Box for Google Workspace Add-on


With the Box for Google Workspace Add-on, you can copy content in its native Google format to Box from Google Drive.  From Box, you can open native Google format files (such as .gdoc).



Log in to your Clemson Box from

Click on Apps on the left, and search for "Box for Google Workspace Add-on" (NOT Box for Google Workspace!).  Click the Add button.

Red arrows to Apps and Add


Next click on Proceed

Red arrow to Proceed

Click on Install.

Red arrow to Install


Click Continue.

Red arrow to Continue

Find the Clemson Google account you want to link to and click on it.

Red box around Clemson Google account and red arrow to it

Click on Allow. 

Red arrow to Allow

Click on Done.

Red arrow to Done

You may get a message "Adding not verified".  Just click on Close. It should be installed now.

Red arrow to Close

You may need to restart your browser or your computer. When you go to Google Drive, on the right side of the screen you will see a Box icon. 

Box icon in red box

If you click on the Box icon, you will need to select Log In.

Red arrow to Log in

Click on Grant access to Box.

Red arrow to Grant access to Box

Now you will see your Box folders from Google Drive.

Box folders

The three dots in the upper right hand corner give you the option to Log out, Refresh, or Manage the add-on

Options include Log out, Refresh, Manage add-on


Once it is set up, you can select any file in your Google Drive and copy it to Box. Here is an example. In this case we selected a  Google Doc file in Google Drive. Once it was selected, the Box app showed it on the right side of the screen and we clicked on Authorize to start the process of copying it to Box.

Red arrows to Google File and Authorize

A pop-up asked us to Allow the copy.

Red arrow to Allow

Finally, we had to click on SAVE TO BOX to complete the save.

Red arrow to Save to Box


If you have more questions, email or call 864-656-3494.



Attached Files
There are no attachments for this article.
Related Articles RSS Feed
Embed Box Files and Folders in Canvas
Added on Wed, Feb 27, 2019
Box Storage: Logging in from Mobile Apps
Added on Fri, Jul 27, 2018
How to share Box files and folders in Canvas
Added on Tue, Jan 14, 2020
Box Storage: Accessing Clemson Box account in Linux
Added on Wed, Jul 11, 2018
Box Apps
Added on Wed, Dec 12, 2018
Box Drive replaces Box Sync
Added on Wed, May 6, 2020
Two ways to embed Box files in Canvas
Added on Tue, Oct 1, 2019
Setting up a folder from a Central Workgroup.
Added on Wed, Jan 5, 2022
How to transfer ownership of a Box folder to another Clemson user
Added on Wed, Mar 16, 2022
Box Blocks TLS 1.0
Added on Wed, Sep 26, 2018