U of I Box

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What does it do: Store, collaborate, and sync files across multiple platforms and devices

Who can use it: Faculty, staff, students, and UniHigh students

Who to contact: Technology Services Help Desk

Contact email: consult@illinois.edu


Cost: Free

Major features: File storage, file sharing, document collaboration, Box Notes, file synchronization through Box Sync and Box mobile apps

Special notes: Faculty and staff users may request 50GB “Team Folders” for collaboration on documents that should be associated with the institution instead of with individual Box accounts.


Standard service hours: n/a

Scheduled maintenance hours: Managed by vendor

Staffed support hours: Tier 1:M-F 8:30am-8pm.  Tier 2 M-F 8am-5pm.

How/where to report issues: consult@illinois.edu

Campus Customers:

Common use cases includes:

  • Document collaboration for units, departments, workgroups, labs, and teams.
  • Synchronization of personal work files access multiple devices including your desktop, laptop, tablet, and phone.
  • Storage and management of scientific data sets through the Box API.
  • Assignment distribution to students and student groups.
  • Anonymous file upload for surveys, reports, assignments and other documents.