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Box Integrations & Partners

Box includes integration and partnerships with a number of software and development companies. You can utilize these partnerships best through Box's apps. Integration and partnerships include:

  • Microsoft Suite
  • Google Drive
  • Apple iOS
  • IBM
  • Salesforce
  • DocuSigns
  • Okta
  • Adobe
  • Cisco
  • Slack

To read more about Box's partner programs, click here.

Need Some Help?

If you are having trouble figuring this out on your own, stop by the Scholarly Commons and we can assist you with your cloud computing needs, or send us an email.

Box also includes a help and FAQ page that may be able to answer your questions!

About is a free, cloud-based storage system that allows users to upload, download, and share files from anywhere with an Internet connection. Box's free plan begins with 10 GBs of free data and you can upgrade to 100 GBs for $10/month. Those who sign up with University of Illinois credentials receive 50 GBs of storage through the university plan.

Using Box is a great way to keep yourself and your data organized and safe when you need to work at multiple stations or collaboratively. It can also work in tandem with Word, iPhone, iPad, Android and Google Drive, among other programs, for automatic syncing, as well as viewing, uploading, and sharing files. 

Box allows you to map to your network drive so you can store your stuff the way you would locally on your computer by dragging and dropping, making it an easy to use way to keep your files on the cloud.

Get Started

Signing Up Through the University of Illinois

If you have a University of Illinois log-in, you are able to sign up for an account under the university's Enterprise plan, giving you more memory and options than a normal, free account. To sign up with your Illinois log in information, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to and click 'Sign Up'
  2. Log in through Shibboleth
  3. Add any additional information necessary
  4. Head into Box and start exploring!

Signing Up Through Box

If you do not have a University of Illinois log-in, you can still sign up for a free Box account.

  1. Go to and click the 'Sign Up' button in the upper right corner
  2. Go to 'Individual Plans' and choose the 'Individual' plan
  3. Input your information
  4. Head into box and start exploring!


Creative Commons License

Except where otherwise indicated, original content in this guide is licensed under a  Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) 4.0 license. You are free to share, adopt, or adapt the materials. We encourage broad adoption of these materials for teaching and other professional development purposes, and invite you to customize them for your own needs. 

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