Box is a cloud storage and file sharing service that is now available to all faculty and staff

Are you tired of emailing files back and forth with your colleagues, while never knowing for sure which version is the most current? Do you need a simple, no-hassle way for your department or committee to quickly collaborate on documents? Have you been looking for a secure method to share files with colleagues across your campus, or across institutions? Would you like to easily sync all of your important files between your desktop, laptop, smartphone, and tablet device? If so, look no further than the new Illinois Box.com service. We are pleased to announce that Box.com accounts are now available to all current University of Illinois faculty members. We invite you to learn more about the Box service and create an account with 15GB of storage by visiting http://uofi.box.com.

 

What is Box and why should I use it?

Box is an online file sharing and cloud content management service that works on PCs, Macs, mobile and tablet devices and provides access to your files from any location. If you need to share files, not only can you collaborate with other people from the university but you can securely share a file to others outside of the university. Box also has features that allow you to comment on files, setup simple workflows, version control and much more!

 

How can I get an enterprise Box account?

Visit http://uofi.box.com, click Continue, choose your campus, and log in using your NetID and campus password.

 

But how do I use Box and where do I go for help?

Box provides a Quick Start Guide but if you need detailed information, there is also a full User Guide available. For issues or questions please contact your campus helpdesk. Box has a knowledge base is an excellent source of information at http://support.box.com or visit our support site at http://web.uillinois.edu/box/support.

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