Creating dropbox categories and folders

Creating a dropbox category

Organizing your dropbox folders into categories make it easier for users to navigate the dropbox. For example, you could create separate categories for each course unit or for different types of assignments.

Create a dropbox category

  1. On the Dropbox Folders page, click New Folder.
  2. Click the New Category link beside the Category field.
  3. Enter a Name for the new dropbox category.
  4. Click Save.

Creating a dropbox folder

Dropbox folders are where users submit assignments. You can set up dropbox folders for each of your assignments and set start dates, end dates, and release conditions; set up special access; and associate folders with competency learning objectives. Information you create in the dropbox folder about evaluation methodology, details about rubric assessments, instructions, and clarifications on assignment expectations, will appear in the Folder Information area of the Leave Feedback page.

Create a new folder

  1. On the Dropbox Folders page, click New Folder.
  2. Enter a Name.
  3. Select a Folder Type:
    • Individual submission folder  Select this option if you want each user to submit their own assignment.
    • Group submission folder  Select this option if you want one assignment submitted per group. You must associate the folder with a Group Category.

      Note  Group dropbox areas are marked on the Dropbox Folders page with the Group Submissions for icon. Any group member can submit and view files for a group dropbox.

  4. Select from the Category drop-down list if you want to assign the folder to a category. You can click the New Category link to create a new category.
  5. Associate the folder with a Grade Item if you want submitted assignments to be tied to an item in your grade book. Click the New Grade Item link to create a new grade item for the assignment. See Creating a grade item for more information.
  6. Click Add Rubric to associate the folder with a rubric. Click the Create Rubric in New Window link to create a new rubric for this assignment. See Creating a rubric for more information.
  7. Enter a value in the Out Of field for the assignment score.

    Tip  If you have associated the folder with a grade item, maintain consistency for your students by matching the value of the Out Of field to the grade item's Max. Points value.

  8. Add any instructions about submitting the assignment in the Instructions text box.
  9. Select if you want to allow users to include dropbox submissions as artifacts in their ePortfolios.
  10. Attach files or record audio that you want to make available to users from the dropbox folder (for example, a sample lab report or musical recording for students to transcribe).
  11. Select the submission options you want.
  12. Click Save.


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