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Work from Home Resources

For Faculty & Staff
Information Technology Services provides tools to enable faculty and staff to continue communications and maintain productivity while working off-campus. Some of these tools necessitate advanced preparation, and we encourage you to learn how to use these resources at your earliest convenience so that you are familiar with them prior to attempting to work off-campus.

Keep Teaching
The Center for Teaching & Learning’s Keep Teaching site provides faculty with resources to help transition from face-to-face to remote teaching. 

Zoom allows faculty, staff, and students to hold online meetings with anyone who has an Internet connection (including mobile users). Users can be connected via audio and/or video and can share content from their devices to enable others in the meeting to see items such PowerPoint, Word, and Excel files or Internet browsers. To get started with Zoom, visit and login with your mySFA credentials. Additional instructions on using Zoom to deliver live classes or to record content can be found on the Keep Teaching – Resources page. Check out this video from CTL on how to get logged in to Zoom.

Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams is a unifying experience that brings together people, conversations and content—along with the tools that teams need—so they can easily collaborate to achieve more. It’s naturally integrated with the familiar Office applications and is built from the ground up on the Microsoft Office 365 global, secure cloud. For more information and instruction click here.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
There are some resources, such as files on your on-campus computer or security-sensitive campus resources (e.g. Banner, WebFocus), that can only be accessed on campus. The VPN allows you to be "on campus" from anywhere and thus provides you with the same level of access as being directly connected to the campus network. These instructions offer step-by-step guidance for setting up a VPN.

Remote Desktop Connection
Once you have established a VPN, Remote Desktop Connection allows you to access the files and software on your on-campus workstation. These instructions offer guidance on setting up Remote Desktop Connection.

Virtual Desktop Infastructure (VDI)
For articles related to accessing and using the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) click here.

Remote Wireless Locations
No internet at home! Check out these remote wireless locations and take advantage of improved wireless areas on campus.

Update Contact Information
Please take a moment to update your contact information to ensure that SFA can contact you at home or on your mobile device. To do so:

  1. Visit
  2. Log in with your mySFA username, password, and Duo Two-Factor Authentication (if logging in from off-campus).
  3. On the Home tab, scroll to find the My Contact Info section. Click Update Address & Phone.
  4. Edit information as needed and click Submit.

Need Help?
ITS’s Help Desk is your main contact for technology-related questions. Contact us via email at or by phone at 936.468.4357. For assistance with departmental IT resources, contact your department's IT support person. We also have a list of FAQs for working from home.