Tufts Box - New User Interface

Christine C. Fitzgerald
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 10:30am

Box introduced a new interface that makes it easier for you to bring all your work together in one place!

Effective Monday, July 10, Tufts Technology Services (TTS) will enable the new interface for Box as an option for the entire community. The new, improved interface shows the best way to work with your files with the new improved keyword-less search and takes team collaboration to the next level with an updated Box Notes app.

When you next login to Tufts Box, you will notice a new display banner - Launch the New Box Experience: Work faster and smarter with the all new Box experience - prompting you to enable the new interface. Select the option and begin exploring. The new and improved interface, offers a more personalized experience that allows you to work with ease.

(NOTE: If you turn on the new experience this way, you will be able to switch back to the current experience by clicking on the question makre icon on the top-right corner. This option is available until the new interface becomes the default for everyone later this year.)

New Features and Benefits

With a few minor functionality and design changes, the new box web interface provides a faster more reliable experience including the ability to:

  • Find content quickly and easily: Your data in exactly the right place to help you get what you need, whenever you need it.  The simpler navigation and clearer layout lets you grab your most recently used files with one click and see right away who's accessing and editing content. It’s take less clicks to perform the same navigational tasks as before.
  • View content the way you want to: Now it’s even easier to switch between views, so you can see your files in the way that works best for you. Plus, now you can watch HD and 360 videos right from Box without downloading files.
  • Work with anyone, efficiently: You can now make annotations on any file in Box without opening the file or saving changes. You can quickly leave feedback for colleagues and partners by highlighting text so that your team knows exactly what you're referring to. Setting favorites is easier and can be done without having to open the file or folder first.
  • Uploading files is faster: Uploading files is faster than ever before – and the new interface allows you to view your uploads from any page within Box.

Support and Training

You can find more information on the Tufts Box service page.

If you have any questions about using Box, please contact the TTS Service Desk at (617)627-3376 or it@tufts.edu.