What’s happening to EEE DropBox?
EEE Canvas provides file distribution and assignment submission features. As such, EEE DropBox will be retired.
As an alternative, Google Drive provides unlimited space for the storage and sharing of files through Google Suite at UCI. It can be a great fit for both instructional and non-instructional use cases.
When will EEE DropBox be retired?
No timeline is currently available for the retirement of EEE DropBox, but we encourage all EEE DropBox users to explore the alternate tools available within OIT provided-tools.
What should I use instead?
The alternatives listed for each use case are described in further detail in the “List of alternatives” section, below.
|Use case||OIT-supported Alternative|
|Instructor sharing files with students in a class||EEE Canvas Files|
|Collection and return of assignments from students within a class||EEE Canvas Assignment|
|Return files scanned by the RapidReturn service||Keep using EEE DropBox for now (see below)|
|Students sharing files with other students within a class||EEE Canvas Discussion, provided course settings are adjusted|
|Non-class based sharing of files||Google Drive|
|Confidential collection of files (non-class based)||
List of alternatives to EEE DropBox
EEE DropBox facilitates both the collection and sharing of files with either the members of a class, or an outside group. The alternatives listed for each use case are described in further detail in the “List of alternatives” section, below.
EEE Canvas Assignments
Assignments in Canvas are similar to the AssignmentSubmission folder in EEE DropBox. If you use SpeedGrader to grade assignments, students can review their assignments within Canvas, similar to retrieving work from an AssignmentReturn folder.
- What are assignments: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-2614
- How do I create an online assignment: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-2651
- Learn more about EEE Canvas Assignments: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-4131#jive_content_id_Assignments
EEE Canvas Files
Files in Canvas are similar to the ClassFiles folders in EEE DropBox.
- What is Canvas Files: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-2716
- How do I use Files as an instructor: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-2727
- Learn more about EEE Canvas Files: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-4131#jive_content_id_Files
Available within the OIT-support Google Apps, Drive is a great way to store and share files.
- Learn more: https://support.google.com/drive#topic=14940
What about RapidReturn?
We are still investigating the most appropriate way to continue to offer the RapidReturn service in a Canvas environment. You should continue to use RapidReturn via the EEE DropBox. When we have identified a new process, we’ll reach out to all RapidReturn users directly to assist them with migrating.
Still have questions?
If you still have questions about EEE DropBox or RapidReturn please do not hesitate to Contact Us.
It’s important we know what you need so we can work to ensure this is a smooth transition; we want to hear from you!