Class Folders

USC Aiken class folders are created for all professors each semester. If you would like to use these folders with your classes, take a moment to locate yours now.

Folders are named using the last name of the Faculty member:

  • K:\USCA CLASS FOLDERS\Professor Name (Windows)
  • Fileshare.usca.edu -> SHARED -> USCA CLASS FOLDERS -> Professor Name (Mac)

Each professor's folder contains a separate sub-folder for each class:

  • K:\USCA CLASS FOLDERS\Professor Name\Class Name (Windows)
  • Fileshare.usca.edu -> SHARED -> USCA CLASS FOLDERS -> Professor Name -> Class Name (Mac)

Syllabi, course presentations, or other course files that need to be shared with the entire class can be stored in the ! CLASSNOTES folder:

  • K:\USCA CLASS FOLDERS\Professor Name\Class Name\! CLASSNOTES (Windows)
  • Fileshare.usca.edu -> SHARED -> USCA CLASS FOLDERS -> Professor Name -> Class Name -> !CLASSNOTES (Mac)

How do I access my class folders?

To access class folders on a Windows machine: Open File Explorer Double-click shared (\\fileshare) (K:) Locate your folders within the USCA CLASS FOLDERS folder…

To access class folders on a Windows machine:

  • Open File Explorer
  • Double-click shared (\\fileshare) (K:)
  • Locate your folders within the USCA CLASS FOLDERS folder

To access the class folders on a Mac:

  • Connect To Fileshare.usca.edu
  • Select SHARED
  • Locate your folders within the USCA CLASS FOLDERS folder

NOTE: If you need to access these folders from off-campus you'll first need to connect to VPN and follow the instructions under "How do I access the K or J-drive while connected to PulseSecure/VPN?" to locate the USCA CLASS FOLDERS.

How do students turn in completed work in a class folder?

Students can turn completed work in using the ! Inbox folder which acts as a dropbox.  Students cannot see the…

Students can turn completed work in using the ! Inbox folder which acts as a dropbox.  Students cannot see the contents of this folder and once they drop a file into the folder it is no longer visible to them.  Many professors request students name files using their last name and drag & drop completed work into this folder.  After it has been turned in, it cannot be retracted. The ! Inbox is located at: 

  • K:\USCA CLASS FOLDERS\Professor Name\Class Name\! Inbox (Windows)
  • Fileshare.usca.edu -> SHARED -> USCA CLASS FOLDERS -> Professor Name -> Class Name -> ! Inbox (Mac)

The class folders also contain a separate sub-folder for each student in the class. The individual student folders are periodically updated to ensure every student added to your class, even after the start of classes, will still have their own folder. Students can store assignments for a class within their sub-folder so that the student and professor can collaborate on files before completion.  Students cannot see files within another student's individual sub-folder, so it is safe for them to use without having to worry about cheating. Only the instructor and the individual student can see the contents of a student's individual folder.  The individual folders are located at:

  • K:\USCA CLASS FOLDERS\Professor Name\Class Name\Student Name (Windows)
  • Fileshare.usca.edu -> SHARED -> USCA CLASS FOLDERS -> Professor Name -> Class Name -> Student Name (Mac)

NOTE: The settings on the individual student folders may not always work properly on Mac computers.

How long are files stored in a class folder?

Class folders are deleted at the end of each semester to make room for the following semester.  Be sure to…
Class folders are deleted at the end of each semester to make room for the following semester.  Be sure to backup any files you wish to keep before the end of the semester.

How do I access a class folder while off campus?

If you, or a student, needs to access these folders from off-campus you'll first need to connect to VPN and follow the…
If you, or a student, needs to access these folders from off-campus you'll first need to connect to VPN and follow the instructions under "How do I access the K or J-drive while connected to PulseSecure/VPN?" to locate the USCA CLASS FOLDERS.  The Help Desk can assist with installation of the VPN software and locating the class folders once connected.