Introduction ( v1.0 )

Sharing Content Locally

The creation of digital content is only the first half of the learning process. Content is meant to be shared, and there is the challenge: to be able to easily share the content you develop with others in your local network or classroom. Fortunately, OS X provides multiple methods and architectures for quickly sharing content locally, even to iOS devices. This workshop will introduce you each of these built-in sharing tools.

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Easily Sharing Content Locally

Specifically, this workshop will examine three sharing methods in OS X:

  1. AirDrop - Peer-to-peer WiFi connectivity that works between computers, without the need for a network.
  2. Public Folder - Using the built-in personal file sharing architecture of OS X, derived from its UNIX underpinnings, to mount shared directories on each others computers.
  3. Personal Web-Sharing - Enabling the web server capabilities of OS X to publish files over your local network to other computers and iOS devices.

To begin the workshop, use the navigation links in the purple box located at the top right of this page.