U-M Box Updates

Recent Activity Displayed in Box

4/17/2018

Box is continuously looking for ways to improve collaboration. One way is by adding new activity features to make it easier to see who updated a file and how.

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Late last year, Box added the ability to quickly see who’s looked at or edited a Box Note recently. This “Presence” feature displays user avatars in the header of Notes. Now Box  brings a similar experience to the Box Web App for all file types. Collaborators, with permission, will see avatars in the header of the Preview page whenever other collaborators have recently previewed, edited, or commented on that file. This change will gradually roll out beginning April 18, 2018 and finish by April 30, 2018. Learn more about this update.

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U-M Box March Summary

4/10/2018

Below is the March installment of the U-M Box Monthly Summary:

Box Drive now General Availability

4/4/2018

Last June we announced that Box Drive (formerly Box for Desktop) was available in a beta version. Since then, Box has been adding functionality and it is now in General Availability (GA). This means that Box Drive is now a Core app and part of the official Box Apps. Be sure to keep Box Drive updated to the most recent version for full functionality.

You can now lock and unlock files in Box Drive! Right-click on the file and select Box > Lock file.

Box is working on the ability to mark files for offline use in Box Drive and we’ll announce that once it’s available and tested.

Important: If you currently use Box Sync, please read Making the Switch from Box Sync to Box Drive before installing Box Drive.

Learn more with the Getting Started with Box Drive Guide.

Box Drive is available to download in the Box Apps.

Single File Collaboration in Box

3/29/2018

To make it easier to invite someone to edit a file, Box launched the ability to ‘invite collaborators’ to individual files (previously collaborators could only be invited at the folder level.) Ownership still remains at the folder level. View the Box Sharing Update to learn more. You can also find additional information in the Box Community documentation.

Spring Collaboration Services Training

3/6/2018

The ITS Collaboration Services team is happy to offer a spring series of instructor-led training sessions to U-M faculty and staff. They are offered at no-charge and open for registration via My LINC.

Working with U-M Box – ITS_BOXC100

  • April 13, 1-3pm, Arbor Lakes, Building 3, Dome Conference Room
  • May 11, 1-3pm, Shapiro Library PC Lab (2054)

Working With Google and Box – ITS_GOOC200

  • March 21, 1-3pm, Shapiro Library PC Lab (2054)
  • April 25, 1-3pm, Shapiro Library PC Lab (2054)

Introduction to G-Suite – ITS_GOOC100

May 14, 10-11am, Wolverine Tower Training Room 1 (G010)

G-Suite using Mail and Calendar – ITS_GOOC101

March 20, 2-3pm, Wolverine Tower Training Room 1 (G010)

Working With Google Drive – ITS_GOOC102

April 11, 10am-noon, Shapiro Library PC Lab (2054)

Working with Google Forms– ITS_GOOC103

April 3, 2-3pm, Wolverine Tower Training Room 1 (G010)

Working with the New and Improved Google Sites – ITS_GOOC104

March 9, 2-3pm, Wolverine Tower, G228

Does your department or unit have a more specific need? Submit a Learning Request to the Collaboration Services team.