This article will guide you through the processes and best practices to follow while working from home or off-campus.
In order to work from home or off campus you need the following:
You can access your email account by:
For more information about accessing the above please see Using a Web Browser for email article.
Access your emails and calendar of campus or by using iOS, Android or Windows phones.
OneDrive gives you a personal file storage area with 5TB of space, and is accessible from any device connected to the internet. If you are working on confidential data, please check the guidelines on the Data Protection website.
Staff and students can collaborate with colleagues via Microsoft Teams. Using Teams, you can instant message colleagues, set up online meetings, collaborate in groups and share files. If you are working on confidential data check the guidelines on the Data Protection website.
For information on using Blackboard Collaborate, please see the FAQs on the VLE blog and the Minerva help guide
Some IT systems are not directly available off-campus via Minerva or Office365. Examples are ESS/MSS (Employee/Manager Self-Service), M: and N: drives and SAP. Depending on what you need access to, a number of options are available to you.
Important: Remember to log out of Windows Virtual Desktop once you have finished.
Important: If you have any difficulties accessing the online or digital aspects of your learning please contact your Personal Tutor and / or your Student Support Office for further assistance.
Be extra vigilant. Hackers are targeting people by pretending to offer advice about Covid19, with the threat of hacking increasing due to the rise in remote working. Remember to be cautious about opening any attachments. Don't reply to email or pop-up messages that ask for personal or financial information, and don't click on links in the message. For more information see the phishing advice page and the general guidance on IT security at home.
University PCs and laptops, both Windows and Apple Macs, should have McAfee VirusScan pre-installed.
If you are using Windows 10 (or Windows 8/8.1), your computer should have Windows Defender pre-installed. This is free and updates automatically. If you are using Windows 7, you can download Microsoft Security Essentials. If you are using an Apple Mac, you can download and install Sophos Antivirus for Mac.
For more information see the article on protecting your devices from malware
Make sure you follow the guidelines on the Data Protection website when handling University data.