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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 “OriginalityCheck”.


To associate the Dropbox with an item in your Gradebook, click on the dropdown menu under Grade Item and select the appropriate item. Note that the item will only appear if you have previously created the grade item. If you have not, click on New Grade Item to create an item (column) in your gradebook. Enter the point value for the assignment.

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Under Submission Options, select whether the Dropbox will accept only one file per submission or multiple files. Also, indicate whether only one submission, per student, will be accepted or if students can submit multiple times.


Save your changes.


Video: Create a Dropbox Folder