Tools for Working Remotely

Working Remotely

The University offers a variety of technology-related services to help faculty and staff work from anywhere they can get connected to the Internet. Be prepared! Working remotely requires both the right tools and the right mindset. It’s helpful to set up the right environment as well as getting the right tools. This information will get you ready to be productive when working remotely.

How do I prepare to work remotely?  (Training Resources)

While working remotely comes naturally to some, it can be a struggle for others. Below are some training modules available through the University’s LinkedIn Learning service to help successfully manage the change to working remotely.

For more great courses, Linkedin Learning can be accessed through the portal. Look under Resources>My Tools.

Here are some helpful links with information about accessing ATSU services from a remote location.

ATSU phone services

Accessing your ATSU files remotely

Meet and Chat from a remote location

Remote tips for your Google calendar


Best Practices for working remotely

If you access University information or systems remotely, ITS encourages you to consider the following:

    • Use anti-virus software and keep it updated to protect against the latest threats.
    • Keep operating systems and applications up to date by applying all critical software updates.
    • Protect devices and University information on devices from theft or inappropriate access.
    • Protect passwords used to remotely access University information, and don’t share them with other people.
    • Don’t use the “remember my password” feature when accessing University information.
    • Use encryption whenever possible when storing University information on devices.
    • Remove University information from personal devices when it is no longer needed.
    • Keep others from viewing your device’s screen when accessing University information.
    • Be aware of the increased risk of infection before transporting University information on portable storage devices, e.g., thumb or external hard drives.
    • Keep in mind that other people may be able to intercept online activity when using public or shared Wi-Fi or computers, such as those in Internet cafes, coffee shops, non-ATSU libraries, or airports.
    • Always delete locally saved files on public or shared computers.
    • Do not walk away from a machine connected to University resources.
    • Always log out of the computer when finished with your connection.
    • Contact the ITS Service Desk if a device containing University information is lost, stolen, or compromised.