SmartSite's Drop Box vs. Assignments Tool

A Quick-Start Guide

Summary: Although the name Drop Box denotes a tool where it's easy for students to drop off work for grading, Assignments is actually the more useful tool for collecting, commenting on, and grading student work.

Task or Goal: Share documents with specific students, but not the entire class
Task or Goal: Collect student work
Task or Goal: Easily download files uploaded by students
Task or Goal: Comment on students' work
Task or Goal: Send grades directly to Gradebook from within the tool
Task or Goal: Have students submit in-line text (text typed into the text editor in SmartSite) instead of uploading documents