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Leverage Technology to Work Anywhere: COVID-19

Tools and resources to enable you to work remotely
Thursday, March 5, 2020

As Stanford continues to monitor the status of COVID-19, also called novel coronavirus, University IT wants to remind you of technology tools and resources available to enable you to work remotely.

This guide – – offers information on technology tools, resources, and services that enables the success of Stanford’s distributed workforce - whether telecommuting temporarily or working remotely for a prolonged period of time.

Check out the full guide, or browse these highlighted tools, to keep you productive and connected no matter where your “office” happens to be.

Collaboration Tools

Location doesn’t always 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 Team Drive for file sharing, Zoom for video conferencing, and Jabber for softphone.

Learn more about these collaboration tools, and check out collaboration tools for High Risk Data.

Tips and Tricks for Working Remotely

If you’re looking for tips and tricks for various aspects of remote working, check out some of our resources below.

Application Quick Links

Many key applications and document repositories are accessible from your Stanford-issued laptop or tablet or from your personal laptop or tablet, as long as you know the correct URL to access the resource.

Use these URLs to access widely-used applications:

Note: When working remotely, you may need to start a VPN session to access certain restricted applications.

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