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NextCloud - Cloud Storage and Collaboration

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What is Nextcloud?

  • Provides 30 GB of storage for your data files, similar to Google Drive, Dropbox or OneDrive
  • Ability to view and edit common document files in your browser
  • You can share files and documents with others outside of the University
  • Ability to work on documents concurrently with another person
  • Assurance that your files are stored at The University of Winnipeg, not off campus or out of the country

What do I need to get started?

All you need is a UWinnipeg network account to get access your 30 GB of storage on Nextcloud. Your network ID and password are the same that you use to log on to your UWinnipeg computer while on campus.

Simply login to Nextcloud using a web browser and visit: https://uwcloud.uwinnipeg.ca/login

How to Share a File (generate a link)

To share a file, you need to:

  1. Login to Nextcloud
  2. Select an existing file or upload a file
  3. Click on the ‘Share’ icon
  4. Click the ‘Share link’ selection box
  5. Select the sharing options that you like
  6. Send the user the ‘Share link’ (select the 'Copy Link' icon)

There are a total of five options that can be placed on this shared file:

  1. Read Only
  2. Allow upload and editing
  3. File drop (upload only)
  4. Password protect
  5. Set an expiration date

For detailed information, a user manual is available

Nextcloud Online User Manual