Answered By: Jason Welborn
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2014     Views: 103

If you need to upload files from your local computer to your faculty/staff website, you can do so using FTP (File Transfer Protocol). This guide explains how to connect to your web folder using an FTP program called FileZilla. FileZilla is a free application that can be downloaded from: https://filezilla-project.org/ 

Using the Quick Connect bar

When you open FileZilla, you'll see the Quick Connect bar at the top of the screen, and this is the quickest way to establish a connection to your faculty/staff web folder.  
 
 
Enter the settings below and click the Quickconnect button:
  • Hostfacstaff.buffalostate.edu
  • Username: enter bsclogon\ followed by your Buffalo State username (e.g. bsclogon\username)
  • Password: enter your Buffalo State password
Using Site Manager 
If you plan on connecting to your web folder frequently, you can save your connection settings using the Site Manager.
 
To open Site Manager click File > Site Manager.
 
 
Next, click New Site, give the site a name, and enter the following settings:
  • Host: facstaff.buffalostate.edu
  • Protocol: FTP - File Transfer Protocol
  • Encryption: Use plain FTP
  • Logon Type: Normal
  • User: enter bsclogon\ followed by your Buffalo State username (e.g. bsclogon\username)
  • Password: enter your Buffalo State password
Once the new site is configured, click the Connect button to establish a connection to your faculty/staff web folder.
For more information on using FileZilla visit: https://wiki.filezilla-project.org/Using