IT Resources for Telework and Attending Class Remotely

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UW Tacoma IT is committed to providing resources for faculty, staff, and students that can be utilized or accessed remotely. Please see below for further information: 

Students


Use Campus Computers from Home

Students, faculty, and staff employees can access most of the classrooms, labs, and office computers on campus.

STUDENTS: Please communicate with your instructor on which system or computer classroom you need to use. Your instructor may provide separate instructions to you based on the course you are enrolled in.

Remote Lab:
Log-In Instructions from Windows-based computers
Log-In Instructions from Apple-based computers

Once you've installed and launched HuskyOnNet, you will be able to visit the pool of available campus computers

NOTE: Use your Tacoma campus computer username and password to access.  Username will be your_netid@tacoma.uw.edu.

For free student printing and general coursework, select the Open_Computer_Lab_WG108 pool. 
Use an AdobeCC PC for Creative Cloud to work with media (except video editing).  Please visit the virtual Multimedia Lab for hours of stand-by assistance.
Only select computer classroom locations that your instructor has required you to use.

This is a first-come, first-served service and available 24 hours/7 days a week.

Users are randomly assigned to available PCs in the pool and will not be able to select previously used computers.  To access and work on files over multiple sessions, store your documents on your personal H:Drive or your preferred cloud storage.

Contact the IT Helpdesk if you are having difficulty logging in to campus computers, have forgotten your password, or need any other assistance - tachelp@uw.edu or (253) 692-4357.


Other Resources to Keep you Connected

  • Office365: UW Tacoma faculty, staff, and students can access their Office 365 account through a web browser on most devices.
  • Husky OnNet: To access resources on the UW Tacoma network, students need to connect to the Husky OnNet VPN.
  • H: and S: drive: To access your files located on the H: or S: drive, you can log onto the Remote File Access system. Please use the following format for your user name when logging in: Your_UWNetID@tacoma.uw.edu. Your password is the same password you use to log into your workstation.
  • Zoom: Zoom is a tool for online meetings and video conferencing. It has been made available at no cost to all faculty, staff, and students, and will allow for meetings of up to 300 attendees. Instructions on how to access and use Zoom can be found here.
  • Equipment/Laptop checkout: Laptops and other equipment can be checked out by appointment only. Please use our request form to schedule an appointment.  
  • Internet Access (Subject to change):
    • Increasing the speed of your home internet connection: Tips for individuals at home to attempt that may improve performance.
    • AT&T: Open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans for low-income families.
    • Comcast: Free wifi for 2 months to low-income families, and all Xfinity hotspots are free to the public. Hotspots are located all over the region, including rural areas where homes utilize Xfinity services.
    • Internet Essentials: 60-day free internet for qualifying families
    • Sprint: Unlimited data to existing customers, and will allow all cellular devices to enable hotspots for 60 days at no extra charge.
    • T-Mobile: Unlimited data to existing customers.
    • Charter: Free internet for two months.
  • Acquiring computers and hardware for remote classwork: The following recommendations should allow most people to effectively work remotely.

Faculty and Staff

  • Office365: UW Tacoma faculty, staff, and students can access their Office 365 account through a web browser on most devices.
  • Phones: Teleworkers can access voicemail from home and use the free extension connect feature to extend UW telephone service to a cellular or home telephone number.
  • Husky OnNet: To access resources on the UW Tacoma network, teleworkers need to connect to the Husky OnNet VPN. (This is required to access your workstation, administrative systems, SIS, and others.) 
  • Remote workstation access: Most UW Tacoma-owned Windows and Apple workstations can be configured for remote access. To access your workstation remotely, you must first request access. Once the request has been made, a technician will configure your workstation and provide instructions on how to connect remotely. 
  • H: and S: drive: To access your files located on the H: or S: drive, you can log onto the Remote File Access system. Please use the following format for your user name when logging in: Your_UWNetID@tacoma.uw.edu. Your password is the same password you use to log into your workstation.
  • Zoom: Zoom is a tool for online meetings and video conferencing. It has been made available at no cost to all faculty, staff, and students, and will allow for meetings of up to 300 attendees. Instructions on how to access and use Zoom can be found here.
  • Equipment/Laptop checkout: Laptops and other equipment can be checked out by appointment only. Please use our request form to schedule an appointment. 
  • Increasing the speed of your home internet connection: Tips for individuals at home to attempt that may improve performance.
  • Internet Access (Subject to change):
    • AT&T: Open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans for low-income families.
    • Comcast: Free wifi for 2 months to low-income families, and all Xfinity hotspots are free to the public. Hotspots are located all over the region, including rural areas where homes utilize Xfinity services.
    • Internet Essentials: 60-day free internet for qualifying families
    • Sprint: Unlimited data to existing customers, and will allow all cellular devices to enable hotspots for 60 days at no extra charge.
    • T-Mobile: Unlimited data to existing customers.
    • Charter: Free internet for two months.
  • Acquiring computers and hardware for working remotely: The following recommendations should allow most people to effectively work remotely. Be sure to follow both UW and your department’s procurement policies when ordering equipment.


Other resources:

More information will be added to this page as it becomes available.