UM-Dearborn Faculty / Staff Technology Resources for Working Remotely
Staff Working Remotely
- You must have the VPN installed and connected in order to access some key University systems from home, including but not limited to WebFocus, Banner INB, Perceptive Content, Automic/UC4, the AccessIT! door access system, and mapping network drives such as g:\, s:\, h:\.
- You should also connect via VPN when conducting any University business such as email, editing files with confidential information, etc., from public wireless networks such as at airports, coffee shops, hotels, or home wifi with no password.
- University-managed Windows laptops have the GlobalProtect VPN pre-installed; just select the globe icon in your Windows toolbar at the bottom right of your screen and connect using your Uniqname and password.
- On University-managed Mac laptops, the GlobalProtect client is a globe icon on the menu bar (top right-hand side of the screen); select it and connect using your uniqname and password. If prompted, the portal is “umvpn.umd.umich.edu”
- For personal, non-University managed computers, install and connect the GlobalProtect VPN using these instructions.
We strongly recommend placing files in Dropbox or Google Drive for the easiest accessibility while working remotely. Use the instructions below if you need to access files on the shared network drives (eg, g:\, s:\, h:\). Please note that you must have the VPN installed and connected before mapping or accessing network drives.
- Dial *67 + the phone number
- Masks the outgoing number for just that phone call on both iPhone and Android devices as well as most landline phones
- In order to use Microsoft Access reports connected to University data sets such as Banner, make sure the reports are stored on an encrypted University laptop. Connect the VPN prior to accessing the database.
- Many smartphones can be turned into instant wi-fi “hotspots” which can allow you to connect to wi-fi on a laptop. Here are a couple of links; you may need to search the internet for information on your individual phone.
- Keep in mind that the hotspot will use up data in your data plan.
- Wi-fi is available in all campus buildings
- Outdoor wifi is available in the Fairlane Center parking lots, the Fairlane Center courtyard, and the Chancellor’s Pond courtyard.
- See connection instructions if you need help connecting to Wi-Fi.