U-M Box Updates

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.

U-M Box December and January Summary

2/6/2018

Below is the December and January installment of the U-M Box Monthly Summary:

New Collaboration Training

1/19/2018

Working with U-M Box – ITS_BOXC100

2/2/2018 1:00-3:00; Shapiro 2054; REGISTER

(2 hrs) This hands-on instructor-led session demonstrates how to get the most out of your U-M Box account. Learn about file storage and and sharing. Find out how to set various permission levels depending on collaborators’ roles. Edit files directly from Box and send links for others to view. Bring your laptop if you would like to follow along.

Working With Google Drive – ITS_GOOC102 

2/13/18 1:00-3:00; Shapiro 2054; REGISTER

(2 hrs) Want to learn how to use Google Drive more productively? This instructor-led session will help familiarize you with the main Google Drive applications: Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Participants will learn how to upload and create files, how to set permissions for files, and how to share files.

Working with the New and Improved Google Sites – ITS_GOOC104

3/9/18 2:00-3:00; WOTO – G228; REGISTER

(60 mins) Want to create websites that are easy to use but yet dynamic? This instructor-led session will help you create a basic site(s) using Google Sites. Participants will learn how to create a site by adding pages, images, text, graphics, and embed Google Documents, Sheets, Forms and other apps. This 1 hour instructor-led course is scheduled at least 3 times a year. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of Google products.