U of I Box Keeps Your Data Safe

Stacks of exams and papers, spreadsheets full of grades, and empty coffee cups.

These three things are connected. They’re certainly all part of midterms season here at Illinois. If you teach, chances are you’ve experienced at least two of these three things this week.

They also take up a lot of space. Exams and papers are returned and coffee cups are recycled. But where do the spreadsheets go?

For many, spreadsheets go into a local file on a computer. They’re easy to access, but storing them can eat up memory. And if the computer is lost or damaged, the data may be gone for good.

With U of I Box, you don’t have to worry about memory or data loss. U of I Box lets you keep and work on your files in the cloud. You also get unlimited storage with U of I Box, so you’ll never run out of space, no matter how many midterms you grade.

Perhaps most importantly, U of I Box is FERPA-approved, so it’s a safe place to put sensitive data like student grades. Just drop your spreadsheets in U of I Box and rest easy knowing that your information is safe.

Cloud services are not one-size-fits-all, which is why the University of Illinois provides several options. The amount and kind of data you’re working with will help you determine what’s the right cloud for you. For more information on what cloud services are best for working with different kinds of data, please see this KnowledgeBase article: https://answers.uillinois.edu/illinois/page.php?id=54880.

 

Eligibility

All cloud services are provided by the University of Illinois to faculty, students, and staff. If you’re a member of one or more of these groups, you’re eligible for at least one kind of cloud-based account.