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University of Michigan Empowers Distance Learning and Remote Collaboration With Campuswide Dropbox Education Deployment

Jul 30, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 30, 2020-- Today Dropbox Inc. (NASDAQ: DBX) announced a partnership with the University of Michigan to deploy Dropbox Education campuswide. As faculty, staff, and students at U-M prepare for a public health-informed fall semester, inclusive of an accelerated class schedule and hybrid coursework, the University set out to provide more tools that will empower remote collaboration and increase accessibility. And today, U-M will enable faculty, staff, and students to stay connected during a hybrid learning semester.

“COVID-19 has created extraordinary learning challenges for university students across the country,” said Olivia Nottebohm, Chief Operating Officer at Dropbox. “We’re honored to be a resource for students and faculty to keep their work organized and in one place.”

U-M selected Dropbox as its collaboration platform to support the diverse needs of its academic community, especially as student and faculty needs evolve due to COVID-19. This deployment connects users with Dropbox Education’s best-in-class capabilities, a powerful asset for teams working together on research papers, large data sets, and multimedia projects. Dropbox Education also integrates seamlessly with tools that U-M already uses, like Zoom and Canvas, to make collaboration even easier.

  • Faculty can focus more deeply on research, and spend less time organizing assignments within Dropbox Education’s easy-to-use interface. During academic semesters and teaching periods, faculty can share updated materials, track deadlines, and highlight upcoming projects.
  • Students can use Dropbox Paper to collaborate in real-time and advance group projects by assigning to-dos, setting due dates, and @mentioning classmates. Working groups can upload, download, view, and work on content whether in class, the residence halls, or at home.
  • Staff and administrators can keep operations running smoothly with the Dropbox Admin Console, and secure data with enterprise-grade security features like multi-layered protection and encryption.

Read more about how Dropbox is powering distributed education on university campuses here.

About Dropbox

Dropbox is one place to keep life organized and keep work moving. With more than 600 million registered users across 180 countries, we’re on a mission to design a more enlightened way of working. Dropbox is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and has 12 offices around the world. For more information on our mission and products, visit

About the University of Michigan

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. For more information, visit

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Source: Dropbox Inc.