D2L - Investigate Missing Dropbox Submission

Last Updated: 08/16/2017
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The following documentation will show how to use the Submission Log within the Dropbox tool in D2L. The Submission Log contains a record of all activity for a particular Dropbox folder: when students visited the submission page, when they actually made submissions, and if any files were later deleted or restored. This is especially useful for instructors to investigate situations where a student believes he or she submitted an assignment that can no longer be found.

Step 1

Log into your Desire2Learn course.

Step 2

From the Assessments drop-down menu, click Dropbox.

Step 3

Click on the name of the Dropbox folder you wish to examine.

Step 4

Click on Submission Log.

Step 5

Review the Submission Log. If the student viewed the submission page for the Dropbox folder, you will see a Started event showing when this occurred. If they submitted their assignment successfully, you will also see a Submitted event.

Step 6

If a submission has been deleted, you can restore it by clicking Restore.