Box has several ways for you to store and access your data:
- Web Client -- This works very similarly to Google Drive or Dropbox where files can be dragged and dropped, or uploaded to the Web. Connect to www.box.com in order to access this functionality.
- Box Edit -- This lets you easily edit files on Box using the native applications you have installed on your computer. If you can edit it on your desktop, you can edit it on Box! Just click on the 'Open' button in the file preview page to open any file directly from Box. This is the fastest, most reliable approach to utilizing Box. You'll need to access Box Edit through the Web Client
- Network Share -- This is very similar to the Lex Drive, Glacier, or OneDrive, if you're familiar with any of those. Documentation on how to do that can be found here.
What information can be stored in Box?
All information can be stored on Box. Ultimately it is up to the user to determine what they'd like to store on Box of course, but ISU, and this IT office, will always encourage ISU faculty and staff to put PSI and institutional data into their Box.
Can I use Box to store personal files?
Yes you can! However, you'll need to realize that Box access is not for life, and once you leave the university, you won't have access to Box anymore.
How secure is Box? Can other people reach my files?
Other people cannot access your files unless you share the files and/or folders with someone. See the resources below about inviting collaborators and sending a link to a file.
Is there a way to sync files with Box automatically?
Yes, if you modify your files within the Box web client, or the Box network share. We are also working on developing an automatic SFTP backup solution that utilizes Box.
Can my interns or student employees use Box?
Absolutely! You will need to fill out the form at the following link: Request Box Form
Can I use Box Sync on my ISU Box account?
You can't unfortunately. Due to the inherent security risks of having a local copy of institutional data, personal records, and other sensitive information, ISU only enables Box Sync in extreme circumstances.