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Associating dropbox folders with grading items

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 24th February 2014

Pls consider additional sources on the bottom of this entry

to associate your dropbox folder with a grading items, go to your dropbox module

dropbox grading items

select the dropbox folder and click on edit folder

dropbox grading items edit folder


scroll down and choose the grading times, which needs to be associated with that folder.

dropbox grading items sellect item


Additional resources:

Grading a D2L Dropbox with a Rubric


D2L Dropbox: Creating a Dropbox Folder


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D2L Document Viewing Issue

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 13th January 2014

Per MnSCU System Office:

A few schools have reported a spinning “Loading” status when trying to view some documents in Content and in the Dropbox.  A temporary workaround is to click “Download” and view the document that way, rather than trying to view it from within Content or Dropbox. 

 If you are experiencing similar issues, please contact us.  

Further questions and inquiries? Please address to:

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Dropbox Due dates and End dates–what is the difference and why should I use them

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 15th October 2013

Q: How do Due Dates and End Dates work in Dropbox folders?


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What’s new for students in the last update of D2L?

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 24th June 2013

What’s new for students in D2L v. 10.1?

Please consider the following outline:


  • Layout and navigation
  • Course Overview
  • Upcoming Events
  • Completion Status
  • Download options
  • Content Viewer zoom control



  • Due date
  • Drag and drop


  • Collapsible topics
  • Counter display

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D2L issues / solutions: add a rubric to a Dropbox folder

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 23rd May 2013

Issue:  Why can’t I add a rubric to a Dropbox folder, Discussion topic, a Grade item or a Quiz?

Solution:  There are several possible reasons.  See them at


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next week D2L sessions: CourseBuilder, Competencies, Dropbox and Discussion List

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd February 2013

Please consider the following D2L sessions next week:

D2L Course Builder

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 3:00 PM until Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Location: MC 205 also
Instructor: Plamen Miltenoff

Discussion will include the use and efficacy of the tool. CourseBuilder as the focus of other tools: e.g. Content, Manage Files, Discussions, Dropbox, Quizzes, Grades, Competencies

Drag and drop interface and faster organization of the D2L course

D2L Competencies
Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 4:00 PM until Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 4:45 PM
Location: MC 205 also
Instructor:  Plamen Miltenoff

The Competencies tool enables you to assess learning outcomes and determine whether users have really acquired the knowledge, skills or abilities a learning experience is supposed to provide. Competencies track information about the knowledge, skills and abilities the people in your organization acquire as they participate in courses or other learning experiences.

D2L Discussions
Friday, March 01, 2013 at 10:00 AM until Friday, March 01, 2013 at 10:45 AM 
Location: MC 205 also 
Instructor: Plamen Miltenoff

D2L Dropbox
Friday, March 01, 2013 at 11:00 AM until Friday, March 01, 2013 at 11:45 AM 
Location: MC 205 also 
Instructor: Plamen Miltenoff

Bring your D2L questions!


Please share at days and times when you would like additional appointments.
For more and immediate information, follow us on Twitter: @scsutechinstruc #techworkshop

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TechEd Soiree Teaching with D2L: Lockers versus Dropbox

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 7th February 2013

What are Lockers:
The Locker is an electronic storage area for you to store your files. You can upload and download files from any computer and use them in D2L or transfer them from one computer to another. Only the owner of the Locker can view its contents unless the owner decides to mark something as public. If something is public than anyone that is in a D2L Course Site the owner is also in can see this file.

What is Dropbox: Dropbox provides a convenient way for students to electronically submit individual and group assignments and is a great way to have a paperless or nearly paperless course. You can provide feedback, assign grades, and return submissions with track changes all from a single location.

Overlap: students can submit assignments in their lockers and mark them public and instructor can set up a group dropbox, where students can see each other assignments.

Dropbox is much more “potent” tool to handle assignments (one can leave feedback, connect with “grading” etc.)

Both lockers and dropbox are used in a close conjunction with “Groups,” which will be discussed in our next TechEd Soiree

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