D2L: Create a Dropbox in Content


Additional information on creating a dropbox in content can be found at Creating and Managing Dropbox in the Desire2Learn Online Resource Center.  Following this link will direct you away from the UW-Platteville KnowledgeBase.

  • Instructor access to a Desire2Learn Course
  1. Log into Desire2Learn.
  2. Select a course.
  3. Click Content from the navigation bar.
  4. Locate the module where the dropbox is to appear.
  5. Click the dropdown arrow next to New.
New Dropdown List
New Dropdown List
  1. Choose New Dropbox.
  2. Type in a title and choose if the folder is for individual submission or group submission.
Create a Dropbox Window in Content
Create a Dropbox Window in Content
  1. Use the HTML Editor window to type in instructions about the assignment for the student to review.
  2. To immediately make the Dropbox available to users click Publish.
  3. To publish or make available to users at a later date, click Save as Draft.
Options When adding a Dropbox to Content
Options When Adding a Dropbox to Content
  1. Click Add Attachments and a drag/drop box will be displayed that provides a means to upload documents, record audio and/or video files, and to select a file that already exists in the course.
  2. Activity Details provide further control of a student submission. A grade item can be associated with the dropbox and the completion status set.
  3. Content restrictions and dates can be added.
  4. Click on the Options to make changes. Select from the dropdown menus how many files are allowed per submission and how many submissions the student can make.  
Note: All submissions are date stamped so it is easy for the instructor to determine the most recent submission if all submissions are kept.

Completion Summary

  1. The Completion Summary shows each student (or group) and what was submitted.  To view, click the hide/show icon ShowHideIcon.Faculty.1.PNGon the right side of the Completion Summary bar.  This is a toggle switch to hide/show the information. 
  2. The filters (All, Complete, Incomplete) allow a view of all students or only those who have completed or not completed the assignment.

Keywords:desire2learn Completion Summary   Doc ID:53231
Owner:Beth A.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2015-06-25 08:56 CSTUpdated:2016-03-25 07:48 CST
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