Resources for Working Remotely

In the event of emergency or natural disaster, Baylor staff and faculty may be instructed to work from home or another remote location. The following resources will enable you to access online resources and effectively collaborate with colleagues so that you can continue to support the university from a remote, Internet-connected location.

 

Available Software Platforms

Many software platforms that Baylor provides to enable you to accomplish your work are available via the Web or can be installed on a home computer.

 

Microsoft Teams

Teams is a virtual communications platform that empowers people to work together remotely. Baylor faculty and staff can create Teams to chat, meet, call and collaborate - all in one place. The Teams app is available for Windows, Mac, mobile devices, and on the web. You can download Teams for all platforms at portal.office.com.

Read more about how to get the most out of Microsoft Teams

 

VPN (Virtual Private Networking)

Using some Baylor systems remotely (for example, Baylor's CMS Admin, TRAX, Banner and Khalix) requires a virtual private network (VPN) connection. VPN establishes a secure connection between your remote device and the Baylor network that enables you to access campus systems as if you were working on a wired connection in your office. If you haven't used Baylor's VPN in a while, it might be a good idea to test it and see if it still works properly. Please note: When you connect to VPN you may experience network latency on video streaming platforms.

Read more about how to install and use Baylor's VPN software
(Bear ID and Password Required)

 

Box

Box provides secure storage and sharing of files and enables access across a variety of device platforms. Collaboration can be quickly set up in Box, with the ability to designate different levels of access. In the event the university requires working remotely, you should move critical files you need to access into Box prior to leaving campus.

Read more about how to use Box

 

Moving Your Office Desktop Computer for Remote Working

As part of the university's transition to remote working for qualified employees, approved faculty and staff may take their Baylor-issued desktop computer units and auxiliary equipment to their place of residence. These guidelines will help make for a smooth transition.

Read more about using your desktop computer for remote working

 

Additional Equipment

HelpDesk+ on the garden level of Moody Memorial Library has a limited number of laptops, cameras, microphones, adapters and other equipment available. Please complete the following online form to request equipment.

Equipment Check-out Request Form
(Bear ID, password and Duo two-factor required)

 

Keep Teaching

A brief online featuring resources to help faculty make the shift to online instruction quickly.

Visit Keep Teaching

 

Keep Working (Remotely)

Baylor's Keep Working site provides guidance and additional resources for faculty and staff who are working remotely.

Visit Keep Working (Remotely)

 

Getting Help

As always, Baylor ITS is here to empower the university to fulfill its mission to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service. Visit HelpDesk+ to access online help resources or submit a request for assistance, or call (254) 710-4357.