Fall 2020 - New Features in Box - User Interface, Collections, Annotations

Box released new features July 2020.     We have enabled these features for a small group to beta test and  will release to the entire campus in October 2020.   


User Interface (UI) and Collections

The new web user interface is a rich -- yet simplified -- experience enabling you to effortlessly organize, access, and work with your most important content.  With the new web experience, you have the ability to cut through the noise and easily navigate to content with a clear, simple experience that is personalized to the way you prefer to work. 

We've also added Box Collections.
Box Collections enables you to create and name private collections of content in your Box account, where you can organize files and folders that you own or share.  And although the content may be shared, your collections are not shared and are visible only to you. 

Using Box Collections you can

  • intuitively organize your Box content into logical groupings of your choice,
  • name these groupings to provide clear and meaningful context, and
  • quickly find the content you need right now.

A quick video tour is provided on this page:    https://support.box.com/hc/en-us/articles/360051391493-Introducing-the-New-UI-and-Collections

More documentation on Collections is here:   https://support.box.com/hc/en-us/articles/360048730094-Using-Collections


Box Annotations enables you to mark up almost any file with your comments, without using another application, on the Box Web platform.  Simply open a document in Box Preview.  From there you can place a border around any portion of that document and add a question or comment relevant to that portion.  Box records all your comments in the right-hand File Activity pane,  including the name of the commenter, the time of the comment, and the page number of the annotated section.    (Note:  Annotations is not currently available on Excel files.)

Find documentation on Box Annotations here:   https://support.box.com/hc/en-us/articles/360048016153-Annotating-Documents

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