NextCloud is a suite of client-server software used for hosting and sharing files. This service is offered to Computer Science students enrolled in courses which can make use of large file sharing. NextCloud functions similar to other cloud storage systems like Dropbox, Google Drive, or Microsoft OneDrive.
Nextcloud Login URLs
These URLs can be used to login to the web interface for NextCloud:
- SCS Students: https://share.scs.carleton.ca/
- SCS Faculty & Staff: https://nextcloud.scs.carleton.ca/
You can also setup Nextcloud clients to connect to the service.
Setup Your NextCloud Account
Your NextCloud account is tied to your SCS Account. To access NextCloud, you will need to be enrolled in a course which is using the NextCloud service. Almost all COMP courses are eligible for NextCloud.
Not sure if you qualify for a NextCloud account? In many cases your instructor will direct you to the service if required. To check if your account has already been enabled, you can attempt to login to the NextCloud student web interface.
Creating an Account, Changing Passwords, and Logging In
Your NextCloud account access makes use of your existing SCS Account. If you have not set that up, you will need to do so first.
WARNING: While you can change your NextCloud password on the NextCloud web interface, the password change will not affect all your other SCS accounts. Changing your NextCloud password in this way may affect Nextcloud access to other SCS storage space, and is thus NOT recommended. If you would like to change your password, instead make use of the SCS Online Account Management tool.
Cloud Storage Information
Your NextCloud account provides remote (cloud) storage.
- 10 GB of cloud storage
- Web access to your SCS Windows Z:\ Drive
- Web access to your SCS Linux Account storage
WARNING: The NextCloud storage is NOT regularly backed up. While some backups are available, you are responsible for creating an additional backup of any files you store in the NextCloud storage to avoid unexpected data loss.NextCloud should NOT be the ONLY location for your data
Nextcloud Documentation and Support
Visit the NextCloud Documentation site learn more about he various NextCloud services, including: