Blackboard Academic Suite User Manual

Blackboard Academic Suite User Manual

Blackboard Academic Suite

Overview

User Manual

Digital Drop Box

The Digital Drop Box enables Students to exchange files with the Instructor. Digital

Drop Box is only available as a Course Tool, it is not an Institution Tool.

Note:

A file added to the Drop Box will not appear to the Instructor until it has been sent. Once a file has been sent to the Instructor, it cannot be removed from the Drop

Box.

Find this page

Follow the steps below to open the Digital Drop Box page.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Open a course Web site for a course.

Click

Tools

on the course menu.

Select

Digital Drop Box

.

Functions

The following functions are available from the Digital Drop box page.

Function

Add File

Send File

Remove

Description

Upload files to the Drop Box.

Send a file to the Instructor.

Remove a file from the Drop Box.

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Tips and Tricks

The following date and time information is included in files:

 files sent to the Instructor will show the date and time submitted files that are added to the Drop Box but not sent will show the date and time posted

 files sent from the Instructor will show the date and time received

Note:

The date and time displayed in each instance is not the date and time on the user ’ s machine, rather, it is the date and time on the

Blackboard Learning System

server.

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Add File to the Digital Drop Box

Overview

The Digital Drop Box page enables Students to exchange files with the Instructor. Files are added to the Digital Drop Box from the Add File page. The Add File page requests information on the title, file location, and any comments regarding the file. A file is not automatically sent to the Instructor if it is placed in the Drop Box through the

Add

File

option. Files must be sent through the

Send File

option.

Files that are added to the Drop Box but not sent will show the date and time posted.

Once the file is sent to the Instructor it will show the date and time submitted.

Note:

The date and time displayed in each instance is not the date and time on the user ’ s machine, rather, it is the date and time on the

Blackboard Learning System

server.

Find this page

Follow the steps below to open the Add File page.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Open a course Web site.

Click

Tools

on the course menu.

Select

Digital Drop Box

.

Click

Add File

.

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Fields

The table below details the fields on this page.

Field

File Information

Title:

File:

Comments:

Click

Browse

Description

Enter the title of the file.

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comments will appear beneath the title on the Drop Box page.

to locate a file or enter the exact path.

Enter any comments related to the file. These

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Send File from the Digital Drop Box

Overview

Students can select a file from the Digital Drop Box to send to the Instructor or select a file not in the Digital Drop Box on the

Send File

page. A file sent to the Instructor that is not in the Digital Drop Box will be added to the Student ’ s Drop Box when it is sent.

Files that are added to the Drop Box but not sent will show the date and time posted.

Once the file is sent to the Instructor it will show the date and time submitted.

Note:

The date and time displayed in each instance is not the date and time on the user ’ s machine, rather, it is the date and time on the

Blackboard Learning System

server.

Find this page

Follow the steps below to open the Send File page.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Open a course Web site.

Click

Tools

on the course menu.

Select

Digital Drop Box

.

Click

Send File

.

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Fields

The table below details the fields on this page.

Field

File Information

Select File:

Title:

File:

Comments:

Description

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Click the drop-down arrow and select the file to send.

Enter the title of the file.

Click

Browse

Instructor.

to upload a file and send it to the

Enter any comments about the file. These comments will appear beneath the title on the Drop Box page.

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