Staff and research students at Sussex can store an unlimited amount of files and data by logging on to Box.com with a University account.
To use Box with your Sussex login:
You should then see a home page with a couple of default folders (see Getting started).
The first time you login you should see two folders:
Getting started with Box
This contains useful information and resources on how to use Box.com. If you go into this folder and then choose Get started, you will see a series of short video introductions that give you a quick briefing on the service and how to use it.
This folder is the best place to store files and folders you want to share with other people.
You can create other folders of your own to store files you're working on.
When you first start using Box, it's easy to find the files and folders you're looking for. But as you accumulate more files, you can use these tips to find your way around:
A useful feature is to mark a file as a favourite - find it in your file list and then click the options icon (three dots in a box) and choose Favorite. When you go back to the All Files screen, your favourite files are shown in a handy list on the right-hand side.
Click into the search bar at the top of the Box page to look for keywords in files and filenames.
Box enables you to share files and folders easily with people who are working on the same projects.
Short video covering the basics (3m 34s).
If you're having trouble logging on to Box.com with your Sussex details, click the red button below, login and choose General enquiry:
If you have questions about using the service, the best place to go for help is the online Box Community. You can browse or search for information or register if you want to ask questions or make comments.
Updated on 8 March 2017