Box is a cloud storage solution adopted by Clemson as a location where users may store or share files.
In order to use Box for cloud storage, users with a valid Clemson username may log in to http://clemson.box.com. The first time they do this, they will be asked for a Clemson username and password. Their new account will then be created.
These products have been branded to incorporate the Clemson logo and provide users with a custom portal to Box.
All Clemson account users will have up to 50 TB of storage.
Yes. You can download Box Sync for Windows or Mac from the Box App store. Once you log in to http://clemson.box.com, in the upper right hand corner you will see your name. Click on the gear beside your name, and select "Get Box Sync". It will take you to the Box apps. Download the Box Sync app for your operating system.
After installing you will see this screen:
Put in your Clemson email address (email@example.com), click on "Use my company's single sign-on credentials", Submit. You will be given a Clemson log in screen where you will put in your Clemson username and password. After this, your files will sync to a folder on your computer and you may use drag and drop to access them. Look in your Documents (Windows) or Finder (Mac) for a Box documents folder.
There are also apps for most of the popular mobile devices.
Shared folders for groups or classes can now be set up by using Clemson Central.
Step by step instructions to embed a Box folder or file in Blackboard: (.PDF)
A new feature in Box allows multiple users to simultaneously edit a text document. This currently does not work with Internet Explorer - try a different browser. Click here for more information on Box Notes.
When I go to http://clemson.box.com and attempt to sign in, I get an error.
This usually happens if you have previously gone to http://www.box.com instead of http://clemson.box.com and created an account using your firstname.lastname@example.org as your Box user name. Put in a ticket to ITHELP@clemson.edu and request that your eternal (box.com) and Clemson (clemson.box.com) accounts be joined.
When I invite my students to view a folder, they cannot sign in.
This frequently happens when either you invite email@example.com or they try to log in using firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure that for students, you invite email@example.com (no "g") and they use just their user name and password to log in. Also make sure they are going to http://clemson.box.com and not www.box.com.
How long to items remain in the trash?
How many versions are kept for edited files?
How long are old versions of files kept?
Until they are overwritten. For example, if a file has ten versions, the oldest version will no longer be available the next time a new version is saved.
Will I keep my Clemson Box account after I graduate or retire from Clemson?
No. You should make a copy of your data before leaving. When your Clemson user name and password stop working, you will no longer be able to get into Clemson Box.
Is it okay to store sensitive data in my Clemson Box account?
It is not recommended that you store sensitive data containing such things as social security numbers, bank account numbers, passwords, etc. on Box.
What is the default setting on shared folders?
If you click on Share to share a folder - and then send out the URL for that folder - only current Collaborators will be able to see the folder by default. If you want others (perhaps students who do not have Box accounts) to see the folder, you can change the setting to "Open" - then anyone with the link will see the folder.
To learn about the Internet2 NET+ Box program, go to
For Box technical support create a Box ticket.
Please review the information linked for details and help using the tools. If you have additional questions, please contact the CCIT Help Desk by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.