When you need to work from home or work remotely, the tips and resources below will help you stay connected to your peers and be productive away from campus.
EH&S staff should contact the the campus IT service center for all technology needs and desktop support.
Docking Stations, Monitors and Other CU-Issued Technology
IT Resources Self Help Videos
In very simple terms, CU's VPN connects your PC, smartphone, or tablet to a server here at CU, and it allows you to browse the internet using CU’s internet connection. 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:
- Download the Cisco VPN Client on to your computer. Many CU issued computers already have this client installed. Check with I&S Desktop support if you aren't sure.
- Follow the connection instructions on OIT's VPN - Cisco VPN Client page
- When you are finished accessing one of the above resources, please disconnect from the VPN.
The prefered method of accessing FAMIS is through Internet Explorer on an I&S supported computer. If for some reason this is not possible please contact FMIT to request access to FMRemote. This remote server will allow you to access FAMIS as well as Meridian, but only a limited number of users can be logged on at any time so it’s best for occasional use.
All CU Boulder students, faculty, and staff have access to a Pro account by using Zoom's login with Single Sign-on (SSO) functionality. ZOOM is a great tool to:
View the Step by Step Tututorial "How to Download and Setup Zoom"
Click Sign In with SSO
Enter "cuboulder" and click continue
A browser window will open prompting you for your Federated Identity Service identikey and password credentials. Click Continue.
This will automatically create your account and log you in.
Want to prevent unauthorized access to your Zoom sessions? OIT’s Academic Technology Resources for Teaching Continuity page offers tips on avoiding party crashers, how to enable authentication for meetings to Zoom Accounts or CU Boulder users and more. Review Zoom Security and Privacy in the “Conduct or Record a Lecture with Zoom” section under “Deliver Course Content.” You can also check out Zoom’s recommendations on uninvited guests for more ideas.
Microsoft Teams is a great tool to
To collaborate with a group of people where you can create multiple channels, you can request your own "Team". To do so, submit the New Team Request form on the OIT Messaging and Collaboration Request Portal. You will need the following information:
Office Phone Forwarding
If you do not receive any calls related to student, faculty, staff personal data or financial transactions, you can forward your phone.
Access Your Voicemail
- Dial 303-735-6245
- Enter your campus 5-digit extension followed by #
- Enter your mailbox PIN when prompted (If you forget or need to reset your PIN, please contact the IT Service Center at 303-735-4357 (5-HELP) or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Voicemail to Email Forwarding
Have your voicemail forwarded to your email inbox (this service may take up to two weeks to activate). To prevent the written transcription and email transmission of highly confidential information, this feature is prohibited for anyone who may receive this type of information by telephone.