ARCHIVED: Oncourse Drop Box: Overview

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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.

Key concepts

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, or for My Workspace, is 4 GB. To check your site quota and usage, in the Resources tool, click Check Quota.

  • 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 the file.
  • 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 Post copyrighted materials online.

Help documentation

For help documentation about the Drop Box tool, see ARCHIVED: Drop Box.

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Last modified on 2018-01-18 14:23:26.