Oncourse Drop Box: Overview
What it does
The Drop Box feature allows instructors and students to share documents within a private folder for each student. The Drop Box works like Resources to allow you to upload many types of files and multiple files at a time. The Drop Box also allows nested folders (folders within folders).
Progress reports: Instructors can use the Drop Box tool to provide private progress reports to each student in the class.
Adding participants: When you add participants or students to a site, either automatically or manually, they will have Drop Box folders by default (if the Drop Box is currently enabled).
Things to consider
The quota for a course, project, or portfolio site is 4 GB; the quota for My Workspace is 1 GB. You can only upload 200 MB at a time, unless you use WebDAV. To request a larger quota for your site, see What are the default disk quotas for UITS accounts, and how do I request an increase? To check your site quota and usage, in the Resources tool, click
- A new Drop Box item will automatically go into the folder that you
have open when you create the item.
- For plain text documents, HTML pages, and web links that you
create in the Drop Box interface, you can edit the content, as well as
information about the item, such as its name or description. For
uploaded files, you can edit only the information about the item, not
the content; to change the content, you must upload a new version of
- Whenever you add an item to the Drop Box, you have the option of
sending an automatic email notification.
- Make sure you know the laws and policies regarding the use of copyrighted material. See Posting copyrighted materials online.
For help documentation about the Drop Box tool, see Drop Box.
Last modified on May 16, 2013.