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This tutorial will explain how to set up a folder on your Box account and share it with your students. This will allow students to easily upload their finished projects to a single folder that you will have access to.

To begin, go to box.psu.edu and click the blue login button.

Box Home Screen

You will then need to log in with your Penn State access account. Once you do, you will be taken your box account.

Near the top right corner of the window you will see four buttons. Click the button marked New at the top of the screen and then select Folder from the drop down menu that appears.

New Folder

When you do, a window will appear in the middle of the screen. In this window, type the name of the folder that you would like to create.

The permissions setting will default to Editor, but you can change permission very easily by clicking on that dropdown menu. To allow your students to see the files in the folder, and upload their own files, change this setting to Viewer Uploader.

Create Folder and Permissions

Then press Create at the bottom of the window.

You will then see your folder appear in box.

Folders in Box

Once the folder is created, you can now share it with your students. To do this you will need to click on the folder options button (denoted by 3 dots) that appears on the right side of your folder.

Sharing Box

In the dropdown menu that appears select Settings.

Sharing Settings

When you do, you will be presented with the Folder Settings Page.

Move Tool Options

Next, locate the Invitation Link section on this settings page. This is where you can change folder permissions for your students when you share the folder with them. It will also provide you with the link that you can send to them in order to share the folder.

Box Invitation Link

Maker sure “Enable collaborator invitation links” is checked.

The permissions setting will default to Editor, but you can change permission very easily by clicking on that dropdown menu. To allow your students to see the files in the folder, and upload their own files, change this setting to Viewer Uploader.

Center Button

If you do not want your students to see other projects, you may change this access role to Uploader.

Once you’ve changed the permissions, copy the link that appears right below.

Box Link

Once you’ve copied the link, you will need to email it to your students. Once the students click on the link and log into Box, they will automatically be added as collaborators and be able to upload their files to the folder. As they do, you will be able to view their submissions by clicking on the file.

If students see the following page once they’ve clicked on the Box link you’ve emailed, please have them click on “Have an account? Log in and collaborate!” in the bottom left hand corner. This will allow them to sign into Box using their standard Web Access account.

Box Account