In version 7.75:
Refer to How to configure Downloadable Documents during the NetClassroom Installation.

 

In version 7.70 and 7.71:
Before users can access Shared Documents in NetClassroom, you must share the Downloadable Documents folder on your Faculty Access for the Web server and set up access to the folder on your NetClassroom server.

Setting up the Faculty Access for the Web and NetClassroom Servers:

  1. On the Faculty Access for the Web Server
    1. Share the Downloadable Documents folder on the Faculty Access for the Web server.
      The folder cannot exist under the FAWEB subfolder where most of the files are stored. For example, the location cannot be C:\Program Files\Blackbaud\FAWEB\Downloadable Documents, but it could be located at C:\Program Files\Blackbaud\Downloadable Documents.
    2. Grant the Everyone account Full share rights to the Downloadable Documents folder.
    3. Create a domain account or select an existing domain account to connect to the Downloadable Documents folder on the NetClassroom server.
    4. Grant this account Read and Execute rights to the Downloadable Documents folder.
  2. On the NetClassroom Server
    1. Open the IIS Manager.
    2. Under Web Sites, right-click Default Web Site, and select New, Virtual Directory. The Virtual Directory Wizard opens.

      Create a new virtual directory
       
    3. On the Virtual Directory Alias screen, enter ClassDocuments in the Alias field.
    4. Click Next.
    5. On the Web Site Content Directory screen, enter the UNC path to the Downloadable Documents folder created on the Faculty Access for the Web server.
    6. Click Next.
    7. On the Virtual Directory Access Permissions screen, mark the Read, Execute, and Browse checkboxes.
    8. Click Next to finish the Virtual Directory Wizard.
    9. On the IIS Manager screen, right-click ClassDocuments and select Properties

      Right-click the newly created directory and select properties
       
    10. Select the Directory Security tab, and click Edit in the Anonymous access and authentication control section.
    11. Mark the Enable anonymous Access checkbox, and click Browse to select the domain account selected on the Faculty Access for the Web server.
    12. Restart IIS.

Adding the Shared Documents in Faculty Access for the Web:

  1. In Faculty Access for the Web, select Add shared documents from the Gradebook menu.
  2. Select the appropriate marking column and class, and click Add New Document.
  3. In the Assignment field, you can select an assignment to associate with the document.
    Note: You may associate more than one document with one assignment.  If you do not select an assignment, the document is still associated with the class and NetClassroom users can access the document when viewing class information.
  4. In the Name column of the Documents grid, enter the document name as it should appear in NetClassroom.
  5. In the Description column, you can enter more information about the document to appear in NetClassroom.
  6. In the File column, click the Browse button to search for and select the file.
  7. To upload the shared document to the Web server, click Save.
    Note: Files can be a maximum of 12 MB.


Alternative solution for previous versions:
Teachers can add hyperlinks to assignments in Faculty Access for the Web to load outside documents, such as PDFs or Word documents. Parents and students can access the links in NetClassroom.