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D2L: Assess Dropbox Assignments (Faculty)

VERSION 10.3 OR HIGHER

The Dropbox is a tool that allows instructors to create folders to hold students assignments and submissions. The instructor of the course is then able to view the submitted files and provide grades and feedback to the student all from within the Dropbox tool. It is possible to provide feedback on an ungraded or a graded dropbox. Additionally, instructors can provide feedback when a student has not submitted an assignment to the dropbox.

Additional information on Assessing Dropbox Assignments can be found at Leaving Feedback and Grading Dropbox Descriptions in the Desire2Learn Online Resource Center. Following this link will direct you away from the UW-Platteville KnowledgeBase 

REQUIRED:
  • Instructor access to a Desire2Learn Course
  • Previously created dropbox assignment
STEPS TO FOLLOW:
  1. Log into Desire2Learn.
  2. Select a course.
  3. Click Dropbox in the Navigation Menu.
Dropbox Folders
Dropbox Folders
  1. Click the folder name that contains submissions to assess.
  2. Choose User view or File view.
USER VIEW
  1. Locate the user submission to assess and provide feedback.
  2. Click on the named document link.
User view - Folder Submission
User view - Folder submission
  1. The user's submitted document appears in the left panel and can be reviewed directly in the content viewer. Alternatively, the document can be downloaded for review by clicking on the file name at the bottom of the right panel.
  2. If a grade item is associated with the dropbox, a score can be entered.
  3. Evaluative feedback can also be entered in the right panel.
    • Feedback can be typed in the HTML editor.
    • Feedback can also be given by using the buttons to Record Audio or Record Video (if computer is equipped with a microphone and/or webcam).
    •  Additionally, feedback can be provided by uploading a previously created file, which can be attached by clicking Add a File.
  4. When the feedback has been provided, click Publish to make the grade and feedback available to the student or Save Draft to wait and publish all grades at same time.
Evaluate Submission
Evaluate Submission
FILE VIEW

  1. Locate the submission to assess by filename.
  2. Click on the named document link.
View - Folder Submission
View - Folder submission
  1. The submitted document appears in the left panel and can be reviewed directly in the content viewer. Alternatively, the document can be downloaded for review by clicking on the file name at the bottom of the right panel.
  2. If a grade item is associated with the dropbox, a score can be entered.
    • Evaluative feedback can also be entered in the right panel.
    • Feedback can be typed in the HTML editor.
    • Feedback can also be given by using the buttons to Record Audio or Record Video (if computer is equipped with a microphone and/or webcam).
  3. Additionally, feedback can be provided by uploading a previously created file which can be attached by clicking Add a File.
  4. When the feedback has been provided, click Publish to make the grade and feedback available to the student or Save Draft to wait and publish all grades at same time.
Evaluate Submission
Evaluate Submission
Note: It is possible to use a rubric to assess dropbox submissions. See the Atomic Learning Tutorial titled: Associating Rubrics with Dropbox and Quizzes.

EVALUATING NON-SUBMISSIONS

It is possible for instructors to leave feedback in the dropbox for students who submitted the assignment outside of Desire2Learn or who did not complete the assignment at all.

  1. Navigate to the Desire2Learn course.
  2. Choose Dropbox in the navigation bar.
  3. Click the dropdown arrow to the right of the dropbox folder and select View Submissions.
  4. Select Email Users without Submissions.
  5. An email message appears with the users who have not submitted an assignment in the To: field.
  6. Compose a message and click Send.
Email users without submissions
Email Users without Submissions

Additional information on Assessing Dropbox Assignments can be found at Leaving Feedback and Grading Dropbox Descriptions in the Desire2Learn Online Resource Center. Following this link will direct you away from the UW-Platteville KnowledgeBase

If you have questions, please contact the DLC Help Desk at 608.342.1303, or 877.854.3083. You can also visit the DLC Help Desk's web page for information on hours of availability.




Keywords:D2L desire2learn assess dropbox assignments   Doc ID:53226
Owner:Beth A.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2015-06-25 07:54 CSTUpdated:2016-03-10 15:48 CST
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