After you have an account, there are five primary ways to access content in Box:
Box Web at https://uofi.app.box.com, which you can use from any device.
Box Drive, which lets you interact with cloud-stored files through a folder on your computer.
Box Mobile is available on iOS and Android devices.
The Box API, which lets programmers interact with content stored on Box through software.
Box Tools lets you open files directly from the web interface in your desktop software and saves changes back to Box.
Access and Organize Data in Box
Box Team Folders are shared spaces where teams can easily store their files. Files in a Team Folder belong to the team instead of an individual. Even if members leave, the files stay exactly where they are so your team can continue to share information and get work done.
Want quick and easy access to the files or folders you use most? Mark these files and folders as Favorites. Items you mark as Favorites display in the Favorites section of the left sidebar, and also on the full Favorites page.
Information stored on the Box servers is considered FERPA compliant. (If you synchronize any FERPA-sensitive material to other computers, that assessment could change based on that computer's security. See the Illini Secure Institutional Data Standard for more information. )
Deciding How to Share in Box
Shared Links let others view content stored in Box from a web browser, whether the recipient has a Box account or not. Shared links include the Box framework around the file, to allow permission-appropriate navigation.
Review the collaboration permissions levels and pick the right combination of access, edit, and delete permissions for each invited collaborator. We recommend Viewer Uploader for inviting users to upload and edit files, but restricting them from deleting anything.