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Welcome and Navigation Welcome to Using PantherFile, a guide for UWM students. You can link directly to the topics in this module by clicking on the underlined title or subtopic. Return to the topic menu by clicking on the home icon. The next and back arrows allow you to move forward in the module, or return to previous screen. Prerequisites Basic computer skills Active ePanther ID Internet access Estimated time to complete module Approximately 10 minutes
Using PantherFile Upon completion of this module you will be able to: List the key features of PantherFile Identify where to access PantherFile Identify the steps to login to PantherFile List PantherFile resources Topic menu: this is the module home Overview Features of PantherFile Accessing PantherFile Logging into PantherFile Identifying PantherFile Resources Scenarios for Using PantherFile
Overview What is PantherFile? PantherFile is a new, innovative way for you to store, maintain, and share your documents and files using an Internet-based service. PantherFile is available to any UWM student, faculty, or staff member with an active ePanther ID. PantherFile will help to decrease the load on email servers and promote ease in revising files in a central repository. I don’t know what PantherFile is.
Features of PantherFile When you login to PantherFile you will find the following features: easy document and file storage, sharing, and email hyperlinks. Click on each of the following links for information about each feature. Easy document and file storage Easy document and file storage Secure document and file sharing Secure document and file sharing Email hyperlinks Email hyperlinks Click on the next button to advance to the next topic.
PantherFile Features Easy document and file storage With PantherFile you can save files on a UWM server that is accessed through any Internet-browser on, or off campus. Easy document storage! Wow!
PantherFile Features Secure document and file sharing PantherFile provides security for your files by allowing you to choose sharing options for each file stored. This means you decide who has access to stored files. You also determine whether the files are read-only or can be downloaded by others to use and edit as needed.
PantherFile Features Email Hyperlinks Rather than attaching documents to email, you upload documents to PantherFile and then send out an email hyperlink to the document. This reduces the load on email servers, particularly when you are sending to multiple people. This feature also allows revisions to the document stored in PantherFile, then you will notify recipients via an email hyperlink rather than resending the document.
Accessing PantherFile Where to access PantherFile You may login from any Internet server using the following URL: http://pantherfile.uwm.edu Or you may go to the UWM Homepage. Select the Quicklinks dropdown box. Click on PantherFile. So where do I find PantherFile?
Logging into PantherFile To login to PantherFile enter your ePanther username, then use your ePanther password.
Logging into PantherFile This is an example of what a PantherFile homepage looks like. Your name will be here.
Identifying PantherFile Resources There are several help resources available to you. Notice the location of the list on the PantherFile homepage.
Identifying PantherFile Resources PantherFile resources include: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) eLearning tutorials User Manual PDF Glossary PantherFile help form What kinds of help resources are available?
Identifying PantherFile Resources You will find eLearning tutorials on PantherFile topics like Getting Started, Accessing PantherFile, Constructing WebFolders, Sharing Files and Folders, Creating Contacts and Groups, Uploading a File, Adding a Bookmark, Deleting a File & Emptying Trash, and Making Comments. Go to the PantherFile website to see a complete updated list of tutorials. Wow! I’m glad I asked!
Identifying PantherFile Resources When you click on eLearning tutorials you will get an updated list of available topics.
Let’s Review… PantherFile is a secure web-based resource for storing and sharing your files and documents. You can access PantherFile from any Internet server at http://pantherfile.uwm.edu or the UWM homepage using Quicklinks. To login use your ePanther username and password. The PantherFile Website provides links to help resources like FAQs, tutorials, and a process for asking questions of real people.
…Using PantherFile The following slides will present two scenarios to illustrate how a UWM student might use PantherFile. Click on the next button to continue to the first scenario. Why is using PantherFile a benefit for me?
Benefits of Using PantherFile Scenario 1: The UWM student forgot his USB device. The information he needed for his class presentation was at home. What is wrong? I don’t have my files. Continue
Benefits of Using PantherFile Next time why don’t you download your files on PantherFile? What could I do? Continue
Check Your Learning Scenario #1 What could the UWM student do? Click on the correct answer below. Return home to get the information Take an incomplete Disappoint the group or class Access PantherFile What could I do?
Incorrect Answer to Scenario #1 Sorry, that is not the best answer, click on the return to options button to try again. Return to options
Correct Answer to Scenario #1 You have correctly answered the question to scenario #1 - “What could the UWM student have done?” The student could access PantherFile from any Internet connected computer, then access the file or document needed. Great answer! It worked! Proceed to next scenario
Benefits of Using PantherFile Scenario 2: The group of UWM students are working on a team project that includes multiple graphics and Word documents. The technical resources vary among team members, some have dial-up access, some high-speed connections. Team members have experienced difficulty downloading the work-in- progress. Plus they are sending files to each other multiple times for feedback and revisions. Continue
Benefits of Using PantherFile Next time why don’t you download your files on PantherFile? What could we do? Continue
Check Your Learning Scenario #2 What could the group of UWM students do? Click on the correct answer below. Login to PantherFile Review a PantherFile tutorial Download their project documents and files Send each other email hyperlinks to access the files and notify each other of posted revisions Send each other email hyperlinks to access the files and notify each other of posted revisions All of the above
Incomplete Answer to Scenario #2 It is a good answer, but it’s not complete Try again! I think I know what to do, do you? Try again Return to options
Complete Answer to Scenario #2 You have correctly answered the question to scenario #2 - “What could the UWM students have done?” The students could each access PantherFile from any Internet connected computer, then access and share the files or documents needed. Great idea! It worked! Proceed to summary
Summary In this module you have learned about the key features of PantherFile, where and how to login, and how to locate the help resources. PantherFile is a good place to store or transfer large files… … that can be opened by other users when you give them a hyperlink.
Credits Author: Barbara Jones Animation from http://animationfactory.com Thank you to Simone Conceição, James Brown, and David Jones for their technical and creative advice. This learning object was developed as a project for ADLDSP 767 Practicum in Program Planning and Implementation at the University of Wisconsin –Milwaukee. Copyright 2007