UW-Madison Box - Project Directories

This document explains how to use project directories to collaborate in UW-Madison Box.

If you plan on sharing files with a defined group of people over time, you can request a project directory to use when collaborating. While project directories do generate a UW-Madison enterprise Box account, you will not log into the account itself. Instead, requesting a project directory results the creation of a special collaboration folder that will be used to manage group files and folders.

This project directory folder will have two co-owners associated with it—the primary and secondary sponsors of the project directory. The owner will be a place holder account for the project directory. Once the folder is available to the two sponsors, they may then share folder access with other users as desired.

Why Use a Project Directory?

The main advantage to using a project directory instead of a manually-made collaboration folder is that files and folders contained within the project directory folder will not be subject to deletion in connection with NetID deactivations.

Requesting a Project Directory

To request a project directory, submit a request form with the appropriate information. It is important that you designate a primary and secondary sponsor, as they will be responsible for communicating with UW-Madison Box administrators once the directory has been created.

After clicking the Request Project Directory button to submit the form, your request will be reviewed and processed by the UW-Madison Box team, who will respond within 1-2 business days.

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Owner:Jeannine B.Group:Box
Created:2014-01-02 12:21 CSTUpdated:2017-11-20 08:17 CST
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