ITS offers and supports Nextcloud (formerly ownCloud), a file storage and sharing system. Similar to other cloud-based services such as Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive, Nextcloud allows files to be shared with anyone. Nextcloud has industry-level security, better user collaboration with improved speed, and protection for your confidential data. Each Nextcloud user is allowed 5GB of space and may upload files of up to 1GB to share with anyone, regardless of whether or not they have a CCU account. Files may be accessed from desktop computers or mobile devices both on and off campus.
- ITS Service Center
Wall Building 105
Online Service Request »
- Inside ITS »(CCU login required)
Get started: for new accounts
Request a Nextcloud account online through the ITS Service Center. Once your account is set up:
- Access Nextcloud by typing https://ccucloud.coastal.edu in your browser's URL.
- Nextcloud uses single sign-on (SSO) that allows users to access multiple applications with one set of credentials; for example, SSO works in tandem with other university apps such as Office 365 and Moodle.
- Nextcloud can also be used by installing the Nextcloud client locally on your computer or on your mobile device (iOS and Android).
See installation instructions »
Nextcloud Desktop Client Manual »
- You can also integrate Nextcloud with your Moodle courses. For more information, visit Moodle at CCU or Moodle resources.
Other options for sharing and storing files include OneDrive or Network Storage on the T drive.
For existing accounts
If you already have a Nextcloud account (https://nextcloud.coastal.edu), you will need to copy folders and files from your current account and move them to the new version of Nextcloud (https://ccucloud.coastal.edu). For instructions for relocating files, select from the following options: