Staff IS Guide to Working Remotely

Some tips for working from home:

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Logging On: Be sure you are using Trinity's Pro version of Zoom, not the free version (the free version has limitations, including restricting meeting times to 45min). For Pro, select SSO to login to Zoom. More information, including downloading Zoom, can be found here:

Setup a Zoom Meeting Within Outlook (with the Zoom for Outlook Add-in): (Note this Add-in does not work on the web version of Outlook, you must have Outlook installed on your computer. You can install Outlook from More information on MS Office is available here:

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Downloading Skype for Business:

Logging On: Initially enter Then click on Advanced and enter your It may take a few moments before it is ready for use.

Once you've installed the Skype for Business app, you will be able to schedule Skype for Business meetings within Outlook.

Quick Start Guide for Skype for Business:


Downloading Teams:

Microsoft Teams Video Training:


VPN (Virtual Private Networking) allows one to access protected systems, such as Trinity's tamba server, from an off-campus computer. Trinity requires software to be downloaded and configured to use VPN. (Note: VPN may slow network speeds while in use, so be sure to disconnect VPN when are done accessing the tamba, etc. server.)

VPN on a Windows Computer:

VPN on a Mac Computer:


You can connect to your office computer from home. (Note, for each of these instructions, you intially have to do some setup on your office computer in person. In particular, you need to make sure your office computer energy settings allow it to remain "on" all of the time because your office computer must be turned on to remote into it.)

Microsoft Remote Desktop (use for Windows office computers)
Windows Home Computer Instructions:
Mac Home Computer Instructions:

Apple Remote Access (use for Mac office computers):

One Tip: When you finish a session, do not select Shut Down on your office computer (instead select Disconnect from your office computer. If you Shut Down, you'll have to go into the office to turn it back on in order to remote into it again.)


OneDrive allows you to store and share your personal files in the cloud. Please note that once you leave Trinity, your OneDrive access ends. For long-term file storage and sharing within your department, Teams, SharePoint or tamba are recommended.

OneDrive Help and Learning:

Share OneDrive Files and Folders:

Allow Others to Upload Files to Your OneDrive By Creating a File Request:


Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop Software:


Create a Narrated PowerPoint Presentation:

Record On-Screen Activity, Voice and Webcam with Kaltura Capture:

View Instructional Videos for Thousands of Packages and Business Skills on LinkedIn Learning:


Library Resources for Remote Learning and Research