Creating a dropbox assignment

  1. Log in as a D2L Brightspace instructor.
  2. Select the course that you'd like to create an assignment in.
  3. From the navigation at the top of the course page, select Assignments.
  4. Select the blue New Folder button.
  5. Give your folder a name.
  6. For group assignments only: You can skip this step if your assignment is intended for individual student submissions. However, if you'd like to set up a group assignment, select Group submission folder under Folder Type.

    You can learn more about creating group categories here.

    Only one student can submit to a group assignment. It will say who has submitted in the dropbox inbox.

  7. Select the Restrictions tab.
  8. Ensure the Hidden from users checkbox is unchecked.
  9. Ensure the following checkboxes are checked:
    • Has due date
    • Has start date
    • Has end date.

    Assignment dates are optional.

  10. Select the Turnitin tab.
  1. Log in as a D2L Brightspace instructor.
  2. Select the course that you'd like to create an assignment in.
  3. From the navigation at the top of the course page, select Assignments.
  4. Select the blue New Folder button.
  5. Give your folder a name.
  6. Select the Evaluation & Feedback section.
  7. Select the Manage Turnitin link from the Turnitin integration section.

  1. Ensure the Enable GradeMark for this folder and Enable Originality Check options are checked.

  2. Under Transfer, select Automatically sync grades as Draft in Brightspace.
  3. Under Display, select Allow learners to see Turnitin similarity scores in their Dropbox folder.

  4. To customize the assignment further and find Turnitin's optional settings, select the More Options in Turnitin button.

    Learn more about Turnitin's additional options here.

Please note that D2L does not support text submissions when integrated with Turnitin.

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