Use Box Course Folders to share a personal folder with your class


Box cloud storage will be retired at Indiana University in spring 2021. Migration of IU's Box data began in June 2020. For details about cloud storage options at IU, see Storage @ IU.

After your files are migrated from Box, the Box versions become read-only. Migrations will be finished by March 2021, and access to Box will be terminated in May 2021.


The Box Course Folders tool will be retired and removed from Canvas at the end of the fall 2020 term.

Once your personal Box files have been migrated, you will not be able to use the option Share a personal folder with members of this course, as you will no longer be able to change the permissions on your Box folders.

Box Course Folders, a locally developed tool available in Canvas, integrates Canvas with the IU Box service.

Using Box Course Folders, any course member, regardless of role, can invite the entire class or members of their own role-based groups to collaborate on a personal Box folder:

  1. In the course navigation menu, click Box Course Folders.
  2. In the Box Course Folders menu, click Share a personal folder with members of this course.
  3. A pop-up window with a navigable hierarchy of your folders will display. Select the folder you want to share and click Choose. You can only share folders for which you are an owner, co-owner, or editor.
  4. You'll see the "Invite Collaborators" screen, which lists the role-based groups for the course that you may share with, depending on your role: Everyone, Teachers, Students, TAs, Designers, and Observers.
  5. Select the desired Box role for each group with which you would like to share.
  6. After making your selection(s), click Invite Selected.
  7. When the groups are added to the folder, a confirmation message will display. Click Close.

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Last modified on 2020-05-06 10:55:14.

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