CTools Project Site Migration Day 1 — Using Box

How do I find my migrated resources in U-M Box?

If your CTools project site resources were migrated to U-M Box by ITS, you will receive an email saying you’ve been invited to collaborate on a folder.  The email will contain a link to the folder in your U-M Box account.  Your resources are in a U-M Box folder with the same name as your CTools project site. For example, a CTools project site called “My Project Site” will be called “CTools - My Project Site” in U-M Box.

What can I do with U-M Box?


      With Box, you can:

  • share files and folders
  • use Box Notes to create checklists and documents in Box that people can simultaneously edit and save (similar to Google Docs)
  • use Box Edit to open, edit and automatically save new versions of documents (Word, Excel, etc.) without having to download, open with the application, edit, and re-upload
  • assign tasks to participants, set due dates, and monitor progress
  • manage access permissions and policies
  • manage your notifications 
  Note: If your resources contain sensitive data, please review this information.


File Management

      Box allows you to:

  • add, move and edit files easily
  • customize notifications when edits are made
  • preview without downloading
  • do in-document searches
  • keep your desktop and web content synchronized with Box Sync     

Box provides automatic version control and saves earlier versions. 



With the Box Mobile App, you can perform most of the major functions.  

How do I get started?

A concise guide for getting up and running quickly:

Box User Guide  (good for new users)

A more detailed getting started guide:

Box Getting Started Guide — for New Users

Training courses and instructional videos

Click on Get Training from your Box account

U-M's getting started with Box information:

U-M Box — Logging in, setting up and more

More information on using U-M Box

For questions and help guides:


U-M Box information website:


Getting help

For help using U-M Box, contact the ITS Service Center:

Email  4HELP@umich.edu
Call 734-764-HELP [4357] 
Submit an Online Service Request

Last Updated: 
Tuesday, November 22, 2016