Working Remotely

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In the event that routine work or academic functions are disrupted due to prolonged campus or building closures, you may find it necessary to work or teach a class from off campus. We provide a variety of services to connect you with colleagues and students remotely so that work and learning can continue uninterrupted.

In preparation, you should make sure you have tested your access to the following equipment at home:

  • 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. If you’re looking to purchase a microphone, Zoom has the following recommendations.

  • Webcam – a camera may already be built into your laptop, but you can also use an external USB camera for video conferencing. If you’re looking to purchase a camera, Zoom has the following recommendations.

  • Internet – either commercially provided (ex. Comcast, FiOS), or a wireless hotspot through your mobile phone.

Be prepared! It’s best to know these options will work for you before you actually need them. Test access to your equipment and resources at home before the need arises and email if you have any questions or issues.

If you do not have equipment at home that meets these standards, please consult with your supervisor.

Meeting & Chat Online

Google Hangouts can be use to provide chat functionality. 

Zoom can be used to hold virtual meetings. 

Zoom Tips and Tricks for Administrators and Staff

Access Your EMU Phone and Voicemail

Even when you are away from the office, there are several options for accessing your calls and voicemail. These options can be configured at

Your voicemails  is delivered by email. You will receive an email with an attached sound file whenever someone leaves a voicemail on your line. 

You can also forward all your calls to another number and not have it ring your office phone. 

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Please note that most EMU and cloud resources, such as Moodle, myEMU, G-Suite and EMU Google Mail don’t require the use of VPN.

Services that do require the use of VPN include: Network Drives (G:, H:,P:, Z:).

EMU’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) creates a “tunnel” between your computer and the campus network that identifies you as a member of the EMU community when you are not connected directly to the campus network, allowing you access to restricted networked resources. If you need to access resources that require connecting to VPN, please see our instructions for connecting with VPN:

J1 and other applications are available in AppStream:


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