Public Web Folders

All Psychology faculty, staff, and instructors can have a folder on the Department of Psychology web server that can be used to publish Department related materials such as course content.

If you need a public folder created for you, please contact the Psychology IT department.  Once your folder is created, the URL for your public folder will be in the form of:
www.psychology.iastate.edu/~netid/

Anyone who had their public web folder under the "faculty" or "grad" folders on the old web server can still use the same URLs to access their public web folder on the new server.  Typing in the old URL will cause the browser to be redirected to the new preferred URL as specified above.

If you want to create web content that is of personal or non-department related, please use the ISU public web server.  Instructions for using the ISU public web server are found here: http://www.it.iastate.edu/faq/view.php?id=149

How to access your public web folder on the Psychology web server

For all of the following instructions please note the following:

  • "NetID" is your ISU Net-ID.  This is the same as your ISU e-mail address before the @ sign.
  • "NetID Password" is your ISU Net-ID password.  This is the same password you use when you check your ISU e-mail.
  • Access to your public folder can only be done through an on-campus computer or through a computer that is connected to the ISU VPN.

From a Windows Computer:

  1. Open the "Start" menu.
  2. Click on "Run...".
  3. Type in "\\iastate.edu\psych\Web\public\NetID".
  4. Click on "OK".

If you are connecting to the web server from an IASTATE computer then your folder should open, otherwise, you may be prompted for a password.

  1. Next to "User name" type in: "iastate\NetID"
  2. Next to "Password" type in your ISU NetID password
  3. OPTIONAL: You can check "Remember my password" so that you will not be prompted for a password when you reconnect to your user folder.
    WARNING: Do not use this on a shared computer such as in a computer lab.
  4. Click on OK.

View a demonstration of the above steps (OUTDATED) (requires Flash)

From a Macintosh OS X Computer

  1. On the finder menu. Select "Go" --> "Connect to server..."
  2. Under "Server Address:" Enter: "smb://iastate.edu/psych/Web/public/NetID".
  3. Click on "Connect"
  4. In the Authentication Dialog box enter the following:
    • Workgroup/Domain: IASTATE
    • Username: NetID
    • Password: Your NetID password
    • OPTIONAL: You can check the "Add to Keychain" so that you will not be prompted for a password when you reconnect to your user folder. WARNING: Do not use this on a shared computer such as in a computer lab.
  5. Click on "OK".

Mapping your folder to a drive letter on Windows

After you have connected to your public folder using the aboveinstructions, you can map it to a drive letter so it is easier toaccess.

  1. Open your public folder using the above instructions.
  2. Click on Tools --> "Map Network Drive..."
  3. Next to "Drive:" select the drive letter you want to use. Note: Use J: to Z: to avoid problems with USB and Firewire drives not getting a drive letter when connected.
  4. Next to "Folder:" type in "\\iastate.edu\psych\Web\public\NetID".
  5. Check "Reconnect at logon" Note: If this option is not checked then the drive letter will disappear after a reboot.
  6. Click on "Finish"

View a demonstration of the above steps (OUTDATED) (requires Flash)