Get Ready to Work Anywhere
On this page you’ll find information about preparing yourself to work from off-campus, including:
- Virtual collaboration spaces
- Communicating within the UWB community
- Securely accessing computing resources from off-campus
- Setting up your work space technology
Virtual collaboration spaces
Click to view more information about the virtual working space options below.
UW Office 365
UW Google G Suite
- UW Google G Suite
- UW Google Shared Drives
- Getting started with G Suite
- Collaborating with Google Shared Drive
Communicating within the UWB community
Click to view more information on options below for communicating with others.
Email & chat options
- Access your email anywhere with Outlook Web App
- Microsoft Skype for Business Instant Messenger
- Microsoft Teams Chat
Phone options and alternatives
- UW Zoom Calls (has a HIPAA option)
- Microsoft Skype for Business calls
- Accessing your work voicemail through the web
- How to receive work calls from home through Avaya IX Workplace
- Request the “Avaya IX Workplace” software from UWB-IT here
Video conferencing – hosting and attending virtual meetings
- UW Zoom
- UW Zoom Delegate feature – allows you to schedule for others
- Microsoft Teams
- Microsoft Skype for Business
- Best practices for virtual meetings
Securely accessing computing resources from off-campus
Click to view more information about securely accessing the computing resources below from off-campus.
UW-IT provided digital storage options
- Accessing your individual UW U: drive from off campus
- Storing and editing your documents with Microsoft OneDrive for Business
- Learn more about your available individual UW Google Drive space
- Learn more about collaborating with others in UW Google Shared Drives
UWB-IT provided digital storage options
Setting up your workspace technology
When setting up your work space, wherever you are, it’s important to consider the following:
- Taking technology off campus: Notify your school/department administrator or budget manager that you intend to take office technology home.
- Procuring technology: Per campus policy, IT equipment purchases such as computers (laptops, tablets, desktops), printers, and software must be coordinated through UWB-IT to ensure security, privacy, and compliance; viability; and asset management. Send technology requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a computer purchase request or software request form to start the technology procurement process.
- Software for your personal computer: UW-IT offers software for personally owned computers at reduced or no cast through the UW UWare program. This is available to all current staff, faculty, and students.
- If you have internet access questions, please contact your School/Department administrator.
- Internet connectivity tips and resources for learning, teaching, and working remotely.
- Dealing with low bandwidth at home.
Staying secure and compliant while working remote
- Connect to Husky OnNet whenever performing work for the University.
- Managing records while work remotely.
- Safe computing and safe email practices to protect your computer, identity, and privacy.
- UW’s policy on appropriate use of University information resources and computing technology.
- Download Sophos Anti Virus for your personally owned computers.
- Because we care, we’re security aware: Five actions we suggest you take to increase security.