This option is used for sharing between instructors and students. Instructors and students can
upload documents, images, worksheets, presentations, zip files, and HTML pages. Students can
download documents shared by the instructor or by other students. Documents can be viewed,
built, revised, or recreated and then uploaded for the entire class.
Both students and instructors can access shared files, but only instructors can delete files.
Instructors can also create and edit Document Sharing categories.
Document Sharing can be used:
As a holding place for resources used later in a course. Documents can be uploaded for
students to access at any time.
For students to post assignments when students are expected to review and critique other
students’ work as part of the learning process.
For students to upload assignments or other document files that are submitted for general class
review and consumption.
When students need to have the ability to view each other’s files.
Categories for Shared Files
Categories are used to organize documents uploaded to Doc Sharing. They are used to view and
sort individual entries. An instructor can add, delete, and edit categories in Doc Sharing at any
Click Doc Sharing on the Tools Menu (see illustration below).
Click Add Category (see illustration above).
The Add Category window will display (see illustration below).
Input a new category title into the Category Title box.
Click the Assign Category to list arrow and select an option from the list.
The default option is Entire Class.
If groups have been setup for the class, a Category can be assigned to a specific group.
Click Add Category to add one Category.
To add more than one Category, click the Save & Add Another Category button.
Click Doc Sharing on the Tools Menu.
The Document Sharing window will display (see illustration below).
In the Delete column, click the delete button beside the category that i