Using the Penn+Box Upload Widget to Receive Files from Others
If you find yourself in need of a way to quickly and easily receive file submissions, (e.g. resumes, cover letters, statements), you may want to consider the Penn+Box Upload Widget.
The Upload Widget lets you create a simple form that will upload the requested files to any folder you specify in Penn+Box.
This widget can then be embedded anywhere you have the option to use an HTML editor such as a blog/web page.
Here’s how you create one yourself,
- Make a folder in Penn+Box where you would like the files people upload to go, if you would prefer to use an existing folder then skip this step and go to that folder.
- In the “actions” menu for the folder you would like select “Embed folder in your site” and then choose “Upload Widget.”
- In this tab you’ll find the HTML code you need to embed your widget, you can also choose to customize your widget or use the default settings.
- When you’ve created and embedded your new Upload Widget it should look something like this,
Now anyone you’ve requested a file from can quickly and easily upload right to your Penn+Box. As files are uploaded you should see them appearing in the folder you’ve chosen.