I was asked this morning by a teacher about the ability to have students share a large video file that they were turning in for a project. Unfortunately no one in the student group had a flash drive and it was too large a file to pass through our e-mail filters. I recommended DropSend as a great free site to use for these transfers.
The interface is simple as the only thing you need is your own e-mail, the e-mail address of your recipient, and the file location. Simply enter this information into DropSend, type the verification code they provide and click submit! The recipient will receive an e-mail with a link to the file stored with DropSend and can download it up to 10 times within a week of it being sent.
DropSend is a very simple, and (more importantly) free way to send large files up to 2 GB via e-mail. A 2 GB threshold is probably much larger than anything your students might create, but helps alleviate the pesky problem of those project files that may too big for a student’s flash drive – if they have one – or too large to have them e-mail or submit the file electronically another way. One more tool for your belt! J Happy First Friday!