Servers for file management

Creative Arts uses servers to manage assignments, course materials and student files, they are called: Stark, Lannister and Gromit.

If you have not already installed the server shortcuts see the tutorial: Self Service [MAC] for installation instructions.

Note: Stark, Lannister and Gromit are only accessible when you are on campus. You will not be able to connect to these servers from home.

Stark, Lannister and Gromit are accessible using the RRCWireless network, however, it is strongly advised to always use your ethernet cable to drop large files to Stark.

Stark, Lannister and Gromit, uses

Stark – Instructor Drop Box
Stark is used to hand in assignments to some of your instructors. You are permitted to write to the drop box folders, but you are not able see into the drop box.

Lannister – Course Materials
Used by some of your instructors for large class assignments and lecture material handouts. You are permitted to drag files from your instructors folders to your laptop, but you are not permitted to write to these folders.

Gromit – Student Server
Each student has approximately 10GB of storage space on Gromit to store course work. You will find your folder with your username within your course year and program.

Remember, you are not able to access Gromit off campus. Be sure to have an external hard drive or cloud service for proper backup of all course work.

How to connect to Stark, Lannister and Gromit
  1. Select one of the server shortcuts from your dock.
  2. Select Connect from the following dialogue: “You are attempting to connect to the server…”
  3. When prompted enter your college username and password and select Connect.
  4. In the following dialogue:
    1. If connecting to Stark select DropBox, then navigate to your instructor’s folder and drag your assignment to the DropBox. You are not permitted to see into the drop box folder.
    2. If connecting to Lannister select CourseMaterials, then navigate to your instructor’s folder and retrieve the course materials you need. You are not permitted to write to these folders.
    3. If connecting to Gromit you will automatically be connected to your program folder and year (for example: 2ndyrCrecom). You will find a folder with your username. You are the only one who can read or write to this folder.

If you have questions about this tutorial please contact Meagan Radford at or the help desk staff in W508 – located in William building in The Roblin Centre.