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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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 is still in beta status; we will continue to share updates about the progress.

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


Check our workshop schedule for Box training. Sessions will be held in BRK 141B. Please contact Kara McElwrath at to schedule customized training.


When to/When Not to Use Box

Use/Not-Use Cases for When to Use U of I Box

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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.