Remote Access to CHHS Computer Labs
Starting Monday, March 30, 2020, all students in CHHS will have the ability to remotely log in to computers in the Gifford 317, Preconstruction Center 200 and 201, and Richardson Design Center 104 computer labs. The computers will be available 24/7 and accessible from a Windows or Mac computer with a current operating system and internet connection. The CSU Pulse Secure VPN client must be installed and connected before accessing a computer. Remote access to these computer labs will be available while classes are taught virtually.
Getting Connected and Remote Learning
The Keep Learning website has information and resources available to you during this transition. The College of Health and Human Sciences Helpdesk is also available by email to help troubleshoot connectivity issues. The CSU Libraries has information on their COVID-19 resources page, including how to check out loaner laptops.
Faculty will be a great resource for any questions that you have regarding classes and labs. They are committed to holding office hours and being available in the same way that they would be on campus via virtual networks, just not in person. Please see the CSU Canvas webpage for tips and tutorials.
Microsoft Teams is a full-featured collaboration and communication platform that is available to all CSU faculty, staff, and students. Teams can be used for communicating with your peers and others at the university through instant messaging, audio calls, video conferencing, file sharing, and other collaborative activities. Please see Microsoft Teams – for Students for more information.
For Faculty and Staff
Working and Teaching Remotely
- Keep Working: university site with resources for working and teaching remotely
- Accessing CSU and college resources off campus:
- College laptops running Windows:
- Direct Access: all university-owned laptops that are joined to the college’s domain are configured with Direct Access, an always-on VPN that provides secure access to college network drives and other CSU resources only available on campus
- College desktops running Windows:
- The College of Health and Human Sciences is allowing employees to take computer equipment home. Please contact the Helpdesk before taking your desktop computer home so that you will be able to connect remotely. Complete the CHHS Equipment Checkout online form to specify what equipment you will be taking home.
- Macs, non-college laptops, and personal computers:
- Citrix (virtual desktop): CHHS faculty, staff, and students can use Citrix through a web browser to access their college network drives and other CSU resources only available on campus
- Pulse Connect Secure Gateway: for non-Windows computers or those that are not owned and operated by the college, faculty, staff, and students can still connect to CSU’s IT resources via Pulse Secure. More information on Pulse Secure can be found on this website under the “Pulse Connect Secure Gateway/VPN” heading: Security
- College laptops running Windows:
Canvas is the university’s Learning Management System and is the primary methodology for instructors to share course materials with students (and vice versa). Below is a list of resources available to instructors for help in moving their face-to-face courses online to Canvas. College instructors are encouraged to contact the CHHS Helpdesk if they need assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Canvas Keep Teaching: university site with resources for moving courses online
- Using Canvas:
- Online Testing: proctoring using ProctorU Auto
- Delivering Lectures:
- Hold office hours using Microsoft Teams
- Creating a Microsoft Teams meeting
Microsoft Teams is a full-featured collaboration and communication platform that is available to all CSU faculty, staff, and students. Teams can be used for instant messaging, audio calls, video conferencing, file sharing, and other collaborative activities.
Echo360 is lecture capture software that provides the ability to record audio, computer screen content and, optionally, video of the instructor from Windows or Mac and make it available to students via the web 24×7.