Assignments Submission Folders

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Intended Audience

WSU instructors currently using Brightspace and interested in Assignments Submission Folders (formerly Dropboxes) in their Brightspace courses.


The Brightspace Assignments tool is an electronic storage space where students can submit documents and assignments. Assignments Submission Folders will accept most file formats including .doc, PDF, PowerPoint, QuickTime movie files and audio files. Student submissions are date and time stamped. This tools is also helpful when managing due dates or deadlines. The Dropbox can be set to shut down at a specific time.

Creating an Assignments Submissions Folder

How do I set up Assignments Submission Folders?

The following video playlist shows how to configure a Assignments Submission Folder, associate Assignments with a grade item, and download Assignment Submission Folders to your laptop for grading offline.

Creating an Assignments Submission Folder

Associating Assignment Submission Folder With a Grade Item

The power of Assignment Submission Folders is the functionality of being able to read submitted documents and then grade them at the same time. In the following video you will learn how to associate Assignments with Grade Items.

Grading Assignments Offline

Grading Assignments

There are two ways you can grade files submitted to Assignments. Most work online to grade papers and other files and the first video below explains the way instructors can grade their assignments when they are online.

Grading Submissions to a Assignments Submission Folder

Other times you may be working in a space where the internet connection is poor or you do not have access and want to work on grading offline. The following video explains how you can donwload, grade, and upload grades and feedback once you are connected.

Grading Assignments Offline

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