D2L - Setup WebDav for Macintosh

Last Updated: 08/09/2017


A few different options exist when a user would like to setup WebDav for Mac OS X (must have Mac OS X version 10.0.4 or higher). The information below will help explain these different processes.

Setup With Finder

Users can use the native Finder application as their tool for using WebDav to manage their course files. Finder can be slow at times, and also requires a user to open a connection every time a course is accessed. However, connections can be saved as favorites and accessed very easily afterward. To learn about the process of setting up WebDav using Finder, please visit the Setting Up WebDav Using Finder tutorial.

Setting up WebDav with Cyberduck

Cyberduck is a third party program that allows for Mac users to use WebDav to manage their course files very easily. Cyberduck is an open source FTP and SFTP, WebDAV, Cloud Files, Google Docs, and Amazon S3 client for Windows and Mac OS X. Cyberduck requires at least Windows XP and Mac OS X 10.5. Cyberduck is not officially recommended by Desire2Learn, but works very well as a tool to manage your course files. More information about Cyberduck as well as a link to the download can be found at http://cyberduck.ch/. To learn about the process of setting up WebDav through Cyberduck please visit the Setting Up WebDav with Cyberduck (Macintosh) tutorial.