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Creating an Assessment Dropbox

Assessment Dropbox tool allows you to create an online submission area where students can submit their assignments. This tool enables you to keep track of assessments and to mark them easily. This guide demonstrates how you can create Assessment Dropbox, set due dates and activate originality check with Turnitin.

Step 1: Access Assessment Dropbox

accessing assessment dropbox

  1. Click Assessments in the navbar.
  2. Click Assessment Dropbox

New Folder with red square

  1. Once you are in the Assessment Dropbox area, click New Folder.


Step 2: Create a New Folder

New Folder - Properties Tab


This is the snapshop of the Properties tab. The following steps are found on this same page.

New Folder - Name

new folder

Name the folder

Originality Check

Originality check

Tick the box if you want to activate Turnitin for originality check

Folder Type

Folder type

Choose a type of Folder:

  • Individual submission
  • Group submission

If the type is Group, then choose the group category from the Group Category.



Choose a Category.

Tip: If you don’t have one set up, you can create one from [New Category]. This category can organise your assessment items.

Grade Item

grade item

Choose a Grade Item from the Gradebook that you would like to associate.

Tip: if you don’t have one set up, you can create one from [New Grade Item]

Out Of

out of

Type in the maximum score, if you have associated this dropbox with a grade item.

Student View Preview

Student View Preview1

Select Student View Preview. Click on the arrow to give you a pop up.

Student View Preview

Select the options that you want students to view.



Add Rubric if you have one already.

Tip: if you don’t have one set up, you can create one from [Create Rubric in New Window].

Tip: If you set up your default rubric, choose one from the dropdown menu.



Write Instructions if/as appropriate.

My ePortfolio Artefacts

my eporfolio

Tick the box if you want to allow students to add this folder to their ePortfolio.

Attached Files

Attach Files

Click Add a File to attach a file (e.g. word doc).

Submission Options

Submission Options

Select the relevant Submission Options.

Click Save and Close


Step 3: Set Due Dates



Click on Restrictions

  1. Availability - Assign Start Date, Due Date and End Date as appropriate
  2. Release Conditions – add if any
  3. Special Access - choose appropriate settings.
  4. Save and Close

Further Support

Visit the VU Collaborate Help site[https://blendedlearning.vu.edu.au] for up to date information and resources on blended learning. Provide feedback on this help resource by visiting the Help Site Feeback forum [https://blendedlearning.vu.edu.au/forum/helpsite-feedback.html].

Contact ITS Service Desk on (03) 9919 2777 or via self-service[http://servicedesk.vu.edu.au] for further technical support.



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