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Overview

This page has been put together to start collecting information that may be useful for students, faculty, staff, and adjuncts when it comes to working remotely.  As questions come in, we'll add to this page so please check back for updates.

If you have something you would like to share, please send it to techsupport@saunders.rit.edu and we'll add it here.

Zoom

Please see Zoom as we have moved all of our Zoom documentation there.

Student Resources

See https://www.rit.edu/coronavirus/student-support-learning-online from the University

Accessing my files on the lab computers

Please see https://apps.scb.rit.edu/labs/labfiles/ for instructions on how to do so.

eBooks

The following digital books are available to faculty, staff, and students.  Each person can get up to 7 digital books for free until May 25, 2020.

VitalSource Instructions:

  1. Go to www.vitalsource.com and create an account if you don't already have one. Make sure to use your edu email address.
  2. Login and click on "My Bookshelf" in top right corner.
  3. Then click on Explore in the top left corner.
  4. Search for the book you need and add it to your Bookshelf and start reading.

RedShelf Instructions:  

  1. Go to www.redshelf.com and create an account if you don't already have one. Make sure to use your edu email address.
  2. Login and go to https://www.about.redshelf.com/redshelfresponds
  3. Scroll down a little and click on the button, "Access Free eBooks"
  4. Search for the book you need and 'view details' and then 'Add to My Shelf'

Additional resources can be found at https://infoguides.rit.edu/covid19

Links to Software Downloads

There are a wide variety of software packages students can get.  Here are some key links:

SAP

SAS University Edition

To install SAS University Edition, please see the following links:

Faculty/Staff/Adjunct Resources

Email

If you have Outlook configured, you should be all set.  If not, you can always use https://mymail.rit.edu/ to access your email via the web.

If you would like to configure Outlook on your own personal computer, see https://www.rit.edu/its/services/email/exchange for instructions on how to do so.

If you are using a Saunders computer, the configuration is automatic when you open Outlook.  Simply take the defaults.

See Email Signatures for setting up your signature.

Notification Sounds for Outlook.pdf (Thanks Melissa!)

File Services (H & P)

Please see File Services for information on how to connect to the H: and P: drives, as well as other file servers we provide.

When off campus, you will need to use the RIT VPN Client to access the H: and P: drives.

Google Voice

If you want to setup a free Google Voice number so you can distribute that instead of your personal number, you can do so using any Google account.

Setup

  • Login to https://voice.google.com/ using a Google Account
  • Run through the steps to setup the number.  Enter Rochester, NY and then select form a list of available numbers.
  • Follow the remaining steps and you should be all set.

For additional help, see https://support.google.com/voice/?hl=en#topic=1707989

Remote to my office Desktop

Please see Remote Desktop for instructions.

Slack

Saunders has an implementation of Slack for faculty, staff, and adjuncts for internal college communication.  It does require you to setup account to join in.  See Slack for details on how to setup your account and sign in.

If you want to use Slack for your classes, we recommend that each faculty member setup a separate workspace for their class.  Visit https://slack.com/ to get started.

Notification Sounds for Slack.pdf (Thanks Melissa!)

University Resources for Courses

See https://www.rit.edu/coronavirus/course-resources-for-faculty

RIT VPN Client

The RIT VPN Client is available for all faculty, staff, adjuncts, students, and student employees.  Please see RIT VPN Client for instructions on how to use the client.

Only use the VPN client when you need to. Never use it for streaming audio/video or to use video conferencing tools.


Equipment

Here is some recommended equipment for working remotely, sourced from Amazon.com:

Webcams

Logitech C270 720p Webcam ($25)

AUKEY PC-LM1 1080p Webcam ($46)

Logitech C920 1080p Webcam ($70)

USB Headsets

Logitech H340 USB Headset ($30)

Logitech H390 Noise Cancelling Headset ($40)

Jabra Evolve 20 Wired Headset ($55)

Monitors

22" Monitors

Lenovo ThinkVision S22e 22" Monitor ($100)

HP 22yh 22" Monitor ($100)

Acer SB220Q 22" Monitor ($90) *

ViewSonic VA2246MH-LED 22" Monitor ($90) *

24" Monitors

HP VH240a 24" Monitor ($110)

Lenovo ThinkVision S24e 24" Monitor ($123)

Dell SE2419Hx 24" Monitor ($124)

ViewSonic VX2457 24" Monitor ($140)

27" Monitors

Lenovo C27-20 27" Monitor ($189)

Acer CB272 27" Monitor ($155) *

Dell S2719H 27" Monitor ($204)


* Monitor does not come with an HDMI cable included. (HDMI Cable, if needed)

Cloud Based Service Status

As we become very reliant on various services, it is helpful to know the current status of those services.  Here are list of links for various services that will be of help when having an issue.

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