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How to password protect a Box file
Added on Tue, May 19, 2020
Log in to Box and click on a file to preview it.  Click on Share.   Click on Enable shared link to turn it on.   Click on Invited people only. Change it to People with the link.   Now click on Link Settings.   Now you will see the option to... Read More
Box Drive replaces Box Sync
Added on Wed, May 6, 2020
If your Box Sync stops working in 2020 or later, it is probably because it has been replaced with Box Drive. The symptom of the issue is new files placed in your account that you can see in the browser are now longer showing in the desktop... Read More
How do you use Clemson Box? (FAQ)
Added on Wed, May 24, 2017
Box 1) What is Box? Box is a cloud storage solution adopted by Clemson as a location where users may store or share files. 2) How do I get a Clemson Box Account? In order to use Box for cloud storage, users with a valid Clemson... Read More
Box Storage: My files are missing!
Added on Tue, Aug 21, 2018
There are several reasons for files to be missing from your Clemson Box. 1) If you are not the owner (even if you are the co-owner or editor), the owner may have: Left Clemson (retired, moved away, graduated...) and once his account is no longer... Read More
Embed Box Files and Folders in Canvas
Added on Wed, Feb 27, 2019
Open Clemson Box ( and find the file or folder to be embedded in Canvas. Single click (to select) the file or folder, and click on the three dots, More Actions, Embed Widget. If you want to change the size, click on the Size... Read More
Box Sharing with External Collaborators
Added on Tue, Dec 18, 2018
If a Clemson user would like to share a Box folder with someone who does not have a Clemson user account, here are the steps to follow: 1. The non-Clemson user can go to and create a free public Box account. He should share the... Read More
Box Troubleshooting
Added on Tue, Dec 18, 2018
1)  Box Sync is not working. Box Sync is no longer recommended as a sync client for Clemson Box. Make sure you back up any files that failed to sync.  (You can check by going to and checking to see if the files are there.) ... Read More
Box Apps
Added on Wed, Dec 12, 2018
Box Apps for Computer There are several slightly overlapping apps available for Box that allow you to see and edit your files. Note that none of these are required if you work from the browser, but all are nice add ons. We will provide a brief... Read More
Box for Office
Added on Tue, Sep 18, 2018
BOX FOR OFFICE is an app that allows Box users to save files from MS Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint directly into a account (including a Clemson one).  If you install Box for Office and open Word, Excel, or Powerpoint - when you save a... Read More
How to Install and Use Box Drive
Added on Wed, Oct 27, 2021
HOW TO INSTALL AND USE BOX DRIVE Box Drive is the Box app that allows you to stream the contents of your Clemson Box to your desktop. It appears in your Finder (Mac) or File Explorer (Windows). You can see all of the files, add files, etc. directly... Read More
How to share Box files and folders in Canvas
Added on Tue, Jan 14, 2020
HOW TO SHARE BOX FILES AND FOLDERS IN CANVAS If an instructor would like to share data they have in their Clemson Box account with students using Canvas, here are some steps and instructions. Note: Previously, an instructor could go to central... Read More
Box Storage: Accessing Clemson Box account in Linux
Added on Wed, Jul 11, 2018
Currently, there is no Clemson Box App for Linux. Here are some instructions for Accessing Clemson Box account in Linux via WebDAV using command-line mount and other tools. There are two tricks to accessing a Clemson Box folder in Linux using WebDAV ... Read More
Clemson Box Secure Folders
Added on Wed, Aug 15, 2018
Box Secure folders provide for enhanced controls and a more auditable Box configuration. The secure folders are used when there is a need to store or collaborate on sensitive data. Box Secure Folders are owned by the university, but managed by the... Read More
Box Blocks TLS 1.0
Added on Wed, Sep 26, 2018
Starting on 8:00 AM PST on November 12, 2018, Box will block products and services using the TLS 1.0 encryption protocol. Affected users should get an email prior to November 12 warning them to upgrade their browsers and/or apps.  Click here to... Read More
Box Storage: Logging in from Mobile Apps
Added on Fri, Jul 27, 2018
If you are on a mobile device, either from a browser or from a Box App, you should follow these instructions to log in to Clemson Box.  If at any time while using a Box app you get an option "Use Single Sign On (SSO)", select that option. These... Read More
Clemson Cloud Storage Solutions
Added on Wed, Apr 28, 2021
Clemson students and employees have several different options for Cloud storage.  All of these solutions allow users to upload/download files and folders, share with other users (Clemson and non-Clemson), and have corresponding Apps that allow them... Read More
How to share Box folders
Added on Tue, Sep 15, 2020
If you would like to share a folder in Box with a class or any group of Clemson users, follow these steps.  These steps will often fix issues with professors sharing Box folders with students. Get your folder ready (upload or create files and put... Read More
How to uninstall Box Drive or Box Sync
Added on Wed, Sep 14, 2022
You can often uninstall Box Drive or Box Sync from your operating system using the normal ways you would uninstall an application.  But there is also a second way to do this that works on both Windows and Mac computers. Open Chrome (this does not... Read More
Two ways to embed Box files in Canvas
Added on Tue, Oct 1, 2019
Using the Canvas Box integration tool: Upload the item you want to share in Canvas to your Clemson Box account. Make sure to set the Share settings to "Anyone with the Link" or a setting that allows your students to view the file. Open or create a... Read More
Setting up a folder from a Central Workgroup.
Added on Wed, Jan 5, 2022
Go to and log in with your Clemson user name and password. Notice that this will not work with Canvas workgroups. And you must be an owner of a workgroup to edit it. Find a group that has the Edit option beside it and... Read More
How to transfer ownership of a Box folder to another Clemson user
Added on Wed, Mar 16, 2022
If a user is leaving Clemson or transferring to a new position and needs to transfer ownership of some Clemson Box folders, here are the instructions to do that.  Note that the three highest permissions on Box Folders are Owner, Co-Owner, and Editor... Read More
Clemson Box Central Groups
Added on Wed, Jun 23, 2021
Clemson Box offers group storage.  This article explains how to share a folder with your workgroup or class.  Note that any employee can create a workgroup either for a class or a group of any kind. Open a browser and go to Read More
Box for Google Workspace Add-on
Added on Tue, Feb 21, 2023
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).   INSTRUCTIONS TO INSTALL BOX... Read More