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For my students... a little help on

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  • 1. Box.Net
    A quick “how-to”
    1 FAQ's
  • 2. What is
    A powerful (and safe) online tool that users can use to create, collaborate, and distribute documents.
    In an increasingly paperless world, solves the problem of how-to share information safely and efficiently.
    There are two ways you’ll encounter on my website: through the widget and through the documents and handouts page.
    2 FAQ's
  • 3. The Widget
    3 FAQ's
  • 4. Using Widget
    On the right hand side of the website, you’ll see a widget.
    Inside, you’ll see some familiar looking folder icons. These icons work just like the ones you see on your computer.
    So, click on the appropriate folder to open it.
    4 FAQ's
  • 5. Using Widget, cont’d
    Inside the folder, you’ll see a series of sub-folders.
    Again, click on the appropriate folder to open it.
    For example, here, you’d chose the folder that reflects which class you are in.
    5 FAQ's
  • 6. Using Widget, cont’d
    Eventually, you’ll see a list of files.
    Choose the file you wish to download, and click on it.
    6 FAQ's
  • 7. Using Widget, cont’d FAQ's
    • A familiar dialog box will pop up that will allow you to chose where to download the file.
    • 8. Chose where you want to save the file.
    • 9. Click save.
  • Using Widget, cont’d
    When you’ve finished downloading the file, you’ll get a little notice in the widget.
    Click on close if you want to get back to the widget to download other files.
    8 FAQ's
  • 10. Using Widget, cont’d
    You’ll see the file you wanted where you saved it on your computer.
    You can download all the power-points that I use in class as well as all the handouts from class through the widget.
    9 FAQ's
  • 11. The Documents and Handouts Page
    10 FAQ's
  • 12. Docs. & Handouts Page
    On the documents and handouts page, you will find a list of all the – surprise – documents and handouts for the course.
    The page will be updated throughout the semester to reflect what you need.
    For example, you can see how the reading and assignment schedule changed last semester do to snow days.
    11 FAQ's
  • 13. Docs. & Handouts Page, cont’d
    12 FAQ's
    Each document has links next to it that list file types.
    If you want a document that you can open with Word, then click on the word file extension: .doc.
    If you want a file that you can open with Adobe Reader, then click on the .pdf extension.
    You can see that there is an Excel file listed as well (.xls).
  • 14. Docs. & Handouts Page, cont’d
    Once you click on that link, you will be taken to a page with two options: download or preview.
    Click on the appropriate option.
    13 FAQ's
  • 15. Thanks for Watching
    If you have any questions about how to use on the course website, let me know.
    Leave a comment on the appropriate post, send me an email, or chat using Meebo (be sure to check that I’m online).
    14 FAQ's