Getting Started with Box

This article provides a high-level overview of what is offered within Box.  You will have access to Box if you are an active student or employee.  Once your status changes to inactive, you will lose all access to Box and its documents.


To get started, follow the below instructions or view this informational video.


  1. Navigate to


box login screen


  1. If you are an active student or an employee, click Continue


click continue


  1. Box can be accessed while off-campus.  You will receive a Duo prompt when you attempt to do this.


  1. The main page of Box will display all the documents you have access to.  Here you will see documents that have been shared with you and documents that you have created in Box or uploaded to Box.


  1. Each document has options to the right.  When you move your mouse over a particular document, these options appear.  There is an ellipse button with additional options, followed by other sharing options.  These options are further explained below.


options for box documents


  1. The ellipse has the following options:


options under ellipses


  1. The below icon allows you to copy a link that can be shared with other individuals.  Once the link is copied, it can be shared with other users.


copy share link icon


  1. The last icon, “Share,” allows you to share the document via email.  The below window will open when you click “Share.”  You also can just copy the link here as well.


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  1. In the before-mentioned share window, you can see whom you have already shared the document with.


example of users document is shared with


  1. You can also create new documents within Box.  Clicking “New” in the top right corner will give you a list of document types.   If selected, these documents will be created using the software's online versions, then saved into your Box account.  You will be required to enter a title when you add a document, regardless of which document you choose to add.  This title can be edited at any time within Box.


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