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An FTP client is used to securely access a shared drive (for students it will be the X: drive) from an external location.
A free client that Brock recommends is Core FTP LE which can be downloaded from various locations.
After downloading and installing the client, you will open the client and will be prompted with a Site Manager page and will be required to fill in the information given.
Upon completion of completing this form. Click the 'Connect' button. If the connection is successful, you will get a Certificate Information dialog box. Select the 'Accept Once' button and you will have access to the share drive.
On Mac OSX download OneButton FTP from www.onebutton.org and install on your home computer.
Double click on the connection you have just created. Drag and drop files between your X Drive and your home computer. The Queue pane will show your transfers in queue. When you're done, click the green arrow in the button left to complete the transfers.