Box is an online file sharing and cloud content management service and it provides features such as:

  • Security controls
  • Space
  • Mobility
  • Online collaboration
  • Mobile access
  • Version history
  • User management is FERPA ready and has increased security on the application, network, and facilities level. provides high-end availability and reliability with a 99.9% uptime.  Not only does already integrate with other online systems such as Google Apps, LinkedIn, and smartphones but also provides integration with existing systems by using OpenBox API.

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Logging in to for UIS:

  1. To access your account on go to
  2. Select the option for University of Illinois At Springfield then click the Select this campus button Login step 2
  3. Type in your NetID and Password and click Login Login Step 3

Now you are ready to start using


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.

New U of I Box User Interface Launching April 13

On Tuesday, April 13, Technology Services will enable a new user interface (UI) for U of I Box. Customers do not need to take any action to view or use the new UI. It will be visible when customers log in to the service.

What’s Changing

A New UI

The new web UI is a rich — yet simplified — experience enabling you to effortlessly organize, access, and work with your most important content. The new interface will provide the ability to easily navigate to content with a clear, simple experience that is personalized to the way you prefer to work. Read the U of I Box New User Interface FAQ for more information.

Box has created a four-minute video walk-through of the new interface and provided an explanation of Box Collections.


Box Collections enables you to create and name private collections of content in your U of I Box account, where you can organize files and folders that you own or share. And although the content may be shared, your collections are not shared and are visible only to you.

  • Using Box Collections you can
  • intuitively organize your Box content into logical groupings of your choice,
  • name these groupings to provide clear and meaningful context, and
  • quickly find the content you need right now.



New Box UI for Creating a Collection


Create a collection

New Box UI for Adding to Collection

Add to collection

New Box UI for New Sidebar

New sidebar

New Box UI Dropdown Options

File options