What is Box.net? A powerful (and safe) online tool that users can use to create, collaborate, and distribute documents. In an increasingly paperless world, Box.net solves the problem of how-to share information safely and efficiently. There are two ways you’ll encounter box.net on my website: through the widget and through the documents and handouts page. 2 box.net FAQ's
Using Box.net Widget On the right hand side of the website, you’ll see a box.net 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 box.net FAQ's
Using Box.net 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 box.net FAQ's
Using Box.net Widget, cont’d Eventually, you’ll see a list of files. Choose the file you wish to download, and click on it. 6 box.net FAQ's
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A familiar dialog box will pop up that will allow you to chose where to download the file.
Using Box.net 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 box.net FAQ's
Using Box.net 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 box.net FAQ's
The Documents and Handouts Page 10 box.net FAQ's
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 box.net FAQ's
Docs. & Handouts Page, cont’d 12 box.net 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).
Docs. & Handouts Page, cont’d Once you click on that link, you will be taken to a Box.net page with two options: download or preview. Click on the appropriate option. 13 box.net FAQ's
Thanks for Watching If you have any questions about how to use Box.net 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 box.net FAQ's