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 Locker

Students can use the Locker tool to upload and store files. Your personal locker files are confidential, unless you choose to make them public. Group locker areas allow you to work collaboratively on files with others. All locker files are stored in the learning environment, which means you can access them from most computers with an internet connection. The Locker area is not course specific; rather, your files from all your courses can be stored in this area. Currently, the Locker contains 1MB of storage space.

The instructor may or may not have this tool available in a course.

Accessing the Locker | Creating a Folder | Uploading a File | Creating a File | Editing a File or Folder | Downloading Files
Deleting a File or Folder | Searching for a File | Advanced Search Options | Viewing Others' Public Locker Files


 Accessing the Locker

1. Click the Locker link in the upper left of the banner area.

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Below is an example of what the locker looks like.  You can refer to this image as you read through the following sections.

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 Creating a Folder

1. From the My Locker page, click on the New Folder button.

2. Enter a Folder Name.

3. Click on the Save button.

HINT: To create a subfolder: Click on the New folder button when inside the parent folder.


 Uploading a File

You cannot upload applications or programs to your locker. For example, you cannot upload files with these extensions: .asp, .bat, .config, .dll, .exe.

1. Click on a folder.

2. Click on the Upload Files button.

3. Type a Description of the file.

4. Click on the Browse button and locate the file you want to attach.

5. Click the Add button to attach more than one file.

6. Click on the Upload button to upload the file(s).


 Creating a File

This feature allows the user to create an HTML file that can be edited directly in D2L.

HINT: You should always create the text for documents in a word processing program then cut and paste the text into the D2L textbox.

1. Click on the New File button.

2. Enter a File Name.

3. Click on the Browse button next to the Folder filed to change or add which folder the file should reside in.

4. Select the Public checkbox if you want other users to be able to view the file.

5. Type a Description, if desired.

6. Click on the Save button.

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 Editing a File or Folder

1. Click on the Edit button beside the file or folder you want to edit.

2. Update the appropriate fields.

3. Click on the Save button.


 Downloading Files to a Local Computer

1. Select the checkboxes beside the files you want to download.

2. Click on the Download the selected files/folders button at the top or bottom of the file list.

3. Save a copy of the zip folder containing your files to your local computer or storage device.


 Deleting a File or Folder

Do one of the following:

1. Click on the Delete button beside the file or folder you want to delete.

2. Select the checkboxes beside the files or folders you want to delete and click on the Delete button at the top or bottom of the file list to delete multiple items at once.


 Searching for a File

The Locker tool has a number of search options to help you locate your files.

1. Enter search criteria in the Search For field.

2. Click the Show Search Options link, and select any relevant search restrictions.

 
 Advanced Search Options

File Name
Files names are included in the search process. This option is selected by default.

Description
File descriptions are included in the search process. This option is selected by default.

Both public and private files
Both public and private files are searched. This option is selected by default.

Public Files Only
Only public files are searched.

Private Files Only
Only private files are searched.

Size (Kb)
Only files that meet the size restrictions specified in this field are searched. You must enter a positive integer up to six characters long.

Modified After
Only files that were modified after the date and time specified are searched.

Modified Before
Only fields that were modified before the date and time specified are searched.


 Viewing Others' Public Locker Files

1. Click on the Classlist link in course navigation bar in the appropriate course.

2. Click on the View Locker icon beside the name of the user whose shared locker files you want to view.

3. Click on the name of the file you want to view to open it.

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