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Save Time and Effort: Collaborate on Box

Posted on: February 25th, 2013 by abscott

Do you ever send a document back and forth between people making corrections each time?  It is my experience, that it is usually hard to be sure which copy is the “good” copy.   Box Collaboration allows users to work on a single document and save it each time so that the entire group can […]

Box Edit Application

Posted on: February 11th, 2013 by abscott

Instead of editing your document on your desktop then uploading to Box, you can edit it with Box Edit.  Using this application through Box allows you to edit your document and save in two places, on the cloud and on your desktop, with one click. With Box Edit, you can: – Create new documents: Create […]

The Degree Progress Report

Posted on: December 13th, 2012 by abscott

Degree progress report is a very useful resource for students to view their progress toward degree completion.  Earlier, students had to either  maneuver through the Degree Audit application or  find their transcript,  use the catalog or go online to their school’s webpage and match up requirements for this information. To access the degree progress report application: Sign-in to […]

New Search Application is Better than Ever

Posted on: December 4th, 2012 by abscott

  Sai Kiran Vudutala is a computer science graduate student whose goal was to make searching the university’s website better and easier.  The new Search application, available on the UM home page, is better than ever.  Until now, it was often difficult to find specific things on the UM Website because the old search relied […]