Using Preview in Dropbox

The preview option enables you to see the Dropbox tool as a user sees it. You can go through the steps that users go through to submit files, review their submissions, and check for grades and feedback.

You can make a preview submission visible on the Submissions page, but you cannot assign feedback, grades, or rubric scores to it because it is not tied to a real user.

Preview file submission

  1. Click Preview from the More Actions button on the Dropbox Folders page.
  2. Click on the dropbox folder you want to submit an assignment to.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Click Add a File 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. Click Upload.
    • Click Record Audio to record an audio file directly within the submission folder. Click Add.
  4. Enter any Comments you want to submit with the file.
  5. Select the Allow this preview submission to be available in the dropbox option if you want to search for and view the file on the Folder Submissions page after you leave the Preview area.
  6. Click Submit.

Preview feedback

  1. Click Preview from the More Actions button on the Dropbox Folders page.
  2. Click View Feedback beside the dropbox folder you want to view feedback for.
  3. Click the Download All Files button to download any attachments left for you.

Preview the Submission History

  1. Click Preview from the More Actions button on the Dropbox Folders page.
  2. Click View History.
  3. Select the Folder you want to review from the drop-down list.

 

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