Box is a cloud computing business which provides file-sharing, collaborating, and other tools for working with files that are uploaded to its servers. Users can determine how their content can be shared with other users. Like similar cloud environments such as CTools, Google Drive, and DropBox, Box is a good resource for storing and sharing files, authoring content, and encouraging collaboration.
Internet2 (a consortium of leading U.S. research and educational organizations) chose Box after a review of many storage and file management services. As the University of Michigan is a member of Internet2, university affiliates have access to this cloud service.
Because M+Box works on Macs, PCs, and a wide range of mobile devices, it gives you access to your files from just about anywhere. M+Box is also a great place to collaborate: not only can your team share, view, edit, and retrieve project files, you can discuss them as well. M+Box uses the same login system as CTools and Wolverine Access, so there are no new user IDs or passwords to remember. It also offers desktop synchronization so that files from your local hard disk can be backed up automatically as well as be available to you from other computers and devices.
Also included are features like content and task management, online workspaces for collaboration, user permissions and a built-in editor. High level features, custom options for embedding files into a website, Google Apps integration, and administrative controls allow M+Box users to create and manage a complete work space environment.
UM-Flint Students, Staff, & Faculty members can login and access this service using their uniqname and UMICH (formerly Kerberos) password. Please see the Additional Information section below if you would like assistance with setting up this password.
Before utilizing this service, please carefully read through the Sensitive Data Guide for M+Box. Links are provided below for reference.
- Login to M+Box
- Setting Up A UMICH Password
- M+box FAQ
- Protecting Sensitive Data in M+Box
- Sensitive Data Restrictions in M+Box (Core-Apps)
- Sensitive Data Restrictions in M+Box Additional Apps (Non-Core)
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the use of M+Box cloud service, please contact Ann Arbor's ITS Service Center for assistance.