OWL: Using Drop Box Using Drop Box Drop Box allows you to privately share files with individual students. When the tool is added to your site, a folder is automatically created for each student. The Drop Box tool functions similarly to the Resources tool. In this guide, you will learn to: A. Navigate Drop Box B. Upload a File C. Create a Folder A. Navigate Drop Box On the main Drop Box page, a folder for each student is listed. Within each student’s folder, both the instructor and the student can upload files and create folders. Please Note: in OWL’s Drop Box, there is no mechanism to share files with multiple students - it is only for sharing files on an individual basis. 1. To expand all student folders to see the files inside, click on the “Expand” icon in the header row of the folder list. 2. Set a visual notification for recently updated folders through the “Highlight individual dropboxes with recent changes” drop-down menu. Folders with recent changes will show a star in the top-right corner. A plus sign on the folder indicates file(s) inside. Click "Add" to add items to a Drop Box (see part B below) OWL: Using Drop Box B. Upload a File 1. To upload a file, click on the “Add” box beside the folder you wish to add the file to and select “Upload Files”. 2. On the Upload Files page, click on the “Browse” button to browse to the file on your computer. The file name will automatically be placed in the “Display Name” box and can be altered to suit your needs. 3. In the “Copyright Status” drop-down menu, select a status for your file. You are required to enter a copyright status for each item. The “More Info” link will take you to Western University’s copyright website. Please Note: The maximum size that an Instructor can upload at one time is 1024MB (1GB). 4. If you wish to upload another file, click the “Add Another File” link. You can also drag and drop multiple files into the upload space to upload at once. 5. If you wish to send an email notification to the student about the file, check the “Send an email notification to the user” box. C. Create a Folder Creating folders can help to keep files organized. To create a folder, click on the “Add” box and select “Create Folders”. 1. On the Create Folders page, enter the name for the folder in the “Folder Name” box. 2. If you wish to create another folder, click on the “Add Another Folder” link. A second text box will appear. 3. When you have finished, click the “Create Folders Now” button. You will be returned to the main Drop Box page.