Using My Home Computer to Work Remotely
If you are using your own computer to do work from home, you need to ensure that your computer is protected against virus attacks. Here are some high level steps that you should consider first.
Note: Even though you are using your home computer to work from home, it is always a good practice to keep your "work computer name" handy in case you end up needing it if you send a request to IT.
Finding your Windows computer name
Restart your computer to avoid performance issues resulting from the computer running for days without being shut down.
Connect to network
Connect the computer to your home WiFi/Ethernet network.
Apply any security updates to your computer. Online documents are available to help you through this step.
Run the antivirus software to scan your computer.
Now that your computer is ready to be used for work, here are some guidelines on IT services you might need. Many university applications and services can be accessed remotely without the need for a special IT access. Access through the internet is all you need to reach most applications in the My UCalgary portal. Find a list of applications that do not require special access below.
In some situations, such as getting access to files stored on the UCalgary network, you will need access to a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection. "General VPN" access provides the majority of people with all they need to do their work from home. Here are some guidelines to follow: