Keep Working: Resources for Working from Anywhere

This site provides information about using technology resources to collaborate with others across multiple locations and to reach certain campus resources that may be needed for accomplishing work tasks from off-campus.

Check out Tools for Working Remotely for a table of ideas on efficient tools to use for your work tasks.

Information on how to prepare a computer you’ve been using off campus to return to campus or make sure you are re-connected to on-campus resources is being developed on the Prepare Technology for Return to Campus.

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SECURE THE DEVICES YOU USE FOR WORK
If you are working from home or away from our campuses using a personally-owned computer, it’s important you make sure your device is protected and secure. Cylance at Home is available for faculty and staff to protect personally-owned devices and protects your files and sensitive university information when connecting to the university network or working with university materials.
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Collaboration Tools
If you need to coordinate with colleagues and members of the campus community remotely, these tools are available.

GROUP OR ONE-TO-ONE MEETINGS
To meet with others, whether colleagues, students or others, you can use WebEx to hold discussions with one or more other participants. WebEx allows you to meet online using your computer (with mic or camera) or with just a telephone. You can hold live discussion, communicate with audio and video, share your screen, share documents and other meeting tasks. WebEx is available to all Georgia State students, faculty and staff if discussion is needed across these groups. You can both schedule a meeting or hold a quick, impromptu meeting by using your personal meeting room link.

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TEAM AND PROJECT PRODUCTIVITY
Microsoft Teams allows for chat-based group conversation, group file sharing and in-app call, video and text chat. Create a Team to coordinate with other members of your team or project group. This article discusses how you can plan to use Teams for remote productivity.

File Storage and Access

INDIVIDUAL FILE STORAGE
OneDrive provides online storage linked directly from your account within the Office365 faculty and staff email system. You can copy files to online storage and also use a sync tool to work across devices. This is the recommended solution for storing your work files that are individual use or that you may want to share with others via link on a case-by-case basis. GSU Dropbox accounts are also available to faculty, staff and student employees on request.

DEPARTMENTAL FILE STORAGE
Microsoft Teams file sharing can allow you to store and share files for multiple users to view and contribute to online.

Department drives are sometimes referred to as I:// drives. You can reach these drives from off-campus after connecting the Virtual Private Network (VPN) and using the instructions provided at this page.

Software
Find information about software for download to your personal or work computer at the software download page. For instructions on downloading software to a university-managed computer, see this document about the software download center.

Telephones
If you need to receive calls at an off-campus number, you can forward your calls (Atlanta Campus | Perimeter College Phones | video instructions) to another land or cell line. When not near your office phone, you can also set your calls to forward to an off-campus number using online tools. To reach voicemail from off campus, you can check voicemail remotely or check your forwarded voicemail in your campus email account. If your voicemail is not currently forwarding to email, request the voicemail to email service be added to your mailbox.

Preparing a Device
To get started preparing for remote work and collaboration, make sure you’ve installed the Tools for Remote Work.

Supervising and Working on Virtual Teams

Make sure to take advantage of professional development opportunities that Georgia State has to offer.

Learning & Development Information For Supervisors

Have your team participate in the Learning & Development programs offered by ODCS. To access these available programs, go to Stacks and register today.

Consider checking out LinkedIn Learning and, coordinating with your team, select some online classes for your team to complete while working from home.


Information on policies and background on remote work arrangements can be found at: ahead.gsu.edu/#telework

 

Getting Help

System Status

Contact the IIT Technology Service Desk

When contacting the IIT Service Desk about getting prepared, let us know whether you are setting up a university-managed or personally-owned device. Contact the IIT Service desk at the online help system at help.gsu.edu, by email at help@gsu.edu or 404-413-HELP (404-413-4357).