About Dropbox

The Dropbox tool enables you to submit assignments through the Learning Environment, eliminating the need to mail, fax, or email assignments. Simply upload your assignment to the appropriate folder.

Below is a preview of commonly used features and functions of the Dropbox tool. For a complete detailed desription of the features and functions, see the Desire2Learn Help. (Click Learning Environment > Dropbox)

Access the Dropbox Tool

Click the Dropbox link on your course navigation bar.

Accessing Dropbox link

Submitting Assignments to a Dropbox Folder

From the main Dropbox page, select the folder you want to submit an assignment to.

Do one of the following:

Click the Add a File button to browse for the file you want to submit. You can attach files from your local computer or storage device, or from a personal or group locker.

select Dropbox Folder in which you would like to submit your assignment

Choose from a location to upload a file

Click the Record Audio button to record an audio file directly within the submission folder.

Ensure your microphone is set up correctly and click Record.

Click Flash Settings to make adjustments to your microphone selection and volume.

Click Play to listen to your recording. Click Clear to erase your recording

Record an audio file to upload to the assignment

Enter any comments you want to submit with the file.

Click Submit.

Submitting an assignment with an attached file
Submitting Group Assignment to a Dropbox Folder

Group dropbox folders have a Group Folder icon beside their name. Any user in your group can submit files to the group folder. The Submissions column in the folder list lets you know how many files your group submitted. The Submission History page provides details on who submitted files and when. Feedback, including grades, associated with group folders applies to the entire group.

Dropbox Group Assignments Icon
Reviewing your Dropbox Submission History
  1. On the Dropbox Folders page, click History.
  2. Click the folder you want to view submissions for.

A list of submitted files displays on the Submission History page. You can check each file’s size, when it was submitted, whether comments were included with it, and who has retrieved it. For group dropbox folders you can check who submitted each file.

  • Unread - The file has not been retrieved. 
  • Read - The file has been retrieved. (It may not have been read or graded.)

Dropbox history link

choose an assignment

Dropbox submission history

Viewing Feedback in Dropbox
  1. From the Dropbox Folders page, click the View icon in the Feedback column for a folder.
  2. View your comments, grades, and/or rubric achievement.
  3. Click Download All Files to download any attachments.

dropbox comments

Office of Instructional Technology, April 2012