Tools for 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 consider setting 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.
- Working Remotely – 1 hr
- Time Management: Working From Home – 1 hr 25 min
- Being an effective Team Member – 31 min
- Productivity Tips: Finding Your Productive Mindset – 59 min
- Leading at a Distance – 36 min
- Balancing Work and Life – 28 min
- Thriving @ Work: the Connection between Well-being and Productivity – 41 min
- Managing Stress for Positive Change – 57 min
- Building Resilience – 34 min
- Developing Resourcefulness – 18 min
For more great courses, Linkedin Learning can be accessed through the my.atsu.edu portal. Look under Resources>My Tools.
What tools and services do I need to effectively work remotely?
In preparation for working remotely, make sure you have access to the following equipment:
- Laptop or desktop computer
- Microphone – this may be built into your laptop or computer, or you may use an external device such as a USB microphone or headset. Most external microphones are usb so they are plug & play.
- Webcam – a camera may already be built into a laptop or monitor laptop, but you can also use an external USB camera for video conferencing. External webcams are usually usb so they are plug and play.
- Internet access-either commercial access or using your mobile phone (additional rates may apply) as a hotspot.
A checklist for remote work can be found here.
IMPORTANT: Test access to your equipment and resources at home before the need arises.
Here are some helpful links with information about accessing ATSU services from a remote location.