As we’ve been discussing, I use Dropbox to generate links for our class readings. Very recently Dropbox changed how they operate and placed more restrictions on file-sharing.
What does this mean? Well, if you are using a desktop or laptop computer to access our class readings, you can click on the “View Preview” option to read everything I’ve posted for our class. Unfortunately, you can’t download the files, but you CAN read them from any desktop or laptop (whether you’re on BMCC campus or not) without a sign-in.
If you want to use your mobile device (like your smartphone or tablet) to access our class readings, you are going to have to download the Dropbox application. CLICK HERE for the link on how to get the app. (If you have an iPhone or an iPad, you can also get the app through the app store. It is free and all you need to do is create a login and password. Once you’ve done that, you can stay logged in on your device and never need to log in again – and you’ll have access to all the readings on our course website.
(Incidentally, Dropbox is also a safe place to store your files online – such as class essays – that you can access from any device or computer. I have most of my teaching documents and professional writing, such as my Ph.D. dissertation, saved in my Dropbox account.)
I apologize for all the hassle; I’ve been using Dropbox for file sharing for many years now and I didn’t expect they would suddenly change how they operate in the middle of our semester. If anyone is having trouble accessing our class readings, please get in touch with me and I will do what I can to email you the readings directly and/or make you paper copies.
Prof. Jaime Weida