The intent of this is to guide you to assist you to configure the file transfer client, Microsoft Expression, so that can upload files to your UConn Engineering personal web site. Microsoft Expression is available for the following operating systems:
- Microsoft Windows
- Don’t have the Microsoft Expression client? Download it here!
- Additional Microsoft Expression quick start guide can be found here.
Before proceeding, you will need the following information:
Server Name: publicengr.uconn.edu
Credentials: Engineering Username and password
Directory you are publishing to: /home/<engineering username>/public_html
For students, your engineering username is the same as your NetID. For faculty and staff, your username was provided to you when your account was created by the Engineering Help Desk. If you do not have an engineering account, your departmental admin or IT staff should send in a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connecting to the School of Engineering Personal Website
From Off Campus
If you are connecting from off-campus, you must first connect to the VPN. Ensure that you are connected to the internet, then follow the instructions here. Once you are connected to the VPN you can proceed with the instructions below.
From On Campus
Open Microsoft Expression
|From the “Site” Menu, click “New Site”
|You will be shown the connection type and other information, click on the “Connection Type” drop down
|From the drop down list, select sFTP, which stands for secure File transfer protocol
|Once you have selected sFTP as your file transfer protocol:
Your username is your engineering account information. In this example, we are using “orlando” as the username.
|Once you have clicked “Next” it will ask you for you engineering account username and password
|Once you have authenticataed, it will ask you if you want to add any files to your current site, check “Add to current site” and click “Next”
|Microsoft Expression will now tell you that the settings are in, and now we are ready to begin transferring files. Click “Finish”
|Once you have clicked “Finish” it will display files from your local computer (left panel pane), and the web server (right panel pane)
|From our local files panel, we will modify the file test.html, double click on test.html or any file that has an HTML file extension
|Make your changes, and save the file
|To upload your file:
|To upload multiple files
Press & hold the CNTL key, and left click
When done, right click, and select “Publish Select Files to ……..”
In our example below, we selected “filezilla-docs” and “test.html”
|The application will now update the website with the files you selected, in our example, we chose “test.html” and “filezilla-docs.”