Box

Overview

Box is a cloud-based file storage system where you can store and share files across multiple devices.

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Accessing Box

Go to duq.edu/box to access Box. On this page, you will be presented with a welcome screen asking if you are part of Duquesne University. Click Continue to be directed to a Duquesne University login page, where you can sign in with your MultiPass username and password.


Using Box

Upload files

  1. Go to duq.edu/box and sign into your account.
  2. Click Upload and select whether you are uploading a file or folder.
  3. Use your device's file browser to locate the folder you want to upload.

After the file or folder is uploaded, Box will display a message indicating it was uploaded successfully.

Create shared links

Shared links let you quickly copy and share hyperlinks to content stored in Box with co-workers and classmates, both inside and outside Duquesne.

  1. Go to duq.edu/box and sign into your account.
  2. Hover over the file or folder you want to share and then click the Share button.
  3. Click the Enable shared link slider to create a shared link.
  4. Click Invited People Only to choose the permission level for the shared link.

You can also customize the link settings of your shared link, such as setting an expiration date or customizing the link path.

Invite collaborators

A collaborator is someone you invite to a file or folder. When you add someone as a collaborator, the item appears in their Box account.

If you send a collaboration invitation to someone without a Box account, Box prompts them to sign up with Box before accessing the content.

  1. Go to duq.edu/box and sign into your account.
  2. Hover over the file or folder you want to share and then click the Share button.
  3. Type the name or email address of the collaborator.
  4. Click Invite as Editor to choose whether you want to invite the collaborator as an editor or reviewer.
  5. In the Message field, type a message of up to 750 characters for the collaborator.
  6. Click Send.

Box software

Box Drive

Box Drive is a desktop application that keeps your lets you quickly access and edit files store in your Box account.

Employees using a University-managed computer can download Box Drive in Software Center (Windows) or Self Service (macOS). If you are using a personal computer, visit box.com/drive to download Box Drive.

Box Mobile

Box Mobile allows you to create, view, edit and share content on your mobile device.


Storing University data in Box

Box has been reviewed by Duquesne University’s Information Security team and has been approved for storing internal and public institutional data. Restricted data (personally identifiable information and compliance regulated data) is not approved for storage in Box.