Location doesn’t matter when you’ve got reliable online tools to help you connect and collaborate with colleagues. Stanford’s recommended collaboration tools are Slack for instant messaging, Google Shared Drive for file sharing, Zoom for video conferencing, and Cardinal Voice softphone.
No matter where you’re working, it is imperative to set up your workstation to allow for neutral postures. Visit the Environmental Health & Safety website for telecommuting and mobile ergonomics guidelines and resources.
When you work from home, you may have less bandwidth available to you than you had at the office. If your internet speed is slow or you have issues connecting to Stanford applications or virtual meetings, try these troubleshooting tips to speed up your work.
VPN is a remote access technology that allows you to securely connect to Stanford’s network as if you were on campus. This makes access to restricted services possible, and provides encryption between your computer and the Stanford network.
Many commonly used Stanford applications and services can be directly accessed from anywhere and do not require the use of VPN. To access secure services that require VPN, visit Stanford's VPN service page for instructions.
If you work remotely on your home computer (rather than on your Stanford-issued laptop or tablet), you must be aware of the security requirements for your device based on the risk classifications for the data and applications you use.
Use Cardinal Keys to provide stronger protection for your account and simplify your login experience. Cardinal Keys reduce or eliminate the need to use your SUNet ID and password for web-based logins and eliminate the need to use your username, password, and two-step authentication for VPN connections.