UARK Box Cloud useful Tips and Tricks

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UARK Box Cloud


UARK Box is a cloud storage and collaboration solution available to all University of Arkansas students, teachers, and staff.

Box delivers collaboration and cloud storage resources of the highest caliber to the UARK campus.

Visit and enter your UARK email address and password to get started. View the following video to learn how to use Box.

How to log into uark box

To reach uark box,

  • Proceed to
  • Click “Continue” to proceed.
  • Enter your login ID (uark email address).
  • Provide your password.
  • To access your files, log in.
  • When storing sensitive or secret information in the cloud, use Uark box with caution. Do not upload files to Box that contain Highly Sensitive information. Examine UARK Blackboard.

What benefits does box offer?

  • Greater collaboration on campus and internationally.
  • Secure file storage and file sharing on any device.
  • Cloud storage that scales with your needs.
  • Teams collaborating in a centralized workplace.
    Version history and revision tracking.
  • Strong security configurations

Uark box tips

Files and editing

You can build a Box document for easy reference using Box Notes. You can also open a Box file in your web browser using Office Online applications. Once editing is complete, simply save the file back to Box.

Box also preserves the version history of every document, making it easy to trace changes in a collaborative effort.

Each file upload is limited to 15GB in size.

Sharing and collaborating

Box’s effectiveness relies on its collaborative capabilities.

Shared links are ideal for distributing a document or file for a singular purpose. Depending on the set permissions, a Box account may not be required to access a shared link.

By inviting colleagues to join your folder, a team can collaborate on a single version of a file instead of producing numerous versions. This solution is ideal for lengthy or intricate assignments. Each collaborator must have a Box account, and there are seven authorization levels.

Naming folders

Because you can be invited to multiple collaboration folders, it is essential that you and your collaborators maintain a consistent naming strategy to assist everyone arrange their files. For instance:

  • Use class codes, such as ENGL1003 Fall 2019, in the folder name for a course inside the university.
  • Include “UARK” for a project involving outside collaborators. Fall 2019 Chemistry Study at UARK

Box folder and file names are limited to 255 characters.

Restoring deleted files

Deleted files are recoverable from the Trash for up to 90 days after deletion.

  • From the web-based version of Box, select Trash from the left-hand menu.
  • Place the mouse pointer over the file and click the More Options (…) button on the right.
  • Select Restore. Click Okay to confirm.

Leaving the University

When a University of Arkansas account is closed, access to Box is revoked. Transfer ownership of files and switch your Box account to a personal email address before leaving the university.

Contact the IT Help Desk to retrieve work files belonging to a former university employee.

Other cloud storage resources

Explore alternate uark boxes at the University of Arkansas.


OneDrive is a file management solution within Office 365 that is accessible to all students, instructors, and staff.

With OneDrive from Office 365, you can save and work on your files at any time and from any location. Sign in with your UARK email address and password, then click the OneDrive tile to get started.

Office Online documents are saved automatically to OneDrive. You can upload files up to 250GB in size.

Install the OneDrive app on your computer, mobile device, or tablet.

  • Sign in to Office 365 using your UARK email and password.
  • On the right, click “Install Office Applications.” Follow the on-screen prompts to finish the installation.

If OneDrive is already installed on your device, add a “work/school account” with your UARK email address and password.

Google Drive

Google Drive is a suite of apps for the creation and sharing of online documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. It is a good alternative to the Uark box. In general, files created in Drive, including those converted to PDF, are not entirely accessible to those with visual impairments or other functional restrictions who use assistive technology.

IT Services recommends converting files to Microsoft Office formats (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc., which are normally accessible) via Drive File Stream prior to sharing Google Drive information. Microsoft Office-converted files may still contain accessibility hurdles. If files are inaccessible, contact the person who originally provided the document.


You can use Kumo to access and save your UARK Box, OneDrive, and Google Drive files from a computer lab on campus or the virtual Remote Lab.

‘Kumo’ is both a Japanese (hirigana) term for ‘cloud’ and’spider’

Kumo enables you to save to your UARK Box, OneDrive, or Google Drive cloud storage account whether logged onto a campus computer lab or Remote Lab desktop.

Follow the steps below or visit to get started.

  • Connect to the desktop of your Remote Lab or Tech Spot lab PC.
  • The system tray in the lower right corner of the screen will display a prompt. Click Setup and enter your UARK login and password to log in.
  • Authorize each desired cloud service by selecting Authorize from the drop-down menu.
    • Users of Google Drive may be required to provide their email address as and to follow the on-screen authorisation instructions. Kumo is only compatible with UARK Google Apps accounts and not private Gmail accounts.
  • At any moment, you can revoke Kumo access by clicking the Deauthorize button on

Within 30 seconds of uploading or deleting a file, the modification will be synchronized. You may need to refresh the window to view recent modifications.


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