Review tips for working productively, remotely.
Verify that you can connect to campus resources from home, including the VPN, and that your internet connection is reliable.
Forward your phone calls or change your voicemail greeting to reflect your change in location.
Plan with others in your department about how you will meet and collaborate, as well as setting expectations for working remotely.
Find Guidance for IT Hardware and Software Purchases.
Know how to contact IT support when you have trouble.
Stay informed with what is happening on campus.
General tips and advice for transitioning to a remote work environment
Use these resources to improve home internet connectivity and for connecting to campus VPN. OIT also has a Home Networking 101 presentation available for download that goes through our recommendations, as well as a recording of the Networking 101 webinar.
Whether you have applied for a federal grant for technology through the CARES Act and are looking for information on how to spend that money appropriately, or you just want to make sure your Internet Service Provider’s (ISP) connectivity meets the minimum standard for remote learning success, these recommendations can help point you in the right direction.
Most Common Types of Internet Connectivity offered in the United States:
Broadband connections are run over a cable infrastructure, i.e. Coaxial Cable, Optical Fiber, and/or Ethernet.
Cellular connections are run over a wireless “cell” infrastructure and are provided by companies like AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon.
Base Recommendations for your Internet Service Provider (ISP) of choice:
Many of the resources and tools to complete your daily work do not require the use of the CU's VPN. A few that do include the following:
Note: Some countries outside the United States filter internet traffic. As a result, access to some CU resources (including VPN) may be restricted. Such restrictions are outside of CU's control and can change frequently. OIT is unable to know which resources may not be accessed from countries outside the United States.
To provide a cohesive unified experience to our campus community, it is highly recommend that you utilize the campus’ supported tools. CU Boulder needs a familiar and streamlined approach during this stressful time and a proliferation of a variety of tools, without sufficient support, will further disrupt the task at hand.
CU Boulder's online productivity tools allow you to work with peers from different locations, and since your work is stored in the cloud you can access it from anywhere with an internet connection.
CU Boulder's online productivity tools allow you to work with peers from different locations, and since your work is stored in the cloud, access it from anywhere with an internet connection.
The Procurement Service Center (PSC) has issued advice on IT Hardware & Software Purchases in response to the COVID-19 situation. As of March 2020, the PSC’s published information states that “IT hardware and software purchases should route through campus IT organizations prior to purchase.” When inquiring with the PSC, CU Boulder staff are directed to OIT to approve any non-standard hardware purchases. Because OIT does not purchase personal computer equipment for employees, we are issuing the following guidance in place of an authorized exception: