We tried it about 2 years ago - we wanted a drop box for teachers to do more online assignments/grading and online storage for kids. Not impressed with either part... we dropped it after just a few months.
Online storage is way easier with Google Docs (and free).
We are still looking for an online "dropbox" for assignments that does't require teachers to download all the submissions, open, grade/edit, save, then re-upload... there are a couple of newer LMS systems that allow for this - I'm looking at the Instructure Canvas LMS now. (in the meantime, email and shared google doc folders seems to be working ok)
We use Google Sites. Each student has a portfolio with a "File Cabinet" for each subject.
No more USBs or million emails to teachers!
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It's interesting to see this thread. I am currently investigating similar options. I, too, want to provide teachers and students with online file storage. I have been looking into School Web Lockers and I just learned of another option, eBackpack.
Has anyone heard of or used eBackpack? They are a fairly new company and I understand that a number of School Web Lockers customers have switched to eBackpack.
Have you tried eBackpack https://www.eBackpack.com It is extremely affordable, more features than the other items listed, and very easy to use. Plus it works with iPads and can even be set-up as a network drive on a PC/Mac to access personal files, class files, turn in work, and for teachers to pick up student work. They just won a Readers' Choice award through District Administration.
Also interested to hear about ebackpack. We are a k+12 school in the philippines, and our grade 10 students are using iPads. Like most, bandwidth is a problem, so dropbox or emails are not cutting it for us. We're looking for something that will allow us local transfers. any ideas? thanks!