Box is an online file sharing and cloud content management service and it provides features such as:
- Security controls
- Online collaboration
- Mobile access
- Version history
- User management
Box.com is FERPA ready and has increased security on the application, network, and facilities level. Box.com provides high-end availability and reliability with a 99.9% uptime. Not only does Box.com already integrate with other online systems such as Google Apps, LinkedIn, and smartphones but also provides integration with existing systems by using OpenBox API.
[For more information about FERPA, see https://www.vpaa.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=420456&pageId=468096]
Box has recently made great strides in improving their interface to be more accessible and meet WCAG Level A compliance. The accessible version of Box (https://a.box.com) is still in beta status; we will continue to share updates about the progress.
- Logging in to Box.com for UIS
- Upcoming Workshops
- To access your account on Box.com go to https://box.illinois.edu/
- Select the option for University of Illinois At Springfield then click the Select this campus button
- Type in your NetID and Password and click Login
Now you are ready to start using Box.com.
When to/When Not to Use Box
Box.com QuickStart Guide [HTML]
Q. How do I change my personal Box account to a UIS Box account?
A. Change the associated email of your existing Box account to a personal email address (for example, gmail or yahoo). To do so, from the My Account menu, choose Edit/View Profile. Then, save all files you want transferred to your UIS Box account to your Desktop. Log into UIS’ Box (see directions above) and upload the files from your Desktop to your UIS Box account.