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Why might I want to use Dropbox?Dropbox is a cloud-storage solution forsharing (large) files online. Rather than clogging ...
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Dropbox for ODHE

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Dropbox for ODHE

  1. 1. Why might I want to use Dropbox?Dropbox is a cloud-storage solution forsharing (large) files online. Rather than clogging up emailin/outboxes, files can be uploaded ‘into the cloud’, to bedownloaded by collaborators. Particularly useful for thedevelopment of large, complex documents which aredeveloped over time.Important Note: Dropbox, like other file storage sites, hosts itsdata in the USA, and therefore data covered by the DataProtection Act shouldn’t be saved/passed through such sites.Setting Up an AccountIt is possible to set download software and set it up onyour home computer, but for thebenefit of most universities, we’ll belooking at the online only version. Go to https://www.dropbox.com/ Look for ‘Sign In’ Select ‘Create an account’ Fill in the simple information required and agree to the Dropbox terms. Select ‘Create account’Dr Bex Lewis: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. 1
  2. 2. Uploading a File Look to the top right, and find the ‘Upload’ icon. Select ‘Choose Files’, which will take you to your computer hard drive/memory stick. You can choose any kind of file to upload, and can select more than one file at a time.Sharing a FileFiles need to be shared within a folder. Look in the left hand menu for ‘Sharing’ Choose a folder (or ‘Create new sharing folder’, and select ‘Options’ Invite other users via email (they will need to sign up to Dropbox to access the file). You can see if users have joined in the space above. On the drop down arrow, you can email users, remove them from the folder, or make them the owner. Public Files Look on the ‘Links’ item in the menu, and look for ‘Public’. Any files in here, when you click on them, will provide a URL you can give to others without them having to join Dropbox.Dr Bex Lewis: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. 2

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