Users of Blackboard Collaborate
WeCollaborate.com is built on the Ning.com platform, and one of the apps that can be added is for the Box.net service. Box.net has a free/personal plan that allows up to 5GB of storage. So, I added this feature and am interested in seeing how it works for you.
Hover your mouse over "Members" and click on "Repositories." I think Box.net will allow you to sign up, and then be able to create folders and save files there. What I don't know is if you can make a folder "public" so others can access it--I'm not sure if Box.net handles that, or if there would be any way to display that folder here.
Experiment and let me know!
I was going to try to add some of the Whiteboard Warehouse .wbd files here, but when I hover my mouse over "Members" in the left panel nothing happens. Am I missing something?
It's the "Members" in the top menu. When you put your mouse over it, you don't see the sub-menus?
So, I just checked the page that is supposed to have (and previously had) the link to Box.net, but I'm getting an error message. When I go to Ning's app page, the box.net links don't resolve... Was it working yesterday for you? I hope it's just a tech glitch today, and not a long-term problem!
No, I got the same error message and meant to tell you but got busy...sorry. It sounds like a good idea though so please keep me in the loop if it gets resolved.
I was working on a repository for the Whiteboard Warehouse .wbd files on CourseSites but will hold off a bit to see if this will work.
OK, I'll make a note to check on this over the next few days and get back to you.
Hi Sharri - did you decide where to put your WBD Warehouse yet?
The Box.net feature seems to be working again (bottom of front page). Sharri--let me know if you are able to see/access it.
I am signed up and the account is confirmed. I can sign in to my own account. It shows that I can set up collaborators, I would guess that is how you could share files. I will poke around to see if there is a way to set the folder to public. I would think if you could get a public folder and shared the link to that it could be used as a group repository for wbds.
I couldn't find a way to just set it to public. It may be that collaborators would need to be added manually. I did see an 'embed in your site' option as well as an RSS feed (nice). I bet the Box embed on the main page is the same embedding that they are talking about at Box.
Thanks, Tammy. I don't appear to have any control whatsover over the Box.net functionality. I can place it on the front page, that is all--I can't change the messaging you've taken a picture of, nor can I find any way to "provision" any users with a Box account.
When you are logged into WeCollaborate, and also logged into Box.net, do you see the public folder that I created for the network?
No, even with being logged in to both, it is showing my own box net. I am thinking that you would have to one-by-one add us all as viewers or collaborators for it to be seen and editable in our views. :(