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Pro Tip

Don't include special characters or accent marks in the file name. These can prevent your file from uploading.

 

Add a file to Drop Box using Drag and Drop

Drop Box allows you to share documents with only the instructor. If available, check the box to send an email notification to the instructor to alert them that you have added something to your Drop Box.

  1. Click the Add drop-down menu next to the folder in which you would like to add the file, and then select [Upload Files].
  2. Click, hold and drag the file(s) from your computer into the file upload box in TRACS and drop the file by releasing. To remove a file, click [Remove file] on the the document.

NOTE: You can select multiple files for upload by holding the Command (Mac) or Control (Windows) key while selecting files. However, you can only select one folder at a time for upload.

  1. If you'd like to notify the participant that you've added an item to their Drop Box, click the box next to Send an email notification to the user. This option is only available if you have enabled Drop Box notifications.
  2. Click [Continue] to finish.

Add a File to Drop Box 

  1. Click the Add drop down menu to the right of the folder in which you want to upload an item.
  2. Select [Upload Files].
  3. You can upload your files in two ways: by file browser or a drag and drop method. To use the drag and drop method, please see the section, Adding a File to a Participant's Drop Box Folder using Drag and Drop.
  4. To browse for a file, click [Switch to file browser upload?].
  5. Click [Browse] to search for the file on your computer. Select the file and click [Open]. The display name will by default be the original file name. If you wish to change the name, modify the Display Name field.

Special Note to Mac users: When uploading a file, make sure the file extension (e.g., .gif, .doc, .ppt) is present. If a file extension is not present, anyone attempting to download or view the file will receive an error message.

  1. If you want to add additional information for the document, click [Add details for this item]. You can also add a description of the file if you wish.
  2. Click [Add another file] to upload more than one file at a time.
  3. If you'd like to notify the participant that you've added an item to their Drop Box, click the box next to Send an email notification to the user. This option is only available if you have enabled Drop Box notifications.
  4. Click [Upload files now] to finish, or click [Cancel] to exit.

FAQs and Basic Troubleshooting

For FAQs and Basic Troubleshooting, please visit our Drop Box Help page.