Tips for Working From Home
Categories: End Users Howtos Information Instruction
For those of you thinking about or planning to work from
home, it’s a good idea to make sure your home computer and technology equipment
is updated and safe to use. Whether it’s making you’re your antivirus software
is up to date or verifying your internet service is adequate for hosting or
attending web-meetings, it’s important to be prepared in case of needing to
work remotely. Below, we have compiled a list of resources for you and have
listed some general tips for working securely from home. If you have any
questions, please feel free to contact your Computer Support Specialist or the
university’s helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Information Technology’s Working from Home Information Page includes guides on setting up Remote Desktop and OSU’s Virtual Private Network (VPN), as well as links to guides for Canvas, myOKSTATE, and forwarding your office phone to another number.
Support Portal is DASNR IT’s landing page with links to Contact
Information, Technical Resources, and Cooperative Conversations – In-service
trainings on various tech topics.
DASNR IT Blog contains articles on various topics including how to stay
safe online and other guides and trainings.
Making Sure Your
Antivirus or Antimalware Software Is up to Date
If you are running Windows 10 at home, make sure the built
in Windows Defender is current and running. You can check for any updates by
opening the Settings app >> Go to Update & Security
>> and clicking on Check for Updates.
It’s also recommended to have a secondary application to run
scans occasionally. DASNR IT recommends Malwarebytes
Downloading the Latest Microsoft Office 365 Software
It’s very important to make sure whichever computer you are using remotely has the latest software available from Microsoft. This guide will help you install the latest version of Microsoft Office 365, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, and Skype for Business, which is a great tool for communicating with other Faculty or Staff from the university.
Uploading Your Files to the Cloud
It’s a good idea to setup and enable OneDrive using
your university OKEY account. With 1 terabyte of storage space per person, it
will allow you to access your files from any computer or device that has
internet access. Here
is the university’s guide for OneDrive.