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U of I Box for Faculty

U of I Box has simple, no-hassle tools for faculty and staff members that make department or committee collaboration on documents quick and easy. With Box's ability to securely sync all of your important files between your desktop, laptop, smartphone, & tablet, and with Box's automatic versioning features to help you keep track of which versions of your documents are the most current, you will find that sharing files with colleagues across campus or across institutions has never been easier or safer.



  • Invite colleagues (from anywhere) to collaborate and seamlessly share a folder of material (See Setting Up Online Collaboration on the Box website for more information)
  • Request a Team Folder for your group, unit, or department to share
  • Share a link to a single file or to a folder with complete control over how or whether that link can be shared (See Shared Links on the Box website for more information)
    By default, U of I Box links are restricted to collaborators.
  • Assign tasks or add comments to any item in your U of I Box account (See Tasks on the Box website for more information)
  • Each item’s versions are automatically tracked and reviewable (See Version History on the Box website for more information)

Go Mobile

  • Access all your U of I Box files from any web browser, or use a native app for most mobile platforms (See Box Mobile Applications on the Box website for more information)
  • Use iOS and Android apps to edit files in your U of I Box account (See the Box OneCloud website for more information)
  • Extend your U of I Box interface by using one of the hundreds of integrated applications (See Applications and Apps Overview and FAQ on the Box website for more information)

NOTE: Not all of the applications you can use from within your U of I Box account, nor on your mobile device, are included in the U of I Box Terms of Service. This doesn’t mean you can’t use them, but it does mean their security and appropriateness have not been reviewed. Nor are all the available applications free. We have chosen to leave these apps available to the campus community, but please exercise caution when using any app, free or paid, with your U of I Box files. As with all internet-based applications, no third-party application should be used with confidential or high risk data (such as student data) unless the application has been reviewed by your campus security office (,,

A list of the applications that are included with our contract (those apps developed by are available at Official Box on the Box website.

See also: What is U of I Box?.





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