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Using the Dropbox in D2L 10.3

This document describes how to use the dropbox in D2L from the student perspective.

Uploading a Document

ClClick on Dropbox in the Navigation bar. Then click on the Dropbox folder you want to submit files to.

Dropbox in D2L allows you to upload files from your ePortfolio, links from sites such as or, audio recordings, and files stored on your computer. For this example, I am going to upload a Microsoft Word document from my computer to the Dropbox folder Introduction to Dropbox.

2.       Click on Add a File.

add a file

1.       From here, a new window will appear. Click the Upload button, or simply drag and drop your files into the dotted line. Note: Uploading files will NOT work when using Google Chrome.

click here to add a file

1.       Once you have selected the file you want to upload, click Add in the bottom left of the window. The window will close and then click Submit.

2.       After you click Submit, you will see a confirmation page. It is simply an overview of the file(s) you just submitted. At this point, the file has been successfully submitted and you will be sent an email confirmation. Click Done.

Reading Feedback on a Dropbox Submission


1.       Sometimes, professors will leave their feedback on your paper in D2L. To view these comments, click on Dropbox in the Navigation Bar.

2.       This page will show you all of the Dropbox folders that your professor has made. You can also see any scores you may have received, number of submissions, a due date, and feedback. To view feedback, click on View. Unread feedback will have bold letters.

view feedback

Sometimes, professors will set up an Updates section on the Course Home page. Updates is a simple notification area that will inform you of things such as unread discussions, quizzes not yet attempted, and of course dropbox feedback. To view the feedback, click on the notification. See Step 2 for the rest of the instructions.


Keywords:D2L, student,dropbox, common problems, upload, upload a file, feedback, reading feedback   Doc ID:43213
Owner:Todd D.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2014-08-26 13:14 CSTUpdated:2014-08-26 13:20 CST
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