Keep Working

If you need to work from a different location, use the tools and preparations on this page. 

And as always, remember to make sure your devices are secure before working! 

Prepare

Prepare Your Computer

To connect to your work computer remotely

Prepare Your Phone

Make a Telephony request to 

You can also call into your voicemail from any phone.

Set up Backup and Sync

If you have files you need to access remotely, you can use Google Drive Backup and Sync to sync folders from your computer with Google Drive so you can access those files from your home computer (does not work for department shared folders)

Work from Anywhere

Most key services, such as Google Apps and Blackboard, are available from any computer, without connecting to your desktop remotely.

And as always, remember to make sure your devices are secure before working! 

Access Easily

When you're working remotely, you can access the following tools/programs from a home computer (without RD Gateway/DUO)

Access Your Computer from Home with RD Gateway and Duo

To access these tools/programs, you'll need to use RD Gateway with DUO*

*Here's how to access these:

*Here's how to Map a Drive/Access a Shared Departmental Folder to a Local Computer:

Hold Meetings Remotely

You can use these tools to hold meetings remotely

  • Zoom for video/audio conferencing, screen share, whiteboard, recordings, and more New!

  • Google Meet for video conferencing (not available for School of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine; up to 250* people in one room; includes chat, screen share, captions, call in/out to phones; *record Meet session and save to Drive; *live stream up to 100,000 viewers)
    *Google has temporarily increased the limit from 100 to 250, added Meet recording, and added live streaming through September 30, 2020

Videos on SBU Remote Connectivity Tools

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Recommended Services

In an effort to maintain efficiency and reliability of computer equipment at Stony Brook University, DoIT's Customer Engagement and Support department has instituted software support standards.

Google Apps for Education is the primary email system for everyone at Stony Brook University except Hospital employees and members of the School of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine. Stony Brook's Google Apps suite of products includes Mail, Calendar, Drive, Contacts, Sites, Groups, Hangouts and a host of other applications to enhance communication and real-time collaboration across campus.

Google Calendar is the calendar feature offered with Google Apps for Education. It allows users to easily create, share, edit, and delete meeting invitations, calendar events, and tasks. These are easily accessed and synced between computers and mobile devices.

Google Chat is a collaborative messaging tool. It allows you to chat, share content, schedule meetings, and more in a shared space with your team or 1-to-1. And all of your teams can have their own spaces, called Rooms. You can even create external Rooms to collaborate with people outside Stony Brook. It works in desktop browsers and as Android and iOS apps. Starting in July 2020, Google Chat is in Gmail, too.

Google Drive provides a single place to store, create, sync, and share documents, files, and folders of all types.  Access files anywhere - at your desk, from home, or on a mobile device. 

Use Google Meet for video conference meetings and screen sharing with up 250* participants.

*Google has temporarily increased the limit from 100 to 250 through July 1, 2020

 

In an effort to maintain efficiency and reliability amongst computing equipment on the Stony Brook University Campus, the Division of Information Technology's Customer Engagement and Support department has instituted Hardware Support Standards.

Stony Brook University uses PeopleSoft as its core administrative system for managing Financial, Human Resources and Student Administration operations.

Qualtrics is a hosted survey and research tool that Stony Brook University has subscribed to in order to conduct quality surveys with the end result of collecting and analyzing data. It is available to all students, faculty, and staff who have an active NetID.

Zoom is a video and audio conferencing tool with easy collaboration, chat, screen sharing and more across mobile devices, desktops, and telephones. Sign into Zoom at stonybrook.zoom.us with your NetID and NetID Password.

*See Getting Started to ensure you are logged into your SBU account correctly.

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