FOR AN ENTIRE ACADEMIC semester, I have used Dropbox with several creative multimedia students who swapped collaborative files by using a copy and paste routine on their laptops. We're lucky at Tipperary Institute because we have fee and open wifi and we also have some forward-thinking students who discovered economical ways to buy their own laptops. When they added Dropbox to their Windows and Mac laptops, collaboration rocketed. In my specific case, we were able to produce several hour-long podcasts (here's one) within the space of a tutorial session because students could go anywhere--sometimes working off-campus--and drop their tracks, artwork or text files straight into the production process. Next year, I'm dedicated a lecture session to file sharing during the first semester because I intend to get the next crop of first year students stuck into Dropbox sooner.