Trunk Tips Newsletter October 2013

Tip 1: Link to a Tufts Box.com Folder of Files

Instructors can upload files (drag and drop) to a Tufts Box.com folder and post a link to that folder in any Trunk site. To create a link to a Tufts Box.com folder:

First, Create a folder on Tufts Box.com:

  • Go to: https://tufts.box.com
  • Log in with your Tufts University username and password
  • Click New / New Folder
  • Name the Folder, select Keep Private for Now then click Okay
  • Select the Folder and drag and drop files from your computer to the folder

Next, Copy the Tufts Box.com URL for the folder:

  • Go to: https://tufts.box.com
  • Log in with your Tufts University username and password
  • To the right of the Folder you want to link to, click on More Options / Share / Get a Link to Folder
  • Click on the name of the folder that contains the files you would like to link to
  • Copy the URL for the Folder to your computer’s clipboard (CTRL-C or COMMAND-C on a MAC).

Next, Post the link to your Trunk course site Resources:

  • Go to your Trunk course site / Resources
  • Click on the Add button to the right of the folder you would like to post the Folder link.
  • Select Add Web Links (URLS)
  • In the “Web Address” box, paste in the URL you copied from Tufts Box.com
  • In the “Website Name” box, type in the name of the Folder
  • Click on Add web links now

Or, Post the link to the Folder as a “Web Content Link” button:

  • Go to the course site / Site editor
  • Click Edit Tools
  • Checkmark the Web Content tool and click Continue.
  • Type in a name for the button in the tile box
  • In the Source Box, paste in the URL you copied from Tufts Box.com
  • Click Continue, then Finish

Tip 2: Create a Link to a Tufts Box.com Video:

Instructors and students can upload videos (drag and drop) to a Tufts Box.com folder and post a link to those videos on any Trunk site. The videos are streamed from Tufts Box.com so they will begin to play shortly after the student clicks on the link. To Create a Link to a Tufts Box.com video:

First, Upload the Video File to Tufts Box.com:

  • Go to: https://tufts.box.com
  • Log in with your Tufts University username and password
  • Click New / New Folder
  • Name the Folder, select Keep Private for Now, then click Okay
  • Select the Folder and drag and drop videos from your computer to the folder

Next, Copy the Tufts Box.com URL for the video:

  • Go to: https://tufts.box.com
  • Log in with your Tufts University username and password
  • Click on the name of the folder that contains the video you would like to link to
  • To the right of the video, Click More Options / Preview ( a preview of the video will be displayed – depending on the size of the file, this might take a bit of time)
  • In the panel marked Sharing – Link, click Get a Link to this File
  • Copy the URL for the video to your computer’s clipboard (CTRL-C or COMMAND-C on a MAC).

Next, Post the link to your Trunk course site Resources:

  • Go to your Trunk course site / Resources
  • Click on the Add button to the right of the folder you would like to post the video link.
  • Select Add Web Links (URLS
  • In the “Web Address” box, paste in the URL you copied from Tufts Box.com
  • In the “Website Name” box, type in the name of the video
  • Click on Add web links now

The video is streamed from Tufts Box.com.