What's in your Box?

Christine Fitzgerald
Friday, February 19, 2016 - 12:30pm

This is Joe. Joe and his colleagues who work on different campuses need to collaborate on a proposal. Joe uses Tufts Box to store the draft proposal so they can all access it any time from any device. Joe sends the link to his colleagues and they set up a time to review and edit the final document. During their final review, they use Word online to open the document and see the edits/changes they each are making which automatically save in the order they are made. Once the document is final, they save it in Box and submit their proposal. Be like Joe - use Tufts Box.

Did you know that Tufts Technology Services (TTS) offers a storage, sharing and collaboration tool - Tufts Box - to all Faculty, Staff, Researchers and Students, free of charge?

Well it's true and if you haven't tried it yet, you don't know what you're missing! With Tufts Box you can collaborate with colleagues both inside and outside the University seamlessly anytime, anywhere, on any device. Box - which offers secure, scalable, and user-friendly sharing – allows content to be stored online, so it can be accessed, managed, and shared from anywhere. You can access Box on mobile devices or sync files via Box Sync to your laptop or desktop computer.

Some of the key features of Box include:
•    50GB of FREE storage per person
•    Ability to edit or create files directly in Box using an add-on feature: Box Edit
•    Ability to log in using your Tufts Username and Tufts Password
•    Access to content stored in Box from any computer, tablet, or mobile device
•    Online workspace for collaborative work
•    Tools for group discussions, comments and collaboration
•    Ability to personalize notification preferences across entire account

As a cloud-based storage and collaboration tool, you can log in directly using your Tufts Username and Password here.  

Additional Collaboration Features with Box for Office

Windows users can enable additional collaborative tools with Box for Office. This feature allows you to connect directly to your Box.com account while you are using any Microsoft Office application such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook (using shared links to files in Box instead of attachments). You can create new documents or edit existing ones. Once you are finished editing your document, you can save it directly back to Box.

Getting Help with Box

If you experience any issues logging in to Box with your Tufts Username and password, please contact the TTS Service Desk at (617)627-3376 (for fastest service), or email it@tufts.edu. For additional help with Box, see Box Essentials and Box Community Help. Scheduled dates for classroom training with Tufts Box can be found on the Tufts Employee Learning and Development (TELD) calendar.

Communicate. Collaborate. Connect. Tufts Box