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File Upload Problems

A number of things can prevent a someone from uploading a file to a Dropbox folder, Content, Discussion, or other tool. File Size Files larger than 1GB might not upload. Slow Internet Connection Although there is no set connection speed required, slow speeds can cause the upload process to time out. File Name Too Long or Contains Unsupported Characters Keep file names under 45 characters and avoid the following characters in file names: \ / […]

Fix a Faulty Question After Students have Taken the Quiz

Key Points If you alter a question in a quiz that some students have already taken, Pilot will preserve the old version of the question for those students who took the quiz before the change. Only students who take the quiz after you edit a question will see the edited version of the question. You can reassign points for those who answered the original question. Follow the steps below in the section called Fix the […]

How Students See Quiz Results

Here is how students see results, such as what questions they got right or wrong. This assumes the instructor has set up the “submission view” to allow students to see more than just their grade. Click “Assessment” on the course navbar and choose “Quizzes and Exams.” On the Quizzes page, click the little downward-pointing arrow next to the quiz and choose “Submissions.” There will be a list of attempts the student submitted for the quiz. […]

Create Dropbox Folders

The Dropbox tool enables your students to submit assignment files, in Pilot, eliminating the need for them to email their work to you. When creating the Dropbox, you have the option of enabling the plagiarism-detection tool, TurnItIn. To create a Dropbox, open your course and click on Assessment in the navigation bar. Choose Dropbox from the menu. Click on New Folder.  Name the Dropbox. If you want to use the plagiarism-detection tool (TurnItIn), check the box that says Enable for this folder under […]

Dropbox Overview

In Pilot’s Dropbox tool, you can create folders to which students upload assignments. Typically, you make one folder for each assignment and students upload Microsoft Word documents, or other file types. You can then view and grade their submissions. You can also make group folders where any student in a group can upload a file on behalf of all the members of the group. At Wright State, we have Turnitin plagiarism detection integrated with Pilot’s […]


In this section Rubrics Overview: What rubrics are and when to use them. Holistic Rubrics: When you want to assess an activity has a whole, not break it down into parts. Analytic Rubrics: When you want to separately assess parts of an assignment, and create an overall score from those parts. Attach Rubrics: You can attach rubrics to grade items, dropbox folders, and discussion topics.

How Students Access Turnitin Feedback

If you use Turnitin to grade or give feedback, students will be able to view your feedback through their Dropbox submission. First, though, you have must allow students access to the feedback. Give Students Access to Turnitin Results Under “Assessment,” choose “Dropbox.” In the list of dropbox folders, click the downward arrow to the right of the name of the folder and choose “Edit Folder.” On the “Edit Folder” page, scroll to the bottom and […]

Paste Text From Word into Pilot

Simple Paste using Shift Key To paste text from Microsoft Word into a quiz question or other text box in Pilot, use a keyboard shortcut that will strip out Word’s formatting. Otherwise, quiz answers may not line up with their check boxes, for example. The clean-paste shortcut in Windows is Control-Shift-V The clean-paste shortcut on a Mac is Command-Shift-V Clean Paste that Keeps Document Structure While pasting with the shift key is great for small […]

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