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UA+Box is a cloud storage service provided for free to students, faculty, and staff of The University of Alabama via Box.com with no storage limit. UA+Box is accessible on desktop and mobile devices, and it is encrypted both in transit and storage.

UA+Box is also useful for sharing and collaboration – folders and documents may be shared among users for distributed editing and viewing. UA+Box has robust permissions settings, allowing collaborators to be viewers or editors, and it keeps revisions of documents so that your work is never lost.

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Guides

You can find more tutorials and resources at the Faculty Resource Center as well as their schedule for workshops.

Cost

No cost for students, faculty, or staff.

Eligibility

Departments Faculty Staff Students

About Your Account

UA+Box accounts are automatically created for all students, faculty, and staff.  Users may login to UA+Box by clicking the link below.  You will be redirected to a myBama login page for authentication, then back to Box.  You may also login from the Tech tab of myBama.

Once connected to UA+Box, you can set up any alias for your email address. The default email address will be something like jdoe@ua.edu, but many users will prefer to use an alternate email address. Students should have their Crimson address added automatically. Faculty and staff may have other alias addresses added automatically.  As UA email aliases are added to the UA+Box accounts, users will receive email notifications.  You will only be able to login to the mobile app or Box Sync using email addresses that have been added to your account.

Anyone who cannot access UA+Box with their myBama username and password should contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555 or itsd@ua.edu.

Logging In

You may login using the button below or by visiting the Tech tab of myBama.

Login to UA+Box

Mobile Apps

Because UA+Box utilizes Box.com for it’s services, mobile apps are available on a number of platforms including iOSAndroid, and many more. Users will be able to login to those apps using any email address attached to their account. By default, Box utilizes your myBama@ua.edu address – users are encouraged to add alternate email addresses (aliases) to their account if needed.

Box Sync

UA+Box can synchronize files to your desktop or laptop computers so those files are available even when you are not connected to the Internet. To do this you can download the Box Sync add-on app available by clicking the cloud icon at the top of your UA + Box page.

Box Sync is compatible with Mac OS X Lion (10.7) and above, and Windows XP and up.

CAUTION: You should never sync folders that contain sensitive or private information to computers not owned and managed by UA. In addition, all UA proprietary or confidential material must be removed from the account upon leaving the University.

Eligiblity and Cost

Current students, faculty, and staff are all eligible to use UA+Box at no cost.

Licensing Information

The service is not available to alumni or former employees. When a user is no longer an active student, faculty, or staff, they will be given the opportunity to transition their UA+Box account to a personal Box account.

Software Information

Support

For more information or problems, please contact either of the following:

  • Students & Staff: OIT Service Desk at (205) 348-5555 ITSD@ua.edu
  • Faculty: Faculty Resource Center (205) 348-3532 frc@ua.edu

UA+Box is a part of a business partnership between UA, Internet2, and Box.com. It is funded through central administration of The University.