from students (and would prefer not to do that through GoStudio), we will create a single Drop Folder inside of your Faculty Folder upon request.
    • Students will be able to drop files into to this folder, but cannot open the folder.
  • We can also create one Private folder (no student access) inside of your faculty folder, upon request.

Keep in mind:

  • These folders are available from college-owned computers connected to the wired campus network. They are not currently available from the wireless network.
  • Faculty members cannot change folder permissions. (This allows the system to work for both Macintosh and Windows systems seamlessly.)
  • Faculty members can create Read-only folders to share files with students; we can configure one write-only (drop folder) and one no-student-access (private) folder inside of your faculty folder upon request.
  • Orion should be used as Temporary Storage. It should be emptied at the end of each academic year. Get in the habit of clearing out unneeded files on a regular basis, moving files you want to keep to local hard drives.

Using Orion

  • Your entire folder is Read-Only for students. Students can view and copy files from these folders, but cannot save or copy items into this folder.
    • All folders you create will be read-only for your students. Create as many folders as needed to provide resources for individual classes, groups, or projects.
    • Please do not create folders displaying the names of students enrolled in your classes.
  • Each faculty member may request only one Drop Folder.
    • Please teach students the importance of carefully naming files and folders so you can identify and organize student work (and help them develop a necessary skill).

For more detailed instructions, download the Orion-Faculty-Folders.pdf (225K).

Connect from a Windows system

Windows systems in the classrooms automatically connect to the Orion Faculty Folders with Student permissions.

It is mounted as the G: drive. Students can open the G: drive, find their faculty member’s folder, and access the information faculty members provide.

Orion Faculty Folders on Windows
Faculty Access from a Windows system
In order to access your folder as the owner, you will need to:

  1. Log Off as the current user. Go to the Start Menu and choose Log Off
  2. Log in using your account info as shown here — you must enter ccad\ before your username
        User name: ccad\username
        Password: your email password
  3. Open the G: drive (Double-click the Computer icon on the desktop) Open G: to display the contents of your folder, and you can make any changes you’d like.
  4. When finished making changes, Restart the computer! Otherwise anyone using this system will be accessing your folder with your permissions.
    In addition, your login may not have the correct privileges to use the software for a particular class, such a Maya, Toonboom, or other specialized tools. Restarting the system will automatically log in as the correct classroom user, with the correct permissions.

Connect from a Macintosh workstation

  1. At the desktop, choose Connect to Server… from the Go menu
    Connect to Server - orion
  2. Enter orion and click Connect
    Orion - Macintosh Login Window
  3. Use the same username and password you use for GoStudio Faculty Folders - Macintosh

The Faculty volume will mount on the desktop. (Be patient — it may take 15-20 seconds to authenticate your access and mount the volume on the desktop.)

  • When you open the volume, faculty folders are displayed. Notice that folders are named with each individual’s username, which makes a difference when you look for anyone’s folder in the list.
  • For example, Edward Weston would be eweston and would follow Alice Schille (aschille) but precede Georgia O’Keefe (go’keefe)

For more information, please contact Information Technology.


Information Technology Contact: 614.222.6174

July 27, 2011