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Box at Rice University - Getting Started

This document provides a general overview of getting started with Box at Rice University.


Box at Rice University is an enterprise cloud-based storage and collaboration service that allows you to invite Rice colleagues and non-Rice colleagues to share files and folders in an online work space designed to access your files anywhere from any device with Internet access. Additionally, you can create unique links, set passwords, expiration date to retrieve, to any file or folder as a replacement to sending large email attachments.It is important to consider the contents of the information stored there. 

When using Box as a collaborative space for protected information including information classified as confidential or sensitive by Rice Policy 808, or information regulated through federal, state, or local laws or other information regulated by third party agreement, see the Box User Guidelines - Rice Data

Login to Box

Step 1:  Launch web browser. Point your browser to: 
Select: Continue

Log in to Box

Step 2: Login to Box with  Rice NetID and Password, select

Shib Login

Uploading and Downloading Files and Folders

Box offers several options for uploading individual files, multiple files, and entire folders to your account. For more information, see the

Upload Troubleshooting

If you experience issues when uploading files or folders, see the following support article that can help you resolve the most common problems,

Managing Files and Folders

Box is designed to help you organize your files in folders just as you would on your computer - creating a new folder; moving and copying; deleting a file or folder; and  searching or a file or folder. For more information:  Managing Files and Folders

Managing Collaborators

A collaborator is an individual who has been invited into a folder. Collaboration invites are a great way to share content for long term projects. You can invite people to a folder and monitor updates over time. When a user is added to a folder as a collaborator, the folder will appear in their All Files page. If you send a collaboration invitation to a person without a Box account, that person will be prompted to sign up with Box before being able to access the content. For more information about collaboration or sharing.

For more about:  Managing Collaborators

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Keywords:Box University collaboration file sharing storage cloud based service colleagues online workspace anywhere device laptop attachments large user guidelines uploading confidential troubleshooting files folders managing collaborators expiration hide modify role remove   Doc ID:68656
Owner:Diane Y.Group:Rice University
Created:2016-11-11 17:08 CSTUpdated:2017-03-28 08:50 CST
Sites:Rice Sandbox, Rice University
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