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Box

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Share Files and Collaborate on Documents

Box is a free service for Cornell faculty, students, staff, and affiliates that allows you to share and collaborate on documents and other files online. 

New Box experience for users! The new Box interface includes simpler navigation and a clearer layout that lets you grab your most recently used files with one click, plus an easy way to switch between views, and a new powerful search bar. Learn more.

Box provides faculty, staff, and students a simple way to share critical research, collaborate on group assignments, and manage team files, delivering a consistent user experience across campus.

Using Box, You Can

  • Manage and preview files in many formats.
  • Access content through all major browsers, and through mobile devices running iOS, Android, and Blackberry.
  • Share files and folders while controlling access with a range of permissions from preview-only to full editing and collaboration rights.
  • Comment on files.
  • Create simple workflows.
  • Take advantage of related applications and file synchronization tools.

Before using Box to share, store, or collaborate with institutional information, review the Regulated Data Chart (Box is listed in the Collaboration Services section).

Service Details

Share your files with unlimited storage for free, thanks to a campus-wide license.

Best for:

  • Storing and sharing large numbers of documents.
  • provides tools to easily edit common files in Office on the desktop or in Office Online.
  • Can share files with anyone with an email address / collaborate with other institutions.
  • Excellent security for your data with encryption of your data both in transmission and while stored in the cloud, detailed auditing of who has acted on and viewed your files, watermarking of files, and view-only files that you can prevent others from downloading.

Cost:

No Fee

Regulated Data:

See the Regulated Data Chart for Cornell policy considerations for this service.

Support Contact:

Compare to:

Best for:

  • University (mission data) that needs to be stored in a secure, central location. 
  • Files you want to share within your department or with other departments at the University.

Best for:

Servers that you don't want to manage yourself and do want to maintain on campus. 

Also used for:

  • Disaster recovery.
  • Back ups.
  • Virtual or physical servers.

Cost:

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Audiences:

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Collaborate

Work with your colleagues more easily than email attachments.

Set your preferences

Control access, notifications, and all your other preferences.

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Leading the field in features and quality.

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