How to create a dropbox assignment


This article provides faculty with steps to create a dropbox assignment. Creating a dropbox assignment allows students to easily submit their work.


An internet-connected device with a web browser (Edge, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari).


Create a Dropbox Assignment

  1. On the navbar, click Assessments > Dropbox.

  2. On the Dropbox Folders page, click New Folder.

  3. Enter a Name, Instructions, and add any Attachments.

  4. Select an Assignment Type, Individual assignment, or Group assignment. Group assignment enables you to have one submission per group, but you must associate the assignment with a Group Category. Any group member can submit and view files for a group assignment.

  5. Select a Submission type.
    • For File submissions, set the number of Files Allowed Per Submission and the Submission rules.
    • For Text submissions, set the Submission rules.
    • For On paper submissions, set Marked as completed to one of the available options: Manually by learners, Automatically on evaluation, or Automatically on due date.
    • For Observed in-person assignments, set Marked as completed to one of the available options: Manually by learners, Automatically on evaluation, or Automatically on the due date.
  6. Do any of the following:
    • To receive an email message when a new submission is uploaded to this assignment, in the Notification Email field, enter your email address, or a comma-separated list of email addresses.
    • To associate the assignment with a category, select a Category or click New Category.
    • To assign a score, in the Score Out Of field, enter a value. If there's also an associated grade item, maintain consistency by matching the value of the Out Of field to the grade item's Max. Points value.
    • To associate the assignment with a grade item in your grade book, select a Grade Item, or click New Grade Item. Note that only numeric grade items can be associated with assignments.
    • To change the display settings for the assignment's grade item, click the Student View Preview context menu, then Edit Display Settings.
    • To associate a rubric to the assignment, click Add Rubric, or Create Rubric in New Window.
    • To hide annotation tools in the document viewer, under Annotation tools, uncheck the Make annotation tools available for assessment check box. Note: The use of annotation tools must be enabled for your course to see the option to disable annotation tools.
  7. Click Save.

Enable Turnitin for a Dropbox Assignment

Turnitin is a plagiarism checker for papers submitted to dropbox. You can also use the Turnitin Feedback Studio to write/mark directly on the student’s paper.

  1. On the Edit Folder page, in the Turnitin Integration area, select Enable Turnitin for this folder.

  2. To set more advanced options, click More Options in Turnitin. This opens the Turnitin Assignment window.

  3. Configure the desired settings in the OriginalityCheckarea, and the GradeMarkarea if GradeMarkis activated for your org unit.

  4. Click Save and Close.

Additional Resources

How to create a Dropbox assignment (Video)

How to create a submission folder and enable Turnitin

Create a Dropbox Assignment

What file types are supported in Dropbox assignments?


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