In the event of staff needing to work remotely, it is important that business and administrative activities can continue. Become familiar with the TU technology tools that make remote working possible.
See specifics for recommended hardware.
These tasks are ordered from basic to more complex.
|Task||Use this service||How to use it|
|Access TU email and calendar||Office 365 Self-Help webpage|
|Access Office 365 suite (TU email, Word, Excel, SharePoint, PowerPoint, OneDrive)||Office 365
|Office 365 Self-Help webpage
|Work as if at your TU Desktop (including email and your drives). *You can remote in from a Mac or PC to your TU PC, but not into a TU Mac. If remoting into an office Mac, use Office 365 to access your email and drives.||Remote Desktop||Self-Help from Mac (PDF), Self-Help from PC (PDF) and video.|
Reset or change an expired password before leaving your office
|NetID Tools||Self-Help (PDF)|
|Change your password remotely while working on a TU computer||NetID Tools||Follow directions on the webpage|
|Store non-confidential files and share documents||OneDrive (Office 365)||Office 365 Self-Help webpage|
|Store confidential data||Your existing Secureshare||Available through Remote Desktop|
|Access online university items like network shares such as DeptShare, JumboShare, CustomShare, O: and H: drives, etc.||Virtual Private Network||Self-Help Mac (PDF), Self-Help PC (PDF)|
|Task||Use this Service||How to use it|
|Schedule and attend meetings remotely using voice and video||Webex Meetings or Zoom
Webex: You'll first need to activate your account.
|Create online spaces for your team to quickly collaborate, chat, and meet||Webex (formerly Webex Teams)
||Follow directions on the webpage
|Task||use this service||how to use it|
|Check your desk phone voicemail||See it in your Outlook inbox, call into your desk phone from off campus||Self-Help (PDF)
|Forward desk phone calls
||Set up call forwarding through the Phone Self-Care Portal. *This must be done before you leave the office.||Self-Help (PDF)
|Call another Webex user with your computer or mobile device (use just audio or audio and video)||Webex (formerly Webex Teams)||Cisco Support|
For help with technology-related issues like connectivity, service, or login issues, contact the OTS Faculty/Staff Help Center during business hours. You can also submit a TechHelp service request at any time.