Digital Signage, Using Box for Stored Files and Images
Because Content Manager cannot share Windows file-share files on non-Windows devices, you may wish to host images and files such as PDFs in Box and then link to in Content Manager.
- (Recommended) A Box team folder to contain the shared content
- It will be easier to keep track of web-linked files and images if you create a folder
specifically for this purpose
- File permissions that include People with the link
- The Direct Link to the file (which is not the same as the URL in your browser window)
The following steps will be performed when logged into https://uofi.box.com/:
From a file in Box, select the Create and Copy Shared Link button
In the Shared Link properties window that opens:
- Click the toggle button to on for Shared link is enabled
- From the drop-down below the link, select People with the link
- While there is a link in this window, it is not the publicly accessible Direct Link. In order to find the Direct Link, click on Link Settings.
In the Shared Link Settings window, click the Copy button and click Save
This is the link that you will now paste in the URL box of a content item in Content Manager.