Sharing computer files just got easier.
IT @ Johns Hopkins goes
live today with JShare, a new and innovative service that
allows users to store and share files via the Internet.
JShare is a Web-based utility intended to provide students,
faculty and staff with a personal, easy-to-use interface to
upload, download and share files to users both inside and
outside the institutions.
Features of JShare include, but are not limited to,
100 megabytes of space for student, faculty and staff file
storage; secure file access from anywhere at any time;
advanced collaboration and document management; file
sharing both inside and outside Johns Hopkins; ability to
e-mail files as links to reduce the load on e-mail systems;
and the ability to create and maintain personal Web
JShare is a multiplatform application and works with
most popular browsers such as Internet Explorer, Netscape
and Mozilla. Minor differences may occur depending on which
operating system and Web browser are being used, but the
basic functionality is the same.
JShare is available to members of the Johns Hopkins
community with a JHED account and can be accessed by
logging into JHED and then selecting "My Apps" and
"JShare." To gain access, first-time users will be taken to
a document containing terms and conditions of use; once the
terms have been agreed to, the link for JShare will be
provided, and the service may be used immediately. Online
training is available at
While this system can be used to store files for
sharing and retrieval, users are encouraged to keep copies
of their information as the system is not archived for
general file retrieval purposes. In the event of a
disaster, however, files will be restored from the most
recent server backup.
For more information about JShare, go to
www.it.jhu.edu/jshare. Comments or questions about the
service can be sent to