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Desire2Learn 9.0

Working with the Dropbox

If your instructor has the Dropbox tool available, you can use it to turn in digital assignments and retrieve graded files. Students can also view feedback from the instructor and see a list of submitted files in the folder(s).

return to topSubmitting an Assignment

Follow these steps to submit an assignment to the appropriate folder.

NOTES:
File names may contain underscores and hyphens.
File names should not have spaces. Use a hyphen or underscore in place of a space.
File names should not contain the following special characters: * / : ; > < | | ' & # { } ".

  1. From the Course Home page, on the Navigation bar, click DROPBOX
    The Dropbox Folders pane appears.

  2. Click the name of the folder for your assignment(s)
    The Submit Files pane appears.

  3. Click ADD A FILE
    The Submit a File dialog box appears.

  4. Choose a file location (My Computer, My Locker, or Group Locker)

  5. Click BROWSE...
    The Choose file dialog box appears.

  6. Navigate to the desired file

  7. Click OPEN

  8. Click UPLOAD

  9. OPTIONAL: To leave a comment about this file, in the Comments text box, type your message

  10. When finished, click SUBMIT
    NOTE: You will receive an email with the subject line Dropbox submission receipt confirming your file submission.

  11. OPTIONAL: To upload another file,

    1. Click UPLOAD MORE FILES
    2. Repeat steps 3-9

return to topViewing Submitted Files

You can view all the files you have submitted to the instructor in the Dropbox.

  1. From the Course Home page, on the Navigation bar, click DROPBOX
    The Dropbox Folders pane appears.

  2. Click HISTORY
    The Submission History pane appears.

  3. From the Folder pull-down menu, select the desired folder
    A list of submitted files appears for the folder. Dropbox Submission History pane

  4. OPTIONAL: To retrieve a file,

    1. Click the link of the file you wish to download
      The File Download dialog box appears.
    2. To open the file from its location, click OPEN
  5. OPTIONAL: To save the file,

    1. Click SAVE
      The Save As dialog box appears.
    2. Navigate to the desired save location
    3. Click SAVE
    4. Click CLOSE

return to topViewing Feedback

You can view feedback from the instructor(s) about the file(s) you submit in the Dropbox.

  1. From the Course Home page, on the Navigation bar, click DROPBOX
    The Dropbox Folders pane appears.

  2. In the desired folder's row, click VIEWView feedback button
    The View Feedback pane appears.
    NOTE: You can view the feedback only if the VIEW icon appears in the Feedback column.

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