[teknoids] drop box with anonymous student submittals?

Allan Chen abchen at scu.edu
Wed Aug 18 12:52:26 EDT 2010


This is a better description of what we do than the one I provided :-).  The
only difference is that we use dropbox systems from Angel, TWEN, or even
Dropbox or box.net.

allan

On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 9:45 AM, Ben Chapman <ben.chapman at emory.edu> wrote:

>  We are doing something *very* basic. Students authenticate to a web form,
> which allows them to upload a file, nothing else. The file is then attached
> to a document and emailed from the webserver account address to an
> administrative assistant, in case the student names the attachment with
> something that would identify them. The assistant then prints out the
> documents (take home exams in this case) and provides them to the faculty
> member. Students are instructed to put their anonymous exam ID at the top of
> each page of the exam.
>
> Very basic but it's worked for the last four years for us. I can't take any
> credit for this - Jason Knight in our shop put this together.
>
>  Best regards,
>
>  Ben
>
>
>  On Aug 18, 2010, at 12:15 PM, Zhou, Don wrote:
>
>   I asked Ben at Emory at the recent CALI about a program where you can
> just upload a file and share the link with a person you want. Tom’s
> suggestion gave me a aha moment: upload form with a box to indicate if you
> want to let certain person know the link, enter the email there to notify
> the person and another box for you to decide if you want to keep it
> anonymous.  Now how do you implement that? I have not figure that out yet.
>
>  Don Zhou
>
>
>
>  *From:* teknoids-bounces at ruckus.law.cornell.edu [mailto:
> teknoids-bounces at ruckus.law.cornell.edu] *On Behalf Of *Allan Chen
> *Sent:* Wednesday, August 18, 2010 11:09 AM
> *To:* tcblack at uark.edu; Teknoids
> *Subject:* Re: [teknoids] drop box with anonymous student submittals?
>
>
> Doesn't TWEN have a dropbox capability?  That can be anonymous?  I forget,
> as I use our Angel system more than TWEN (some faculty love TWEN)
>
> A lot of times the admins do some of the anonymizing.  For instance, we
> could do a batch download of the submissions and then hand those over to the
> professor.  The file have blind ID's on them only.  The only way to track
> them is if you're in Angel and looking at who submitted what.  The professor
> just "decides" not to look inside the dropbox, even if he or she is using
> other parts of Angel on a daily basis.  Not efficient and relies too much on
> the admin, but that has worked here.
>
> allan
>  On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 9:04 AM, Tom Black <tcblack at uark.edu> wrote:
>  Would a simple upload form work for you?  It's anonymous, easy, and
> everyone know how to use one.
>
>
>  On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 11:01 AM, Norwood, Randy <randy.norwood at ttu.edu>
> wrote:
>
> Is anyone aware of a commercial, open source or online solution suitable
> for anonymous, electronic document/class assignment submittals by law
> students? If not, how do you handle this need? I’ve done some searching, and
> have seen a number of hosted solutions, though not specifically for the law
> school market. I think we would probably avoid externally hosted services,
> for various reasons.
>
> Thanks,
>
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