Cloud-based storage is an online system in which a user is allocated storage space on a server and can share files with others over the Internet. By default, files stored are private but can be shared with individuals, the University, or publicly.
Files stored in cloud-based storage can be accessed from nearly any device with an Internet connection. The cloud-based storage services listed below include their own optional software application that allows the synchronization of files among multiple devices and the cloud.
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- Box accounts are available to current UIC students, faculty, and staff (external affiliates are not eligible). A valid UIC primary NetID and a common password are required to create a University Box account and to later access the University Box account.
- Google Drive is available in UIC’s Google Workspace accounts. Enables creation of documents, and share on the fly with Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps. A UIC Google Workspace account is required. Students automatically have these accounts created, but faculty and staff are also able to create one.
- OneDrive is a convenient cloud storage solution if you use other Microsoft Office 365 apps, such as Exchange.