Servers for file management

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

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.

Connecting to and adding a server shortcut

  1. Connecting to a server: From your desktop right-click on the Windows startup button and select Run.
  2. In the Run dialogue box enter the address of the server you would like to connect to, then click OK:
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  3. When prompted, enter your college credentials as academic\username and your college password, and select OK.
  4. Create a server shortcut: Right-click on the DropBox folder and select Pin to Quick access. The Stark DropBox folder will now always be visible under the Quick access menu in your Explorer window. Follow the same instructions for Lannister > CourseMaterials and Gromit > yourUserName.

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.