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D2L: DELETE A DROPBOX OR DROPBOX CATEGORY

Dropboxes and dropbox categories may need to be deleted for various reasons. However, one reason you may need to delete a dropbox category, is because of duplicate categories that are created during repeated content copies from a course shell. Since categories are only seen on the Dropbox page if they are used, having duplicates often goes unnoticed until new dropboxes are created. Because each category represents a group heading on the dropbox page, selecting different instances of the category name will result in multiple groupings with the same heading.

Delete a dropbox:
  1. Log into D2L.
  2. Find and select your course.
  3. Click on the Dropbox option at the top of the page.
  4. Click on the down arrow next to the dropbox you would like to delete, and then click Delete Folder.
Delete a Dropbox

Delete a dropbox category:
  1. Log into D2L.
  2. Find and select your course.
  3. Click on the Dropbox option at the top of the page.
  4. Click on the trash can icon next to the category you would like to delete.
Delete a Category
DUPLICATE CATEGORIES:

Categories need to be assigned to a dropbox before they can be deleted. Follow these instructions to assign a category to a dropbox, and then follow the instructions for deleting a category.

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Example of a Duplicate Category
  1. Log into D2L.
  2. Find and select your course.
  3. Click on the Dropbox option at the top of the page.
  4. Click on the down arrow next to any dropbox, and then click Edit.
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  1. Assign the category that you would like to delete to the dropbox.
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  1. Click on Save and Close.
  2. Follow the directions shown above for deleting the category that you have associated to this dropbox. Once all of the duplicates have been deleted, reassign the folder to the correct category.



Keywords:Duplicate   Doc ID:61260
Owner:Beth A.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2016-02-28 15:32 CDTUpdated:2016-08-17 17:49 CDT
Sites:UW Platteville
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