CCEM FTP Page

Schools involved in the CCEM project are requested to follow one of these two option for the transfer of their files to this site by 15 November 2000.

Option One - FTP

File transfer using your internet connection is the preferred method as it allows the lead teacher or Board tech to control directly the location and transfer of your files.

To accomplish this you need access to an FTP program such as Fetch (MACs) or WS_FTP (WINs). The WS_FTP was provided as a sample download from the web on the support CD that will work on Win OS Version 1/ 95 onwards. Fetch is a plug in on your MAC browser so was not added to the support CD as all users have it included already.

As such, the demo will use the WS_FTP LE as the sample instructions.

Step One

If you have already copied the whole site, as was originally provided on the LRT CCEM Support CD, then you can just copy  the student's work directly into the same nations folders according to what the student did. If you did not, then copy your nations folder with all its sub folders and provided files onto your hard drive first into a directory called CCEM.

Once these files have been copied from the CD, copy each student's work from their disk or working medium ( network drive) into the same folder for each nation that you are doing. this will give you a folder with all the combined work in one place

Ensure all your links are relative in your html coding. For example, a link to a new page that your students added to the climate folder's provided climate.htm file should look like this:

climate2.htm       not like this             file//C:\ccem\americas\Canada\land\climate\climate2.htm

Also make sure that all needed images for each page are located in the same folder as the topic file. So all images needed on the climate.htm file should be in the climate folder under the land folder under the nation's folder that you are working on. 

Once all links are relative and working, then you are ready for FTPing !

Step Two: Connect to the internet, if not on a LAN ( local area network such as at school).
 Launch your FTP LE program or Fetch via your browser

Now go to Connect , select NEW and you will be asked to setup the host site name and enter the User ID and password. The User ID and Password will be sent to you via the GrassRoots or CCEM coordinator in your Board. This is NOT to be given to students, but used by the lead teacher or Board tech who is doing the FTP for the CCEM project. 

NOTE: Id and password will be changed as of 1600 Nov 17th for security of your posted files.

Be sure and enter the information as above and ensure the check is made for save Pwd (password) so you will be able to enter easily each time. However if you are using a school computer where students will have access to this....then DO NOT check the save Pwd option.

Now click on the Startup Tab at the top of the FTP program screen

In the Initial Remote Site Folder,  enter /commonwealth  as shown above (use fwd slashes here)

In the Initial Local Folder,  enter the full path to the folder on your hard drive or network where you have saved the project files. (use backslashes here)

Then click on Apply and then OK. 

.......and you are now connected

Now you are ready to navigate to the folder on your local hard drive or network which you want to transfer from. Going to the left side of the program window, I will use the climate folder in Canada located under americas first, then canada, then land, then finally opening the climate folder with the student's climate.htm file and all the images needed for this climate.htm  web page. I have gone to my folder located at:

c:\My Documents\My Webs\ccem\americas\Canada\land\climate

I then navigated on the right side to the same web site folder ensuring that I am in the correct nation as I don't want to overwrite some other school's file. I am now at :

/commonwealth/americas/Canada/land/climate

So your FTP program should look like this now.

Now you are all setup to do the actual file transfer by selecting the files such as climate.htm and all the image files associated with it (the jpg and or gif files) . Highlight them by click on them while holding down the ctrl key if using a PC.

Now by selecting the arrow right key in the centre control bar of your FTP program screen, you can transfer the files.  Screens should pop up and show the transfer taking place and when completed, the right side screen will refresh and show the same files as on the left.

And that's all, folks !!!   ... for this folder !

Now by clicking the arrow up at the top of both screens, you can navigate to your next folder such as the landform folder, repeating the process for all your files in that folder just like you did for the climate folder.

When you have all your files transferred , you can then shut down the program by selecting close and then exit.

NOW go to your browser and check that all works OK at http://commonwealth.ednet.ns.ca.