Piratedrive App – User-Friendly Mapping

ITCS launched the Piratedrive app for Pirate Port back in November to rave reviews.

As with any technology, user feedback drives the updates. Pirate Port is no exception –  due to YOUR feedback, the Pirate Port team has tweaked the user interface to reflect your ideas on the easiest way to map to a Piratedrive folder.

Let’s take a look…

A Refresher

After logging in to http://pirateport.ecu.edu, click the “My Apps” button (top of the screen) and then click the Piratedrive icon to open the interface.  The Pirate Port app opens in its own window.

Piratedrive Tools

Piratedrive Tools

One click opens a folder.  Click an individual file, and it copies to the download folder on your device.  Check multiple files or a folder, and click the download button for a zipped file.

Uploading files and creating new folders is a breeze.  Expand the appropriate folder, then click either the Create Folder or Upload tool button and follow the dialog boxes.

To close the app and return to your Pirate Port page, click the three-bar icon at the top of the screen and choose, Exit App.

Exit Piratedrive

Exit Piratedrive

 

 

 

 

 

And Here’s What Changed

The Configuration tool button allows you to create a link (also called mapping a drive) to any department folders to which you already have access.

Tool Buttons

Tool Buttons

 

 

 

 

Here’s how it works:

  1. Know the link to your folder. Example: http://piratedrive/itcs/AcademicFolders/
  2. Click the Configuration tool button
  3. Type the path of the new folder. Note that the http://PirateDrive/ part of the link is already typed for you. Type a forward slash “/” and the rest of the folder path in the text box.
  4. Click the Add button
Type the Link

Type the Link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And that’s it to creating a link (mapping) to a Piratedrive folder.

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Piratedrive EVERYWHERE!

Pirate Port’s newest app now released for faculty/staff

The newest feature in ECU’s OneStop upgrade, Pirate Port, is the Piratedrive app.  The Piratedrive app allows you to maintain both your personal folders and any department folders to which you have access. 

Available on campus or off campus through Pirate Port (no virtual private network required), this interface allows you to upload and download files, create new folders and link (also called, map) to department folders.

Let’s take a look…

Use the Tools

After logging in to http://pirateport.ecu.edu, click the “My Apps” button (top of the screen) and then click the Piratedrive icon to open the interface.  Pirate Port apps open in a full window. 

Piratedrive Tools

One click opens a folder.  Click an individual file, and it copies to the download folder on your device.  Check multiple files or a folder, and click the download button for a zipped file.

Uploading files and creating new folders is a breeze.  Expand the appropriate folder, then click either the Create Folder or Upload tool button and follow the dialog boxes.

Map to Another Piratedrive Folder

The Configuration tool button allows you to create a link (also called mapping a drive) to any department folders to which you already have access.  Here’s how it works:

  1. Click the Configuration tool button
  2. Type the path of the new folder – notice the slashes lean to the left and the first part, \\Piratedrive\, is already added for you. 
    Example: \\PirateDrive\itcs\academicTechnologies\team-Communications
  3. Click the Add button

Map a drive

 

 

 

 

 

 

Close the App

To close the app and return to your Pirate Port page, click the three-bar icon at the top of the screen and choose, Exit App.

Exit Piratedrive app

 

 

 

 

Log in or View the Demo

Newly released for ECU faculty and staff, the Piratedrive app is one simple, convenient way to access ECU files securely from just about anywhere!

Log in to view your page at http://pirateport.ecu.edu.  To view a demonstration video of Pirate Port’s features and the Piratedrive app, visit http://winmedia.ecu.edu/itcs-learningcenter/PiratePortPiratedrive/PiratePortPiratedrive.html

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Two Ways for a Sneak Peek

Student Pilot – Spring 2013

Spring semester marks the pilot phase for students, with full implementation scheduled during Fall 2013. During the pilot, students should log in, play around with the apps and widgets and customization features.

New features will be discussed here as they become available.

Faculty | Staff Implementation – TBA

The faculty and staff phase of the Pirate Port project will soon gear up with a schedule to be announced.

At this time, staff only see a few working public widgets/apps when they log in. For example, the Banner Self-Help widget is not yet active, but check back periodically and be on the lookout for announcements concerning the faculty/staff timeline.

So, go ahead–dive in! http://pirateport.ecu.edu

Or, if you prefer, dip a toe into the water by viewing the introduction video.

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