File Sharing: Best Practices

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    johannah rodgers
    Participant

    Please let us know what methods of file sharing you prefer. The options to date are: 1/ post files to the OpenLab Files section; 2/ share files via Google Docs/Drive; 3/other file sharing systems such as Microsoft SkyDrive and DropBox. While it is ok if different members of the class choose different options, at some point we are all going to need to comment on and share documents with each other. Therefore, I would like you as a class to research and discuss this issue.

    #15372

    Michael Persaud
    Participant

    I say the easy way to go about the sharing situation is to either upload it to Openlab, or email it.

    #15374

    MoisesQ
    Member

    I agree with Michael, adding more accounts or w.e will just make it more complicated and more hassle.

    #15377

    rsamuel1
    Participant

    I agree with Michael because I am already confused as to all the locations we need to upload files. I like uploading work to OpenLab.

    #15379

    sharone
    Member

    i agree, it just too much work to create an account we might not use ever again after the lass so i prefer either email or just posting it on the openlab

    #15380

    johannah rodgers
    Participant

    In general, I’ve found that most students in my online classes continue using Google Docs after the course, so the time invested there is not wasted. That said, I understand that keeping everything on the OpenLab may simplify matters. Regarding e-mail as an option, I just discovered today that it seems you cannot attach documents to e-mails sent via the OpenLab. Has anyone else found this to be the case?

    #15381

    johannah rodgers
    Participant

    I’ve sent everyone in our course an e-mail inviting them to look at a document in Google Docs. I’m hoping that this will help with the evaluation process.

    #15403

    johannah rodgers
    Participant

    Has anyone tried creating an ePortfolio on OpenLab? This may be one of the better options for sharing files since 1/ it is private and 2/ you can keep and manage all of your course work in one place. If anyone decides to give this a try, I’d be interested in knowing how it goes.

    #15409

    rsamuel1
    Participant

    I have opened an eportfolio, professor should I or can I upload all of my work on the site or should I wait until we the class has decided on a method for file sharing?

    #15410

    tawaina8
    Member

    I think Google Docs is less complicated and is easier to access than all the other options and I agree that it is something that will still be used after this course is over.

    #15412

    johannah rodgers
    Participant

    Thanks, Tawaina for this feedback. I think we will have to hear from others before we make this decision, even though, as you know, I, too, like Google Docs.

    #15414

    rsamuel1
    Participant

    I have also signed up for ePorfolio. Has anyone else signed up or plan on signing up?

    #15423

    michaelearsi
    Participant

    i cant speak on behalf of Google doc’s ease of use. However, i can say i prefer uploading my files to the media section in Open Lab. There everyone can view it and it cannot be altered. i don’t know if it’s the same with Google docs.

    #15424

    rsamuel1
    Participant

    I think I would like to email my work this way I know you have it and I wont have to keep uploading it everywhere just to make sure its posted where it needs to be posted i.e blog post or discussion board, open lab, google docs or ePortfolio.

    #15427

    The last assignment I uploaded to dashboard/My media/add new. Has anyone done it this way? Now I see that a number of people opened an ePortfolio so I decided to open one myself. Is this better than adding it in Media?

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