Teaching, Learning and Working Remotely

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Cal Poly offers many services and resources to support virtual instruction and telecommuting, so our university can keep teaching, learning and working—from anywhere.

Students | Faculty | Staff

Student Resources

 

Tech Rentals has a limited quantity of laptops available for checkout. If you are experiencing financial hardship and are unable to afford the technology you need to be academically successful, email the Financial Aid Office to determine if there are any resources available to assist you.

Web Conferencing (Zoom) allows you to virtually participate in classes, club meetings and office hours with your professors. Check out our tips for maximizing your internet bandwidth.

Canvas, Cal Poly's Learning Management System (LMS) connects you to your instructors and assignments on both desktop and mobile devices. Cal Poly's Center for Teaching Learning & Technology (CTLT) offers Canvas support and information.

Software is available to students at low or no cost, without having to go to a campus lab. Many software titles can be downloaded for free or streamed through a browser using Virtual Computer Labs (AppStream). Others can be purchased at a discount from Kivuto OnTheHub.

Virtual Private Network (GlobalProtect) securely connects you to Cal Poly's network. It's required when using certain types of software.

Cloud Storage & Sharing (OneDrive) allows you to upload, save and share files, and work on group projects with as many as 10 collaborators via web browser, mobile or desktop app. 

Assistive Technology is available to students who are registered with the Disability Resource Center (DRC). Email DRC or call them at 805-756-1395 for more information.

 

Faculty Resources

 

The Faculty & Staff Guide For Remote Work in the ITS Knowledge Base can help you prepare.

Web Conferencing (Zoom) allows you to live stream and record classes, meetings, and even office hours.

Canvas, Cal Poly's Learning Management System (LMS) helps you manage your courses on both desktop and mobile devices. 

Virtual Private Network (GlobalProtect) securely connects you to the wiki and certain types of software, from anywhere.

Virtual Computer Labs (AppStream) gives you access to specialized academic software usually only available in labs, through a browser

Cloud Storage & Sharing (OneDrive) allows you to upload, save and share files, and create and edit Microsoft documents via web browser, mobile or desktop app. 

Antivirus software from Sophos is installed on all state-owned computers and can also be downloaded on a personal computer at no cost. 

 

Staff Resources

 

The Faculty & Staff Guide For Remote Work in the ITS Knowledge Base can help you prepare.

Web Conferencing (Zoom) allows you to attend meetings, give presentations, and connect with your colleagues

Virtual Private Network (GlobalProtect) securely connects you to the wiki and certain types of software, from anywhere.

Cloud Storage & Sharing (OneDrive) allows you to upload, save and share files, and create and edit Microsoft documents via web browser, mobile or desktop app. 

Antivirus software from Sophos is installed on all state-owned computers and can also be downloaded on a personal computer at no cost. 

Get Help

The ITS Service Desk provides tech support online, and by phone Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Technicians answer questions, provide solutions, and can even remotely connect to your computer for troubleshooting.

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