What is Dropbox?
Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc. that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software. The Dropbox application is available for Windows, Macintosh and Linux desktop operating systems. There are also apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry devices.
After installation of the associated software, a Dropbox folder appears with the user’s other folders. Users can save files to the folder, add new folders, and drag and drop files among folders just as if they were all local. Files in the Dropbox folder can be accessed from anywhere with an Internet connection – the user just has to log in to their account to upload, download and share files.
To share a file, the IHSDTA will generate a URL for that file from the Dropbox website and send it out so that directors can view it. Folders can also be shared by sending an invitation from the Dropbox website. Recipients that don’t have Dropbox accounts will have to sign up to access the folder. Once a folder is shared, it will appear in the folder system for everyone who has access to it and all members will be able to make changes to files. All versions of files are saved.
- Membership teams in good standing will receive an invitation from the IHSDTA that your TEAM’S FOLDER has been created in Dropbox.
- Once the judge has completed their verbal critique, IHSDTA techs will upload the judge”s verbal critique of your team to the folder the IHSDTA shared with you.
- Depending on the speed of the wifi service offered at each competition site, your files will usually be available within 30 minutes of your performance
Please do not share this folder with anyone other than those who have been granted access by the IHSDTA. If you would like to share your verbal critiques with your students, you can either download the file or create another folder outside of our shared folder and then share it with your dancers.
Directors who do not have access to wifi or a mobile data package can bring a flash drive to the competition and turn it in to the sound table. Please label your flash drive with your school’s full name. Techs will attempt to transfer files at their convenience. This service is not guaranteed.
Need Help Using Dropbox?
Use the following links to learn more about installing and using Dropbox:
- Online tutorial with screen shots
- How to Use Dropbox on Windows PC
- How to use Dropbox on iPhone
- How to use Dropbox on Mac
You Tube Videos Offering Additional Instruction
You may find these You Tube videos helpful in explaining how to install and use Dropbox.