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Using Box for Collaboration at Stanford

Class Sessions

Date Location Cost
  • Thu Mar 26, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cardinal Hall at Redwood City C144 (IT Training Room) $280
  • Wed May 20, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cardinal Hall at Redwood City C144 (IT Training Room) $280
  • Mon Jul 13, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Birch Hall 107 (Birch Lab B) $280

Class Code


Class Description

Learn best practices of using Box at Stanford to facilitate collaboration within your group, and have a central location for all documentation.

Box is an online file-sharing and cloud-content-management service. It is very similar to having an extra hard drive that is available for any device that you use. It offers flexibility and versatility.

Strengths of Box include the ability to share files, documents and collaborate with others. With its ease of use and the numerous ways it facilitates sharing and collaboration, Box quickly becomes an essential tool for all those who learn to use it. In this course, we will not only cover how Box works, but the best practices to leverage many of the features it has to offer.

Note: Although this class focuses on Box for Stanford, those using Stanford Medicine Box will benefit from the training. The class will cover the main differences between the two versions.   

Course Topics Include:

1. Various ways to add files to Box 

2. Organizing files in Box

3. How to access your files from any location, on any device

4. How to share files and folders with others

5. Using Box Edit to work directly with Microsoft Office desktop files to save in Box

6. Working collaboratively with Microsoft Office Online and Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides

7. Managing different document versions

8. Working with comments and notes

9. How to use Box Sync or Box Drive to work directly with Box through your desktop



University IT Technology Training classes are only available to Stanford University staff, faculty, or students. A valid SUNet ID is needed in order to enroll in a class.