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U of I Box, Service

What is U of I Box? is now the University of Illinois' cloud service storage solution! To set up your U of I box account, start here.



Benefits of using U of I Box:

  • Secure file storage in the cloud
  • Individual storage accounts are larger than other cloud services: Unlimited online storage for students, faculty, and staff.
  • Team Folder accounts are permanent for units, groups, and departments
  • Provides secure legal storage for FERPA data
  • Allows secure file sharing within or outside of the U of I network
  • Is compatible with Blackboard-based applications such as Illinois Compass 2g
  • Allows synchronization and collaboration on projects using Google Apps and other tools

NOTE: If you already have a Personal (free) account and would like to upgrade to a U of I Box Individual (Enterprise) account, see U of I Box, Accounts, Personal and Enterprise Account Conflict

If you wish to request a Team Folder that will belong permanently to your group or department, see U of I Box, Information and Requesting Shared Team Folders

Please note that while U of I Box is certified for the storage of FERPA-protected data (grades, assignments, etc.), U of I Box should NOT be used to store banking information, passwords, SSNs or other data classified as High Risk by the university’s Data Classification standard. (see

Exception:  For data that relates to HIPAA compliance, there is now a method by which Box may be used to store Protected Health Information (PHI).  You MAY NOT use your personal Illinois Box account for this purpose, but if you have a need for this type of storage, you may begin the process of obtaining a folder that is approved by the university for this purpose, by visiting, box, cloud, storage   Doc ID76333
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Created2017-09-05 16:27:05Updated2022-03-01 09:16:57
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