Hi Khalid & Lee,
Folder sharing is on the roadmap but a while off. In the meantime, you could provide each student with a notebook that would create the folder and download and/or unzip a file to it. Use the below code snippets as an example. The following creates a folder at the top level and then downloads a file to that new directory.
(If you prefer to provide the file manually, ignore the !wget command. The file can be added to the directory via the user interface. I say this because wget won't work with a lot of file hosting services (i.e. OneDrive) as those download URLs aren't truly direct download URLs)
!wget "https://www.file_url.com/file.zip" -O /arcgis/folder_name/file_name.zip
Then, to unzip:
dataset = "/arcgis/folder_name/file_name.zip"
All basic unix commands for managing directories work - (!rm, !ls -a, etc.) - so if anyone makes a mess of their directories they should have enough control to clean it up. (Sidenote - recursive delete is not currently implemented. If you wish to delete a folder, everything in it must be individually deleted first. Recursive delete will be coming in a future release.)
If you have anymore questions feel free to reply to this post.