D2L Dropbox - About the Dropbox and How to Submit Assignments

Learn how to use the Dropbox tool in your course.

  • Students use the Dropbox tool to upload and submit assignments to submissions folders in Brightspace, eliminating the need to email or physically submit their work to instructors. 
  • Instructors use the Dropbox tool to see users’ submission times, download assignment submissions folders to their computer, view submissions on the Evaluate Submission page, and return submissions with grades and feedback. 
  • Instructors can view users' submissions and submission dates, eliminating the need to collect assignments and making it easy to track when files were submitted. 
  • Instructors can create categories to group and organize assignment submissions folders. They can also restrict access to assignment submissions folders by date and time, group membership, or provide special access. 

How to submit assignments

  1. From the navbar, click Dropbox
  2. On the Dropbox submission folders page, click on the folder you want to submit to.
  3. To browse for the file you want to submit, click Add a File. You can attach files from your local computer or storage device, a personal locker, a group locker or ePortfolio.
  4. You can select Add a File, Record Video, or Record Audio to add feedback. When you finish a recording, click Add
  5. Enter any comments you want to submit with the file.
  6. Click Submit

If your instructor is evaluating your submission with a rubric, it will be displayed on the submission page.

View feedback on your submission

  1. From the navbar, click  Dropbox.
  2. On the submission folders page, click View in the Feedback column beside the folder containing your submission.
  3. View your grade, rubric assessment, and feedback comments.
  4. To download feedback attachments, click Download All Files
  5. When you are finished viewing feedback, click Done

Understanding due dates and end dates

A due date is the submission deadline of an assignment in your course. This date is specific to assignments only. 

End dates are attached to submission folders. The end date is the final date a Dropbox folder is available for you to submit assignments to, regardless of the due date. Once the end date of the folder is past, you are no longer able to submit an assignment, no matter what the assignment's due date is.   

Keywords:d2l d2l@uwm learn@uw learnuw luw brightspace desire2learn dropbox tool assignment assignments submit file homework upload share project   Doc ID:66270
Owner:David D.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2016-08-18 15:24 CSTUpdated:2019-07-08 12:18 CST
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