In D2L, you can set the Dropbox Submission Type to one of several categories. The steps on how to do this and descriptions of these categories will be listed below.

1Go to the Dropbox Tab in D2L.

2Click on the dropdown arrow to the right of the Dropbox folder you want to edit and choose Edit Folder in the list of options that appear.

3Click on the Submission & Completion Dropdown menu on the right-hand side of the webpage.

4There will be a category titled "Submission Type". By default, File submission is set.


Click on File Submission to see the various types of Submissions. Here is a quick explanation of each:

  1. File Submission: Default-- used to accept digital files, which can be further modified by restricting file types. The steps to do that can be found here.
  2. Text Submission: Students will get a textbox that they can type or copy and paste their answer into and then submit.
  3. On Paper Submission: a physical version of the assignment is given to the instructor. No submission required.
  4. Observed in Person: Allows the instructor to use the Dropbox to evaluate students. This can be used for in-person presentations, posters, or other similar activities. No submission is required.

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