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Working Remotely - Faculty/Staff


  • Be prepared - take your laptop, charging cable, and any other equipment you may need to work remotely home every day.
  • Have your passwords accessible from home. Use LastPass to store your passwords so they can be accessed from home/mobile.
  • Proactively test your capability for reliable remote access. This may include testing your home network connection as well as remote access to critical applications and on-campus systems.

Zoom Meetings

Many departments have Zoom accounts. Please check with your ITS partner for more information. email to request an account.

Online Meetings - Teams

  • All staff members can create a Teams Meeting and invite colleagues to the meeting.
  • A Teams meeting can be created from the Outlook calendar. Click ‘New Teams Meeting’ and send an invite as you would do for an in person event.

    Screenshot Adding a Teams Meeting in Outlook.

  • Can also be created through Teams. Watch Video Tutorial.
  • Invitees will receive a calendar invite to the Teams meeting.
  • Invitees will be able to click to Join the meeting (which will open up Teams). They can also join the meeting over the phone (audio only). Help Doc for How to Join a Meeting.
  • ‘Meet Now’ feature allows you to host a Teams meeting on the fly.
  • Tips for Meeting with Microsoft Teams.

Collaboration Resources


Communication Resources

Remote Communication Tools

Guide for Penn Carey Law Staff – Choosing a Remote Communication Tool: For each tool, we have provided pros and cons, as well as guidance for when to use each tool.

GlobalProtect VPN

Need Help?

Faculty: 215-898-2589 (Faculty home equipment purchasing guide)

Staff: 215-898-9140


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