Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video What you'll need for this course, part of Learning Box Administration.
- As of the time this course is being recorded, there are four different Box Plans available. The first is the free Personal account, meant for an individual user, who wants to be able to store some files in the cloud to be able to access them from different devices, including simply logging into a browser somewhere when they don't have their laptop or a tablet with them. The next version of Box is called Starter, until recently this was called Box for Teams. Many groups use Starter Box because Box gives this version, which is good for three to 10 users, away to non-profit organizations that meet their criteria.
If you're interested in that, go to box.org for more information. The third Box plan is called Box for Business. Again, a minimum of three users, but here we have unlimited storage, larger file size available, and more and more administrative features available. And then at the very high end we have Box Enterprise, which is totally customizable, you can brand this with whatever colors you wish, you can have your own logos available, this looks like your version of Box, not simply Box that you happen to be using.
Enterprise has the largest set of administrative features possible. So if you're using Box Personal, very little of this course applies. If you're using Box Enterprise, then virtually everything we look at will be something that you have access to. I'm also assuming that you have some experience with Box, that you have some skills. This is not a beginning course in Box, this is a course for people who are beginning to administer Box for their organization, so I assume you already know how to login, how to work with files including being able to upload them, being able to delete them, being able to share files with others.
I'm assuming you know how to use apps that are available in Box, and how to connect to those apps. I'm assuming that you know how to create and manage your own folders, and to create folders to be able to share content with others. And that you also know how to manage users and permissions. If any of these things seem new to you, then I'd like to encourage you to take a look at the Up and Running with Box course, in the lynda.com Training Library, to make sure that you're comfortable and confident in these skills before we continue.
But if you have your Box account set up, and you have your Box experience in place, it's time to learn about administration. Let's get going.
- Touring the Admin console
- Changing the account administrator
- Creating a folder structure
- Migrating files and folders
- Setting up apps
- Adding and managing users
- Creating groups
- Running reports
- Customizing the look of your account
- Changing enterprise security and sharing settings
- Using policies and automations to secure your Box account