Technology Resources

Here is a list of technology resources available to support faculty and staff when accessing university systems and services from an off-campus location. The majority of these tools are web-based and available from anywhere; see remote access guidelines for exceptions. The summary also includes information on how to receive support from Information Technology Services if you experience technical issues when working remotely.

 

System / Service Description Remote Access Guidelines Support / Resource

Google Mail

Google Calendar

Google Drive
(Docs, Sheets, Slides)

  • Tools to manage day-to-day work
  • Google Drive enables file sharing. Build content and share with colleagues to view only or for collaboration.
  • Web-based
  • Accessible from computer or smartphone
  • Available internationally

Google Drive

Box

  • Document sharing and collaboration with users within and external to Brandeis
  • Supports documents written in common desktop formats (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel)
  • Web-based
  • Accessible from computer or smartphone
  • Available internationally

Echo360

  • Lecture capture
  • Lecture share
  • In-class polling
  • Video sharing
  • Presentation creation
  • Synchronous course discussion facilitation
  • Web-based
  • Accessible from computer or smartphone
  • Available internationally
Ensemble Video
  • Host and share videos
  • Record presentations via screen capture
  • Create interactive video quiz
  • Web-based
  • Accessible from computer or smartphone
  • Available internationally
LATTE
  • University learning management system
  • Faculty can create dedicated course pages with syllabi, readings, multimedia, and other resources
  • Students participate in discussions, submit assignments, and receive feedback
  • Web-based
  • Accessible from computer or smartphone
  • Available internationally
Sage
  • University student information system (e.g., academic records, course registration)
  • Web-based
  • Accessible from computer or smartphone
  • Available internationally

VPN
Virtual Private Network

  • Remote access technology that allows you to securely access network drives, files shares or using remote desktop
  • Pulse Secure is the Brandeis recommended VPN software
  • Web-based option; accessible from computer
  • Locally installed option - Pulse Secure for Windows or MacOS.
  • Note: Some countries may have regulations for specific, government-sanctioned VPN software.
Workday
  • University  system of record for Human Resources, Finance, and Payroll-related activities
  • Employee self-service  (e.g., update personal information, view payslips, enter time worked, request time off, etc.)
  • Web-based
  • Accessible from computer or smartphone
  • Available internationally
Zoom
  • Web conferencing (audio and/or video)
  • Conference calls, virtual meetings (up to 300 people)
  • Faculty office hours
  • Student project collaboration
  • Invite non-Brandeis affiliated people to join the virtual meeting
  • Web-based
  • Accessible* from a computer or smartphone

*Restricted regions or countries

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