Northwestern University has partnered with Box to deliver file sharing services to faculty, staff, and students. Northwestern Box provides individual, flexible online space for unlimited file storing or sharing at no additional cost to schools, departments, or individuals. All Box content can be accessed online from computers or mobile devices.
Please note: Northwestern Box should not be used for legally or contractually restricted information. As the University enhances appropriate data handling processes and the Box platform develops additional functionality, it is anticipated that the appropriate use definition may be adjusted accordingly.
Northwestern Box Access
Current faculty, staff, and students with an active NetID are eligible to register for a Northwestern Box storage account. After logging in with a NetID and Net ID password, users will need to agree to the terms of service and follow proper computing guidelines.
Organizational accounts may be created as necessary by submitting a Northwestern Box Organizational Request. Departmental NetIDs may not be used to create a Northwestern Box account, instead individuals should request to create an organizational account.
Please Note:Faculty and University employees that have a personal Box account associated with their @northwestern.edu email address will need to switch that account to another email address before being able to access Northwestern Box.
Other members of the University community, such as affiliates or alumni, may sign up for a free Box account using a personal email address.
Why Use Box for Collaboration?
- Invite colleagues to share and edit: Turn folders into shared online workspaces, invite people to view, edit and upload files, and more.
- Post comments and assign tasks: Keeps everyone updated by exchanging feedback in one place. Instead of going back and forth in a long email chain, comments maintain conversation history in a single place.
- Create and share a unique link to any file or folder: Send links to anyone with or without a Box account for view and/or download access.
- Shared links always point to the most current version: Links do not need to be re-sent after changes are made to files.
Individual schools and departments may provide faculty and employees with specific guidance for file sharing. The University community can also visit File Sharing at Northwestern for a more comprehensive listing of online collaboration options and guidelines.
Last Updated: 26 January 2017Get Help Back to top