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Previewing Dropbox

The preview option enables you to see the Dropbox tool as a student sees it. You can go through the steps that students go through to submit files, review their submissions, and check for grades and feedback.You can make a preview submission visible on the Submissions page, but you cannot assign feedback, grades, or rubric scores to it because it is not tied to a real student.

Previewing File Submission

  1. Click Dropbox on the Navigation Bar and click More Actions and Preview
  2. Click the name of the folder you want to submit an assignment to
  3. Click the Add a File button.
    1. Browse for the file you want to submit. You can attach files from your local computer or storage device, or from a personal or group locker.
    2. Click Upload.
  4. Enter any Comments you want to submit with the file.
  5. Select the Allow this preview submission to be available in the dropbox folder option if you want to search for and view the file on the Folder Submissions page after you leave the Preview area.
  6. Click Submit to submit the file and comments.

    previewing dropbox file submission

Previewing Feedback

  1. Click Dropbox on the Navigation Bar and click More Actions and Preview.
  2. Click the View Feedback icon. This option only appears if you have left feedback on the submitted file

    Previewing Dropbox feedback
     
  3. Click the Download All Files button to download any attachments left for you.

Preview the Submission History

  1. Click Dropbox on the Navigation Bar and click More Actions and Preview
  2. Click the View History button
  3. Select the folder you want to review and click the Apply button.