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Box.com @ SMD - Information & Support

Box.com is cloud storage that provides users with the ability to easily store, access and share files and folders anywhere they can connect to the internet. The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is providing students with Box.com accounts to facilitate sharing of course content and collaborating within your PBLs.

Box.com features:
  • Box.com iPad app and native connectivity from several other iPad apps
  • Mac and PC desktop Sync applications
  • "Drag and Drop" uploading of files (via browser or Sync folder)
  • Sharing, file versioning, & more
If you have already initialized your Box.com account, you may

Log In to Box

iPad

Many iPad apps provide easy ways to connect to your Box.com account. Additionally, there is a Box.com iPad app that provides the most common Box.com features. You can also use the Safari browser on your iPad to access the full Box.com site and manage your files/folders.

Desktop Syncing with Box.com for Macs and PCs

Box Drive is the incredibly simple way to work with all of your files right from your desktop, taking up very little hard drive space. Open your Windows Explorer or Mac Finder to find every file you need, edit like you would any local file and save it automatically to the cloud. And, keep enterprise-grade security protecting everything you do.

Notability

Notability is the .PDF annotating application provided to SMD medical students for their iPads. Annotation provides users with the ability to add their own mark-ups to PDFs, especially those collaborating as a team on shared documents. The types of annotations that can be created and edited in Notability include typewriter text boxes, popup comments ("sticky notes"), text highlights, freehand drawings, lines, arrows, rectangles, ovals, cloudy shapes, text underlines, strikeouts, text insertion marks. In addition to supporting large PDF and TXT files Notability also handles the most popular file types:

  • MS Office - .doc, .ppt., .xls
  • HTML and Safari web archives
  • High resolution images
  • Audio and video

Notability lets you create folders, move, copy and rename your files; zip, email and unzip them; plus send your files to other apps.

Note: The Notability app does not natively provide the ability to move files within folders on Box.com. To do so you need to download the file you wish to move and then upload it to the desired destination folder. If you log in to Box.com from a browser you can easily move files within folders on Box.com in a single step.

More information and support for Notability

Helpful Links

Using version history

Tagging (for searching)

Box FAQs - University IT

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