Dropbox Launches New Option For Educational Institutes

Dropbox Education has been released for colleges, schools and universities. The new Dropbox cloud storage offering brings cheaper subscription rates per user, shared storage limits and greater control for IT administrators in educational institutions. Read on to find out more.

Dropbox wants to be more than just a generic cloud storage service. To that end, the company is targeting the education sector in the hopes of becoming an integral tool for students and teachers. Dropbox also wants to make its storage service extra friendly to IT admin staff in schools.

Here's what Dropbox Education has to offer:

  • In terms of pricing, Dropbox Education costs $49 per user per year but schools that are looking to do mass deployments are eligible for volume-based discounts.
  • 15GB of shared cloud storage for each user. For example, a 300-person team will get a combined 4.5TB storage limit. This will be handy for group work scenarios and makes it easy for teaching staff to share notes digitally among their students.
  • Extended version history so if users can recover a previous version or deleted file within a year of an edit or deletion.
  • Added monitoring and control for IT admins to manage users, see activities and alter sharing permissions through a central console.
  • Compliance support to help education institutes comply with relevant standards and regulations.

You can get Dropbox Education from Dropbox directly or through distributor Ingram Micro.


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    Google drive is free if you have an edu domain and has unlimited storage.

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