COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information and resources

Working remotely

Working safely and securely from home

Working remotely may lead to increased security and confidentiality challenges. The Records and Information Management team has put together guidelines to help you maintain and protect the privacy and confidentiality of personal information when working from home.

View Privacy and RIM guidelines for remote work

Risk and Safety has created a presentation on tips for setting up your workstation, doing computer and desk exercises, and working alone and/or in isolation.

View presentation on 'Working Safely from Home'

Remote technology solutions 

Wondering what options and technologies are available to access university resources remotely? IT Services has put together a comprehensive list of tools and resources for remote work including a planning tool to help you assess your work-from-home technology needs. 

Note: Blackboard, email, and network file access can be accessed remotely without any additional equipment other than a computer (or device) and an internet connection.

View ITS tech guides to working remotely


IT Service Desk support

IT Service Desk has extended hours from 8 am-8 pm, Mon-Fri through all remote channels:

If you need assistance, please contact us to confirm if remote support can be offered first. If not, we will work on an alternative arrangement. Desktop, classroom, and meeting room support for staff and faculty who remain on campus maybe be available for technician dispatch.


Best practices and tips for working remotely

Attending or conducting an online meeting 

Follow these BlueJeans best practices and general tips for video conferencing to improve your virtual meeting experiences.

Learn how to avoid ZoomBombing

Video Collaboration Gate Crashing, also known as ZoomBombing, is an interruption of a synchronous online session or meeting in a malicious manner. Reliance on online group collaborative chat tools like Zoom and BlueJeans has led to this invasive practice.

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Keep learning with UFV Online and join our welcoming and supportive online community. We are here to help you make the most out of your online studies.

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