Create a group folder for departments using Kits

If you're doing work that matters for more than just you, put your work in a Box using Kits.

Box folders set up through Kits:

  • are best for teams and projects.  If you leave Duke and your work is saved in a Box folder set up through Kits, the rest of your team will be able to continue working in that folder without interruption.  If all of your work is in a personal folder, that may not be the case.
  • have unlimited quota.  Projects consuming large amounts of data will have plenty of room, and data stored in a Box folder set up through Kits won't affect your personal quota.

To create a Box folder through Kits:

  • Log into the Kits service.  For more information on Kits, see:
  • Under the My Kits menu choose "Create Kit"
  • From the drop-down menus, choose a "category" for your kit and select the type "collaboration"
  • Enter a Kit ID and a name for your kit in the corresponding text boxes

  • click the "Save Kit" button.
  • On the kit, click the "Add App" button

  • In the App Store, find the listing for Box.
  • Click the button "Add App to Kit".

  • On the setup page for Box, enter a display name for the folder and with whom in your kit the folder should be shared.
  • Click the button "Save & Add to Kit".

  • Click the Box icon on your kit to access the folder.

To share your Box folder with other people, add them to the kit:

  • Click the three dot menu.
  • Click on "View/Edit Roster".

  • Click Edit Mode.

  • In the name field, type the name of the person you would like to add to the kit.
  • Select the appropriate role for the person.
  • Click the button "Add" to add the person to the kit.

  • In Box: Note - Kits ServiceAccount will ALWAYS be the owner of the folder.

For more help with please contact your local IT support staff.

You can also contact your appropriate Service Desk:
University Users: OIT Service Desk - 919 684 2200
Duke Medicine Users: DHTS Service Desk - 919 684 2243

Article number: KB0022203

Valid to: March 5, 2025