» Dropbox for Business

Chapman University Dropbox for Business is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software.

Drop any file into a designated folder where it is automatically uploaded to Dropbox's cloud-based service and shared with other Dropbox clients.

Available To:

Faculty & Staff

Benefits and key features:

  • As much space as you need
  • File Collaboration with your team
  • Convenient access to data via Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and mobile using any web browser or apps

+ - Getting Started

Visit http://dropbox.chapman.edu/signup to sign up for an account.

Once you sign up, you will receive an e-mail invitation from Dropbox for Business within 15 minutes.  Simply accept the invitation and follow the screen prompts.

Please note that Chapman has single sign-on enabled which allows you to use your Chapman email address and password when prompted.

Video tutorial on creating a new account:

You can find further instructions and screenshots on Dropbox.com website

 

+ - But I already have a free Dropbox account with a chapman.edu login!

That's OK! If you have created a personal chapman.edu Dropbox account, all you need to do is: 

  1. Accept the Dropbox for Business e-mail invitation you'll receive for your new account (See email example on Dropbox.com)
  2. Confirm that you want your stuff in your new Dropbox for Business account and sign in!

Video tutorial on what to do if you have an existing @chapman.edu personal account on Dropbox for Business:

+ - How to install Dropbox for Business Desktop Application

On Windows PCs:

On MAC OSX:

+ - Using Selective Sync to free up disk space - Windows users

By default, the Dropbox app synchronizes all content to your computer. If you run low on disk space as a result, consider using selective sync to exclude larger folders from synchronizing locally. This will not impact the files stored on Dropbox; all files and folders will remain accessible through Dropbox on the web. It will reduce the amount of space your Dropbox data consumes on your computer. Follow these steps:

  1. Click the Dropbox icon from the system tray.
  2. Click the "gear" icon and select Preferences... from the menu.
  3. Click the Account tab.
    • Dropbox Business users: If you have connected your personal and work Dropbox accounts, you'll also need to select the Dropbox for which you want to change settings at the top of the tab.
  4. Click the Selective Sync... button
  5. screenshot of folders to selectUncheck any folders you do not want to synchronize with your computer and click Update

+ - Using Selective Sync to free up disk space - Mac OS X users

By default, the Dropbox app synchronizes all content to your computer. If you run low on disk space as a result, consider using selective sync to exclude larger folders from synchronizing locally. This will not impact the files stored on Dropbox; all files and folders will remain accessible through Dropbox on the web. It will reduce the amount of space your Dropbox data consumes on your computer. Follow these steps:

  1. Click the Dropbox icon from the menu bar.
  2. Click the "gear" icon and select Preferences... from the menu.
  3. Click the Account tab.
    • Dropbox Business users: If you have connected your personal and work Dropbox accounts, you'll also need to select the Dropbox account for which you want to change settings at the top of the tab.
  4. Click the Change Settings... button.
  5. screenshot of folders to selectUncheck any folders you do not want to synchronize with your computer and click Update.