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Written Instructions

  1. Go to Dropbox.
  2. Click the New Folder button.
  3. Add a Name for the dropbox in the space provided.
  4. Click the Originality Checking (previously Plagiarism Detection) checkbox, if you would like to use Turnitin to check for originality or Grademark to digitally markup an assignment. originality checking
  5. Folder Type: Decide if this is an individual or group assignment.  Individual means each individual student will submit.  If group is selected, a specific group must be selected and the dropbox will appear only to that particular group.  
    NOTE: All members of a group will be able to see the submissions of others in the group, if submissions are meant for only the instructor, create an individual dropbox.
  6. Category: Optional and not necessary for dropbox to function.  
  7. Grade Item: To grade the assignment directly from the dropbox, choose a grade item from the dropdown menu and enter the number of points the assignment is worth. 
    Note: this will automatically transfer a users score to the grades section of D2L.
  8. Out of: Optional and allows instructors to add a point value to assignment.
  9. Rubrics: If you would like to use a Rubric with the dropbox, Click the Add Rubric button.  For more information on how to add a rubric, please see: How do I attach a rubric to a Dropbox assignment?
  10. Instructions: Optional, can be used to add additional instructions or reminders for students.
  11. ePortfolio Artifacts: This option allows students to add Dropbox submissions to ePortfolio.  It is recommended to have this box checked.
  12. Attached Files:  If desired, attach any necessary items.  For more information on recording audio, please see: How do I use the audio capture feature?
  13. Use the Submission Options area to determine how submissions will be processed.
    1. Files allowed per submission:  If the student needs to submit multiple documents, for example a word document AND a power point, make sure to click unlimited.
    2. Submissions: Determine how multiple submissions will be processed.  Choose to keep all submissions and not overwrite any submission; overwrite submissions replacing the new with the old; or allow only one submission per dropbox.  Think about the following senario:  If a student turns in an assignment, and then wants to turn it in again an hour later, is that possible and if so, how many files are saved?
  14. Originality Checking Options: This section will only appear if the Originality Checking checkbox was marked above.  For more information on these options for Turnitin/Grademark, please see: How do I enable Turnitin/Grademark in a D2L Dropbox? 
  15. Click Save and Close to complete the dropbox creation.



If you wish to set restrictions on when the dropbox will be available for student submissions, click the restrictions tab towards the top or the screen.  This tab can be used to set date and time restrictions, release conditions, or give users special access to the dropbox.  Remember to click save to apply your restrictions. 



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