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Submitting to and Viewing Feedback in Assessment Dropbox


To see how to submit to an assessment dropbox in VU Collaborate and how to view assessment feedback in VU Collaborate, please see the short videos below.

      

 

There are currently four types of dropboxes:

File Submission: Students can upload all file types to a max file size of 1 GB. For files greater than 1 GB, we suggest you upload elsewhere and instead comment a link.

Text Only Submission: Students will be required to submit their assessment via a text box that is connected to the dropbox, no actual file is submitted. Instructor/teacher will assess the text that is uploaded into the dropbox. 

On Paper Submission: Students will submit their assessment on paper in class and receive an automatic submission to the dropbox. Staff can evaluate each submission automatically or manually. 

Observed in Person: Students will be assessed in person and receive an automatic submission to the dropbox. Staff can evaluate each submission automatically or manually.  

 This guide covers the following topics, use these links for easier navigation.

Submit to an Assessment Dropbox Folder 


 1. Access the unit space in VU Collaborate where you wish to submit an assessment.

2. On the main navigation bar, click Assessment.  

3. Select Dropbox.

  Assessments and select dropbox 

 4. You should now see the Assessment Dropbox Folders page. Next, open the folder that requires a submission. 

  Open folder that requires submissionpng

  5. Click Add a File to submit a file. 

   Dropbox Submit File

 6. A pop up window will appear, allowing you to attach files from your local computer or storage device, a personal locker, a group locker, ePortfolio or from your OneDrive Files.  

  Dropbox Add a file

7. Select the location of your assessment, then select your file.  

8. Provide any Comments you wish to submit with the file.

9. Click Submit.

  Provide any comments with assessmentspng

10. This is the confirmation screen. You will also receive an email confirmation of your submission. 

Confirmation email

11. Ensure your file is correct and successfully uploaded. Once completed, click Done. 


View History provides a view of your previous submissions. A list of submitted files displays on the Submission History page. You can view each file size, submission date, whether comments were included with it, and who has retrieved it. For group dropbox folders, you can check who submitted each file. 

Upload More Files allows for additional submissions to the current dropbox.  

Submitting Group Work to an Assessment Dropbox Folder 


 Any user in your group can submit files to the assessment dropbox folder. The Submissions column indicates how many files your group has submitted.

1. On the Assessment Dropbox Folders page, click on the group dropbox folder you want to submit to. Group dropbox folders have a Group icon Icon group beside their names.

Group dropbox to submit assessment into

  2. Follow the submission instructions above from Step 5 - 11. 

Reviewing your Assessment Dropbox Folder Submission History


A list of submitted files are available on the Submission History page. You can view each files size, submission date, whether comments were included with it, and who has retrieved it. For group dropbox folders, you can check who submitted each file.

Follow the instructions below to view submission history:

1. On the Assessment Dropbox Folders page, click on the numerical value under the submissions column.

 Submission view

 2. On the Submission History, you can change which assessment history to view by adjusting the drop-field. 

 Submission history

 3. Click Apply once an assessment has been selected.

Viewing Feedback in Assessment Dropbox 


1. When you have new feedback on an assessment dropbox, you will receive notifications in VU Collaborate. These will appear in the upper notification window and in the updates section. 
 

notification bell

Notification message

Once in the Dropbox folder, you will see the word Unread in the Evaluation Status column of your Assessment Dropbox. Click the word Unread to view the feedback left on your submission.

Feedback view2

If a teacher has left annotations on your assessment using the annotation tool, then the following message will appear: View Inline Feedback. To read the feedback, simply click on View Inline Feedback

View inline feedback using annotation tool

Once inside, you shall be able to view the annotations left by your teacher. 

Viewing annotation notes

If a teacher has left feedback without using the annotation tool, then the following image will appear: Feedback: Unread. To read the feedback simply click on Feedback: Unread.

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2. You will be able to view your grade, rubric and feedback comments from the View Feedback page. 

3. When you are finished viewing feedback, click Done

Rubric comment view 001