College of Medicine Informational Resources Guide to Remote Working

General directions for faculty/staff of the College of Medicine to work and teach remotely. For department-specific directions, see the links at the bottom of the page.

College of Medicine Informational Resources Guide to Remote Working

Updated 2020-03-18

Please Note: this is a technical guidance only, not an authorization to work remotely.  If you are not sure whether you are allowed to work from home, please seek clarification from your supervisor.

To be prepared for work from home/teach from home situations:

Do these 3 things while you are still on campus


Configure Duo two-factor authentication.

This is required for many remote access functions.

Information from ACCC about 2FA


Install and configure the UIC VPN client.

Link to ACCC information page


Update your work laptop.

Connect it to the wired network on campus and reboot to run updates ASAP.

After rebooting, please make sure that the applications you use on a daily basis for your workflow are installed and working properly.

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Bring your laptop and charger home each day.

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Know how to check email from your at-home device especially if you usually use a desktop client in the office.

Link to information regarding Outlook Web Access
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Set up Voicemail. There are two systems in Chicago

VoIP Voicemail
VoIP phone instructions for call forwarding
Unity Voicemail System
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Make accessing your files easy.

Update your work laptop.

If you have a shared drive that is linked on your work laptop, it might be difficult to access it from home.

For vital content immediately needed, use Box

Prepare to join web conferences.

Does your work laptop or at-home device have at minimum a microphone? (Most laptops do!)

Install common web conferencing clients on your mobile devices and your at-home device (work laptop or home machine).

Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts

ACCC page on Google Suite

Available on Android and iOS

Google Play Store
Apple App Store

For More Information

Region-Specific Directions

Peoria Continuity
College of Medicine Rockford Guide to Remote Working

Department-Specific Directions
Visit these pages for remote working directions specific to your department.

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Keywordscom medicine comir remote covid coronavirus   Doc ID98749
OwnerDoug M.GroupUniversity of Illinois College of Medicine
Created2020-03-12 10:24:44Updated2020-03-18 13:24:59
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