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On Campus | Off Campus | Remote Connections | Saving with iMovie

Basics for Using WOU computers

Logging on in ITC001
     Press any key on the computer
     Enter your username, such as jsmith08
     Enter your WOU email password
          Currently all programs at WOU use the same username and password. To change your password go to

To Connect to your WOU server folders in ITC001 logon icon

     When you log in with your username and password, icon with you usename will appear on the screen typically in the upper right corner. A new Finder window will appear when you double click on this icon. In this new window you may choose your username or public_html to store your documents and folders on the WOU server.

     Formerly we would:
     Select Finder (blue face on left) in the Dock (icons on the bottom of the screen). Note the name Finder will appear in the upper left corner of the screen.
     Select Go in the menu bar
     Select Connect to Server in the dropdown menu

     Type or select smb://homex where x is the first letter of your WOU username
     Click on Connect

     Type your username in the Username box such as jsmith08
In the Password box, type your WOU email password
     Click on OK.

     In the new window choose MyDocuments to save all your documents that you do not wish to be public, or choose public_html for documents you wish to allow the public to view (This will include assignments for the instructor and your webpages.)

     Note an icon named MyDocuments or public_html appears on the desktop. In the left column of your Finder window under shared an item "homex" will appear. Choose this item when saving to or opening from MyDocuments or public_html.

On a PC these folder/servers are called H-drive: mydocuments and P-drive public_html. Both folder/servers are for your exclusive use; no one else can make changes in these folders. The difference is that only you can view the contents of mydocuments but the contents of public_html can be viewed by others. The public_html folder/server can be used for your website and for assignments to be submitted to your instructor.

Connecting to WOU programs and servers from off campus

     PC: On your home or office PC open the Remote Desktop Connection by selecting All Programs, then Accessories, then Remote Desktop Connection; or Communications and finally Remote Desktop Connections

     Mac: With a Mac you will upload a program called CoRD. You can google search for cord or click here. Or upload a Remote Desktop at and click on English. Then install the program and run it: Remote Desktop.

     With either PCs or Macs, when your remote desktop program is open, type
A "PC" logon screen will appear and you will again type your WOU username and password, and select MASH in the third box. This is like converting your computer to another computer. It is no longer "your" computer; it is now a computer at WOU.

     By clicking on My Computer you will be able to access both the public_html p-drive and the mydocuments h-drive.

     Be cautious not to confuse My Documents on the Desktop with mydocuments on the WOU server.
     Another warning: even though you are working on "your" computer, you are actually working on a "virtual computer" which means the "virtual computer" does not recognize your CDs or memory sticks or printers or anything connected to "your" computer. To transfer information between the "virtual computer" and "your" computer, the best method is to email it as an attachment to your yourself and open it in the "other" computer.

Saving and Sharing with iMovie
     There are two different processes for saving and sharing movies using iMovie.

     iMovie automatically saves the raw footage from the camera in a folder called iMovie Events which is in the Movies folder which is in the folder given the name of the username with which you logged onto the computer (It has the little house icon). The project that you are developing is saved in a folder called iMovie Projects in the same Movies folder. You will drag these two folders into a new folder which you create in the class_bucy folder which is found in the Macintosh HD folder.

save imovies

     To edit the project, you must reverse this process BEFORE opening iMovie.
share movie
     To save the movie for use in YouTube, or in Powerpoint or other programs, you will share the movie by clicking on Share in the top menu and then selecting Export using Quicktime. Save this in whatever folder you wish, such as on the p:drive (public_html) for viewing on the Internet or on your memory stick.


     I will continue to add to this page as changes occur in the system and as students request fundamental information.