Turning in assignments in an online course is easy. The dropbox is an area that allows a student to submit an assignment to the instructor. Examples of assignments that might be submitted using the dropbox area are written essays, research papers, tutorials, end of chapter questions or other activities that have been completed offline. The instructor typically will provide instructions regarding their preference for submitting assignments and may require assignments be submitted as an attachment in the dropbox area. The dropbox makes it easy for students to submit their work and view their grades. Many instructors also include comments in the grading area as well.