How do I create folders in File Drop?

Site participants can create folders in File Drop to organize files within the personal File Drop folders of students and collaboration site members.

Students and collaboration site members only have access to folders within their own File Drop.  View the steps for students and site members to create folders.

Instructors and site administrators can access each student's or member's folder, and create additional folders within the File Drop folder for a specific student or member.  View the steps for instructors and site administrators to create folders.

Video Guide

Step-by-Step Instructions

Create folders as Students and Members.

Go to File Drop.

Select the File Drop tool from the tool menu of your site.

Select Actions, then Create Folders.
  1. To the right of the File Drop folder where you would like to place the new folder(s), select the Actions menu.
  2. Select Create Folders.

Note: On mobile devices or small screens, the Actions menu displays as a down arrow icon.

Enter the Folder Name.
Add folder details. (Optional)
  1. If desired, select Add details for this item to edit the folder's details.
  2. When you click to Add details, the link will change to Hide details for this item and you will be able to type a Description in the box provided.  If you enter a description, you and instructors or site administrators will be able to see it by selecting a letter i icon (Item description) to the right of the folder in File Drop.
Add multiple folders. (Optional)

If you would like to create multiple folders, select the Add Another Folder link. Another Folder Name text box will display.

Note: You can add as many folders as you want by selecting Add Another Folder.

Select Create Folders Now.

At the bottom of the screen, select Create Folders Now.

View folders in File Drop.
  1. The new folders are displayed slightly indented under the folder in which they are located.
  2. If you added a Description for a folder, you can open the description by clicking on the letter i icon (Item description).

Create folders as Instructors and Administrators.

Go to File Drop.

Select the File Drop tool from the tool menu of your site.

Select Actions, then Create Folders.
  1. To the right of the student's or member's File Drop folder where you would like to place the new folder(s), select the Actions menu.
  2. Select Create Folders.

Note: On mobile devices or small screens, the Actions menu displays as a down arrow icon.

Enter the Folder Name.
Add folder details. (Optional)
  1. If desired, select Add details for this item to edit the folder's details.
  2. When you select Add details, the link will change to Hide details for this item and you will be able to type a Description in the box provided.  If you enter a description, you and the student or member will be able to see it by selecting a letter i icon (Item description) to the right of the folder in File Drop.

Tip: Some instructors use item descriptions to add comments in response to student submissions in File Drop.

Add multiple folders. (Optional)

If you would like to create multiple folders, select the Add Another Folder link. Another Folder Name text box will display.

Note: You can add as many folders as you want by selecting Add Another Folder.

Select Create Folders Now.

At the bottom of the screen, select Create Folders Now.

View folders in File Drop.
  1. The new folders are displayed slightly indented under the folder in which they are located.
  2. If you added a Description for a folder, you can open the description by selecting the letter i icon (Item description).