Teaching Commons > Teaching Guides > Technology > Desire2Learn > Tools > Submissions > Creating Submission Folders
Creating a Submission folder allows students to submit assignments through the D2L course site. Submission folders can be set up to accept files submitted by individual students or a group of students. There is also an option for instructors to hide Submission folders before they are released to students.
Note: To add a link to a Submission folder to a module in Content, follow the directions to
Add Links to Other Parts of the Course Site.
Note: Entering a point value will change the Submission folder from "Ungraded" to "In Grade Book." This will automatically create a new grade item in the grade book, and users will need to manually select a different option in step 6 if a grade item should not be created.
Note: While D2L will play .m4a audio files, there is no way to shut off their autoplay feature. To avoid issues with more than one .m4a file playing at one time, the file should be converted to .mp3
Note: To find a student email to set up notifications, select
Classlist in the navigation bar and locate the student username. Their student email will be the username @depaul.edu.
Note: An icon of an eye with a slash through it alongside the folder name indicates that this folder is not visible to students.
Submission folders can be copied within a D2L site for a class, and they can also be copied to other classes taught by the same instructor.
Note: Copying a Submission folder between courses will not copy over every setting on the Submission folder. Links to tools within the course and images in the description will not copy, nor will settings specific to the original course like release conditions, group associations, or Turnitin availability.