Share files safely with UBbox or OneDrive

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Published November 21, 2023

Whether you’re a faculty member or student, don’t risk losing critical work, notes or assignments: use UBbox and OneDrive to store and share your files.

Embrace cloud storage for seamless accessibility



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Michael Canfield joined UB in January 2023 as an IT Communications Specialist for UBIT. A former newspaper reporter with a background in higher ed communication, Michael is also a volunteer firefighter. When he’s not writing or learning about all things UBIT, Michael likes to spend time with his wife and two English bulldogs. 

Storing files on your desktop is a single point of failure. OneDrive and UBbox provide free, secure storage for all of your university files with the convenience of easy sharing, both with those at UB or outside of the university.

Both OneDrive and UBbox provide ample storage, easy accessibility, collaboration features, and enhanced security for your academic and university-related files.

Benefits of UBbox or OneDrive

Storage benefits:

  • Get 128 GB of dedicated storage for your academic and university documents with UBbox or OneDrive.

Accessibility and organization:

  • Easily upload, view, and organize files from anywhere, whether on or off-campus.

Collaboration made easy:

  • Share files effortlessly through convenient link-sharing.
  • Invite collaborators, manage permissions flexibly, and enable view-only or full editing rights.

Security and privacy:  

  • Enjoy the security of cloud backup for your files.

Seamless editing and accessibility:

  • Use Box Edit for smooth editing of installed program files.
  • Utilize Box Drive to store, access, and share files directly from the cloud, freeing up your hard drive.

Need help?

Contact the UBIT Help Center any time you need help with UB technology, online at or by phone at 716-645-3542.