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UITS Monitor: Box at IU features new integrations with Microsoft Office 365

Box at IU features new integrations with Microsoft Office 365

At Indiana University, thousands of files are stored and saved every day using the cloud-storage service Box, which is available at no cost to IU students, faculty, and staff. Many of these files use Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. Box now offers deeper integration with Microsoft Office 365, including new capabilities for Office Online and mobile iOS.          

  • Box for Office Online:
    Real-time co-authoring of Office documents is now possible using Box for Office Online. This allows multiple users to collaborate and make changes simultaneously within the same file.
  • Box for Office iOS:
    iOS mobile apps now offer two new ways to access Office files stored in Box. Within the Box mobile app, users can create new documents or open and edit Office files within their native applications. Within Office mobile apps, users can open files from their Box directory and edit them within the app.
  • Box and sensitive data:
    Users who work with institutional data are responsible for securing it only in authorized locations. The Box for Office Online integration is approved for data stored in Box with two notable exceptions: protected health information (PHI) and other data classified as critical. For a complete overview of what data can be stored in Box, see:                         

More details about Box for Office Online and Box for Office iOS are available at For more information about no-cost cloud collaboration and storage at IU, visit

Online workshop series: Creating Accessible Web Pages at IU

Creating accessible web-based content is crucial for reaching the widest audience possible and is part of Indiana University’s commitment to equity and diversity. In this series, IU Assistive Technology and Accessibility Centers (ATAC) experts will support you in creating accessible web content for individuals with disabilities.

The series consists of three two-hour workshops covering: the basic concepts of accessibility, including examples of good and bad websites; in-depth training for web coders; and techniques for evaluating web content for accessibility. Attendees will learn what it means to be accessible, the laws and standards that govern web accessibility, and how to address concerns that prevent individuals with disabilities from efficiently navigating web content.

See descriptions and schedules, suggested prerequisites, and register for the following topics: 

See all topics and offerings in the Web Accessibility series >>

Summer and fall 2016 eTexts adoption portal now open

Faculty can now begin requesting eText adoptions for their summer and fall 2016 courses. The IU eTexts catalog offers faculty two types of digital learning content to choose from, both at a significant discount: 

  • eTexts are the traditional paper texts, digitized and presented to faculty and students via the university’s eText reader software.
  • Digital learning tools (DLTs) are publisher-specific supplemental learning tools, which can be used independently or in conjunction with an eText and other learning materials.

The deadline for adopting an eText for a summer course is April 12, and the deadline for adoptions for the fall semester is July 10.

Learn more >>

Webinar: Using LinkedIn for Hiring

Do you have an open position in your department? Tired of not getting the right applicants or not being able to effectively narrow a huge pool of candidates? 

Let LinkedIn help. Learn how to take full advantage of this service by attending a webinar on February 24, 1:30-2:30pm. You will learn how to make your profile as effective as possible and build a talent pool for potential positions. Tools such as resume mining, which can help you find the right candidates with the skills you need, will also be covered.

Read the description and register now >>

Sharpen your soft skills in upcoming workshops, discussion group

The IT Leadership Community (ITLC) and IU Women in Technology (IUWIT) invite the entire Indiana University community to “Authentic Conversations,” a workshop with Martie Adler from IU Human Resources. Among other concepts, participants will learn how to:

  • Overcome barriers to meaningful conversation
  • Increase clarity, improve understanding, and create impetus for change
  • Confront challenges with courage, compassion, and skill
  • Handle strong emotions (your own and others)


  • Friday, February 19, 1-4pm


  • IU Bloomington: Wrubel Lobby, CIB
  • IU Columbus: LC 1512
  • IU East: Hayes Hall 171A
  • IU Kokomo: Cole Community Room KA 106
  • IU Northwest: Hawthorn Hall 105
  • IUPUI: IT 203
  • IU South Bend: NS 038
  • IU Southeast: University Center North 120

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The ITLC and IUWIT will also lead “Leadership: Seizing Opportunities,” a presentation by Kim Milford, executive director of the Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC).


  • Thursday, March 3, 3-4pm


  • IU Bloomington: Cyberinfrastructure Building, Wrubel Lobby
  • IUPUI: IT 407
  • IU Northwest: Hawthorn Hall 105
  • Other regional campus locations: TBA

Questions? Email

Additionally, the ITLC and IUWIT will lead a discussion group focused on “The Power of Habit,” by Charles Duhigg. The group will start after spring break, so interested participants have time to prepare by reading the book over vacation.

Please contact the group’s coordinators, Rodney Geno and Julie Parmenter, for more information.

Video workshop pilot course tests unique approach to tech training

IT Training wants your feedback on a new way of offering technology training: video content, created by UITS IT Training instructors, and organized in a Canvas course.

The course is based on content from "Photoshop: The Basics" and will be active from February 5 through March 31. It should take participants 35-45 minutes to complete the course and a survey. Participants will receive a discount at (details in course).

Log into Canvas to self-enroll in the course >>

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