Tuesday, October 15, 2013

How to Embed Files from Box.com Into Blogger Posts

In a post in August I explained why I occasionally use Box instead of Google Drive or Scribd to host my large files. There are three reasons why I will choose Box over Google Drive or Scribd. First, the Box.com document viewer looks and functions much better than Google Drive does when it comes to large PDFs. In fact, A Complete Guide to Using Blogger In School is a such a large file that Google Drive won't display a preview of it, it just displays a download link. The second reason that I chose to use Box is that Box will email me a weekly update about the usage of my shared files. I can also log-in whenever I want to see the current usage statistics about my shared files. Finally, I have learned that many schools block Scribd.

Earlier today I received an email from a reader who was looking for directions on how to use the embed tool on Box.com. In the video below I demonstrate how to use Box.com's embed option.