U-M Box Updates

New Collaboration Training


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.

U-M Box November Summary


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

New Features in Box Notes!


Notes updates are on the way!

Inbox: allows you to immediately see which notes have been edited by someone, including notes that have been shared with you. A blue dot indicates updated notes which are pushed to the top of the list in the left sidebar. Learn more here.

Differences: allows you to easily see what's specifically changed in the note itself with all new updates highlighted in purple. Learn more here.

Presence: enables you to see who's currently in your note or who's recently accessed, whether it was just for a quick review or to add content to your note. Learn more here.

These updates will roll out in late November.

Rolled Back: Inviting Collaborators for Edit Individual Files


Box has discovered some compatibility issues with Single File Collaboration and some integrations and desktop editing applications, like Box Edit. The release of Single File Collaboration is being rolled back while Box works to improve compatibility.

The option to “invite collaborators” added in mid-September 2017 on individual files will be removed from web and mobile applications. Any collaborators already added to the files will be maintained. Users that have been invited to collaborate on individual files will see that the “Open” button (in the web application) will be disabled. Once the compatibility issues have been fixed, the button will be re-enabled.

As always, collaborators can be invited at the folder level to edit the files in that folder.

The Collaboration Services Team

Tip: Did you know? You can share files with people outside of Box!
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