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Introducing the Box New Experience

Dear Faculty Staff & Students,

Box, the vendor for Montana State University’s online collaboration and file-sharing service recently announced a new and improved, more personalized user experience.

With this new experience, faculty, staff and students will find:

  • A simplified navigation and layout making it easy to locate files quickly and see who's viewing and editing content right up front.
  • The option to switch between views and see files listed in different formats including the ability to watch HD and 360 videos right from Box without having to download them.
  • A more efficient way to work and give feedback with the new ability to annotate any file in Box without having to open or save it.

Launch the New Box Experience

MSU is rolling out the New Box Experience in a “Try It Out” mode that will allow faculty, staff and students to opt-in to it on their own. Until Box requires the new experience for all users, Montana State Box users will be able to continue to use the old view if they wish.

To enable the new experience:

Click the Try It Out button in the Launch the New Box Experience pop-up window that will be displayed after logging into Box.

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To switch back from the new experience to the old Box layout:

  1. Click on the circled question mark icon in the upper-right corner of screen. see image below
  2. Look at the very bottom of the pop-up window that opens and locate the line: Need to switch back to the old Box Experience? Click Here.

    Image showing Popup window displaying the switch back to old Box Experience link located at the bottom.
  3. Click there to revert to the old Box view.

Resources to Get Started


Contact the ITC Service Desk at 994-1777 or

Thank you,

The Information Technology Center

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