Working Remotely

There are two methods to access your files and email work remotely:

1. Via a browser and an internet connection - many of the University's applications are accessible via the Internet.  For example, you can connect to Office 365 through your browser by going to https://mail.utoronto.ca .   From there you can access your email, calendar, OneDrive, and Teams as well as any other Office 365 services that have you have access to.  You can install Word, Excel, PowerPoint on your home computer and work locally if your appointment qualifies you for an Office 365 ProPlus license.  You can find more information here.

2.  Connect to your work computer through the University's VPN - you only need connect to your work computer if you need access to a specific program on your work computer, or if you need files from your network drive (the N: drive). You will need to install the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client on your remote computer, and configure your work computer for remote access.  Instructions can be found hereThere is currently a high demand on the University's VPN which may result in degraded performance.   The University is working on addressing this, but it may take some time.  If you are in need of particular files from the N drive we would recommend that you copy them to your OneDrive account and work on them locally for the time being. 

 

For access to your work phone, you can bring your VOIP work phone home and connect it to your network (you'll need a network cable and don't forget to bring the power adapter and cord for your phone).  Or, you can download and install the VOIP client on a mobile device or personal computer here.

 

Please ensure that any files you work on locally are placed back onto a University managed system (e.g. OneDrive, shared network drive) after you have completed your work and are deleted from your local computer.