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Cloud Storage

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 is an online file sharing and cloud content management service that works on PCs, Macs, mobile and tablet devices.
  • 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.

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  • Google Drive is available in student’s UIC Gmail accounts. Enables students to create documents, and share on the fly with Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps.
  • Google Drive can be used to create and share a variety of online documents, from word processing and spreadsheets to forms and presentations — all with mobile access.

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  • OneDrive is a convenient cloud storage solution if you use other Microsoft Office 365 apps, such as Exchange.