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BoxAll University of Pittsburgh students, faculty, and staff have access to Box, a secure cloud storage solution that provides unlimited storage space as well as numerous collaboration features. Users can invite others to collaborate on group projects, share files with a simple Web link, add comments alongside documents, and assign tasks with due dates - all from anywhere you have Web access. Box can be used with almost any smartphone or tablet. Box archives all the revisions made to a file and enables users to sync files to their desktop.

How might you use Box? Here are some ideas.

  • Leave your flash drive at home: Your files are stored securely in the cloud so that you can access them anywhere at any time.

  • Send big files fast: Have a file that's too big to email? Upload it to Box and share it with a link.

  • Collaborate on a project: Need to work on a group project for class? With Box, everyone can view and edit files in one location. Add comments right alongside the files. Assign tasks with due dates. Receive real-time updates when someone edits or comments on a document. View previous versions of files. Box is a more efficient way to manage group work because it puts an end to "reply all" email chains and endless file attachments.

  • Store it all and stay organized: You don't have to share files on Box. You can just use it as your own personal storage space. And Box makes it easy to find everything you store. Organize files into folders, just like you do on your computer. Search for specific text within your files. Tag your files with keywords so that you can quickly find what you need.

Accessing Box

Just log in at to get started. You can also log in at My Pitt by clicking the Box Login link on the right-hand side of the page.

Note: Box uses state-of-the-art technology and industry best practices for data encryption during transit to and from the Box cloud, as well as while stored within Box. However, some types of data should not be stored on Box.

Learn more about using Box

Get Started

Managing Your Content

Share and Collaborate

Organize and Search Your Files

Sync Files Between Box and Your Computer

Adjust Your Preferences

Use Box with Mobile Devices

Frequently Asked Questions

Useful Apps Developed by Box

  • Box Edit
    Edit content directly on Box using native applications installed on your computer
  • Box for Office
    Edit and share Microsoft Office without leaving your Office programs
  • Box for Outlook
    Send files using sharing links and save attachments in Microsoft Outlook
  • Web Documents
    Create, edit, and share documents in a Web browser
  • Box FTP
    Establish a secure connection to Box via FTP for batch file transfers
  • View all official Box apps
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