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www.dropbox.com Where you can store and access your files from the internet and                       almost any device   ...
Ever had this happen? Have  you been          Lostor left your somewhere where           memory stick at you needed one ...
Where to begin Go  to  www.dropbox.com Play the video to get  the ‘big picture’
On the Dropbox websiteLet’s explore the menu
On the Dropbox websiteI Recommend ‘Get Started’
The Dropbox Tour
I Recommend ‘Get Started’
How do you access files &computer documents ondifferent devices ?Type in the text chat …You might use more than one way…Yo...
Your Laptop   WorkHome Personal                     ComputerComputer    C:/drive file                                  Fri...
   Installing...Is optional but very useful   Installing really gives you the full potential, if you have yourown person...
How would it work with Dropbox?                       Thanks to Stephan Schmidt for                                this di...
=    Same files on my computer    can be accessed on the    internet at    www.dropbox.com    when I log in into my account
Internet café, or  Work                                                     BFS Kiosk, or library                         ...
A Word of Warning! Consider  your monthly limit re your  internet /phone etc Don’t add lots of big files at once!  E.g. ...
Blink eyesTo rest eyes and givethem relief from theglare of the screen.1.Shut your eyes andhold them closed for 3seconds2....
On the Dropbox websiteLet’s explore the menu
On the Dropbox website
On the Dropbox websiteUpload file            Share a folder                                     Show a deleted            ...
On the Dropbox websiteWhen in a folder,looking at individualdocuments you canright click to makecertain actions
Links to share (even non users)
Sharing a link with youhttps://www.dropbox.com/s/u2smbhc60t50iip/Intro%20to%20Dropbox%20for%20BFS%20Ne
A viewer of a link doesn’t haveto join drop box                            If I update                            the     ...
Let’s explore the menu
Worth sharing? Canyou think of someone or a team you could possibly share a file with? Write   it in the text chat the p...
Any Questions?
What if I want to leave a folder?
Backward wrist stretchPurpose: to maintain flexibility of the muscles inforearms, wrist and hands.Place the palms of your...
Let’s explore the menu somemore…
Dropbox safety net                 Tracking                     Restore
Do we need astretch????       Yes we do!
   While sitting,                                             Grasp your hands together                                 ...
Cost?
Cost?    FREE!  Gain more  space byspreading the    word
If you buy $1US per GB per year
Where to begin Go  to  www.dropbox.com Play the video to get  the ‘big picture’
What did you think of thesession today?  Write   on the screen OR type in the text chat                  Where do you sit?
Intro to dropbox for Broadband for Seniors (BFS) Network
Intro to dropbox for Broadband for Seniors (BFS) Network
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Intro to dropbox for Broadband for Seniors (BFS) Network

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Dropbox is a simple online virtual storage utility that makes your files accessible from almost anywhere. Dropbox's cloud storage allows you to bring your electronic files together and share them easily with other.

Now millions of people use Dropbox every day to manage and store their files.

In this session, Vivian Evans explored the broad features of Dropbox, including:

how it works
how to set it up
the synchronising and updating process
the Dropbox Web interface.

Vivian Evans is the BFS Networker for NSW. Vivian is a teacher. She was awarded the NSW Quality Teacher Award in 2009. She is also a synchronous learning expert.

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Intro to dropbox for Broadband for Seniors (BFS) Network

  1. 1. www.dropbox.com Where you can store and access your files from the internet and almost any device A presentation by Vivian Evans to the Broadband for Seniors Network
  2. 2. Ever had this happen? Have you been  Lostor left your somewhere where memory stick at you needed one of home? your files but didn’t  Computer stolen have access to the Or broken? computer it was  Something similar? on?
  3. 3. Where to begin Go to www.dropbox.com Play the video to get the ‘big picture’
  4. 4. On the Dropbox websiteLet’s explore the menu
  5. 5. On the Dropbox websiteI Recommend ‘Get Started’
  6. 6. The Dropbox Tour
  7. 7. I Recommend ‘Get Started’
  8. 8. How do you access files &computer documents ondifferent devices ?Type in the text chat …You might use more than one way…You might have only one deviceYou may not move any and just use themwhen you are on the ‘right’ device.
  9. 9. Your Laptop WorkHome Personal ComputerComputer C:/drive file Friends PC
  10. 10.  Installing...Is optional but very useful Installing really gives you the full potential, if you have yourown personal computer/devices However if you don’t have a computer Dropbox gives you aplace to store and access your files on public computers Inviting Friends – increases your storage capacity up to 16 GB
  11. 11. How would it work with Dropbox? Thanks to Stephan Schmidt for this diagram Dropbox https://www.dropbox.com/Home PersonalComputer C:/drive dropbox Known as ‘Cloud Computing’
  12. 12. = Same files on my computer can be accessed on the internet at www.dropbox.com when I log in into my account
  13. 13. Internet café, or Work BFS Kiosk, or library Dropbox PC https://www.dropbox.com/C:/drive My dropbox Your Laptop PC C:/drive My dropbox Thanks to Stephan Schmidt for this diagram Home PC C:/drive My dropbox Smart phone
  14. 14. A Word of Warning! Consider your monthly limit re your internet /phone etc Don’t add lots of big files at once! E.g. video, large images Dropbox could blow your limit when it synchronises with your device!
  15. 15. Blink eyesTo rest eyes and givethem relief from theglare of the screen.1.Shut your eyes andhold them closed for 3seconds2.Open your eyes for 3seconds3.Repeat 5 times.
  16. 16. On the Dropbox websiteLet’s explore the menu
  17. 17. On the Dropbox website
  18. 18. On the Dropbox websiteUpload file Share a folder Show a deleted Add a folder file
  19. 19. On the Dropbox websiteWhen in a folder,looking at individualdocuments you canright click to makecertain actions
  20. 20. Links to share (even non users)
  21. 21. Sharing a link with youhttps://www.dropbox.com/s/u2smbhc60t50iip/Intro%20to%20Dropbox%20for%20BFS%20Ne
  22. 22. A viewer of a link doesn’t haveto join drop box If I update the document so does the info at the link. 
  23. 23. Let’s explore the menu
  24. 24. Worth sharing? Canyou think of someone or a team you could possibly share a file with? Write it in the text chat the possibilities
  25. 25. Any Questions?
  26. 26. What if I want to leave a folder?
  27. 27. Backward wrist stretchPurpose: to maintain flexibility of the muscles inforearms, wrist and hands.Place the palms of your hand together at neckheight and in a prayer position.Move your hands downwards whilemaintaining full contact with both palmsHold for 10 secondsRepeat 3 times
  28. 28. Let’s explore the menu somemore…
  29. 29. Dropbox safety net Tracking Restore
  30. 30. Do we need astretch???? Yes we do!
  31. 31.  While sitting,  Grasp your hands together above your head, with your palms up and shoulders relaxed.  (Or simply reach your arms up above your head)  Stretch arms up.  Don’t hold your breath or arch your back.  Hold for 10 seconds. Tall stretch Don’t do any stretch that could hurt you.This is a good stretch to do anytime, anywhere. You know your limits!
  32. 32. Cost?
  33. 33. Cost? FREE! Gain more space byspreading the word
  34. 34. If you buy $1US per GB per year
  35. 35. Where to begin Go to www.dropbox.com Play the video to get the ‘big picture’
  36. 36. What did you think of thesession today?  Write on the screen OR type in the text chat Where do you sit?

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