Work Remotely

Get Ready

Be prepared to work remotely by following this checklist. This is a list of technology resources that can be used to enable work from off-campus. Contact your LFC for help and more information.

  • Get a computer: Bring your University-provided laptop home or use your own.
  • Consider getting a headset and webcam (if needed) to meet remotely with your team. IT recommends the Logitech C920S HD Pro Webcam and Logitech USB Headset H390 should you want to purchase either. This is optional as Augsburg laptops have built-in webcams and microphones.  Having a headset makes it easier for others to hear you talk.
  • Decide if you need to use Augsburg’s Remote Desktop (RDP) to access special software not on your laptop.
  • If you have a University-provided desktop computer and have specialized software not listed below contact your LFC.
Requires RDP Does not require RDP
Agresso
PowerFAIDs
Network Drives
Anything on a website
– Gmail
– Google Calendar
– Google Drive
– Moodle
– WordPress
– Zoom
Microsoft Applications you have installed
– Excel
– PowerPoint
– Word

Using Remote Desktop (RDP)

Find instructions for setting up remote desktop on
– Augsburg Faculty/Staff PCs http://go.augsburg.edu/rdpnewpc
– Macs http://go.augsburg.edu/rdpnewmac
– Non-Augsburg PC http://go.augsburg.edu/remotelab
– Chromebooks http://go.augsburg.edu/rdpchromebook

Start Your Remote Workday

  1. Sit down at your workspace and start your computer.
  2. Connect to your home WiFi. IT suggests that all home WiFi networks be password protected.
  3. Start your web browser (Chrome suggested) and login to Inside Augsburg and then your Gmail, Calendar, and Drive.
  4. If you use Google Hangouts (useful for communicating with your team) consider setting the status to indicate your location (i.e. “working from home”).
  5. If you need any of the specialized applications listed above, connect to the RDP server.

Stay connected with your colleagues