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InBoxes are "drop boxes" where students can deposit assignments and projects.  Faculty can read all files in their own InBox. Connecting to InBoxes from off-campus requires the use of a VPN connection.

For instructions on how to access an InBox, please see the Self Help guide located at: In and Out Boxes

For instructions on how to setup a VPN, please see the Self Help guide located at: http://wiki.geneseo.edu/display/cit/Virtual+Private+Networking+VPN

To better clarify how an InBox can be used, here are the details on what permissions are set on InBoxes:

  • Everyone can see the department folders in the InBox folder on the files server.
  • Everyone can see the individual faculty and staff folders inside each of those department folders.
  • Everyone can copy files to the individual faculty and staff folders or any subfolders in them.
  • Everyone can open individual faculty and staff folders and subfolders and see files that they have submitted, but not files that others have submitted. This allows students to verify that the file they submit to an InBox actually copied over appropriately.

Here are some examples of how InBox access works:

  • If you create a Word Document and save it in your own InBox, you are the only person that can see or open that file.
  • If you copy that same file to someone else's InBox, you and the owner of that InBox will be able to see and open it.
  • If you create a folder in your own InBox, everyone on campus will be able to see and open it. However, they will only be able to see files as outlined above.

To use an InBox in the easiest way, you can simply have students submit their work to your InBox, then delete or move it out of the InBox when you are done accepting submissions.  You can also create a subfolder in your InBox for each class or section you teach and direct students to submit their work to the appropriate subfolder in your InBox.