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Northwestern Box Upgrade and New Look - September 8

On September 8, 2017, Northwestern Box, the University’s cloud-based file storage service, will be upgraded to make improvements to the overall user experience. Northwestern Box users will be greeted with “Welcome to the new Box Experience!” and an option to walk through the new features. 

The new Box version offers an updated layout, improved search functionality, and streamlined one-click options.  

Features include:

  •     Ability to set your own Box home page to show Favorites or Recent files
  •     One-click view of collaborators, shared link, and metadata for folders
  •     One-click preview, version, description, and access statistics for files
  •     Updated viewing options for files, including HD and 360-degree photo and video previews
  •     Search and filter by file type, size, time, owner, and metadata
  •     Copy and paste with keyboard shortcuts (CTRL+C and CTRL+V)

Those interested in early access to the new Box experience may choose to manually opt-in and may revert back at any time before the upgrade on September 8 using the links below:

More information about the new Box experience is available in the New Box Experience Tutorial Video.

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Welcome to Northwestern! As a student you have access to a multitude of tools for managing your information like grades and tuition, plus resources you can use for academics, research, and more.
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