The best way to communicate and collaborate with individual or groups of colleagues while working remotely is with Microsoft Teams. Teams is a powerful collaboration hub at the center of the Microsoft Office 365 suite for which the university owns subscriptions for all faculty, staff and students. Teams enables one-on-one and group text, audio and video conversations, whiteboards, meetings, live events, channels and file sharing from nearly any desktop or mobile device. For more information, please visit: https://www.ohio.edu/oit/services/collaboration/teams.
If you need to access files from network attached storage including "home" and "shared" folders, you must use the VPN. To learn more about accessing the VPN, please visit: https://www.ohio.edu/oit/services/internet/vpn. If you’re not already using “home” and “shared” network attached storage to share files and need a way to quickly share files with individuals or groups, please consider using Microsoft OneDrive for Groups and Microsoft Teams. For more information about using OneDrive for Groups, please visit: https://www.ohio.edu/oit/services/collaboration/groups.
A small number of university applications are restricted from public internet access. If you’re unable to access such an application from off-campus, you may need connect to the campus network via the VPN. To learn more about accessing the VPN, please visit: https://www.ohio.edu/oit/services/internet/vpn.
Contact the Service Desk and they can remove your old phone number and device which will allow you to go through the enrollment process like it is your first device. Additional information about Multi-Factor Authentication can be found here: https://www.ohio.edu/oit/services/accounts/multi-factor.
Online group collaboration for a department, team, workgroup or project is efficient and easy within Microsoft Teams. The best way to begin collaborating online with a subgroup of OHIO people, contact the IT Service Desk and request a Microsoft Group with Teams access for your workgroup. For more information, please visit: https://www.ohio.edu/oit/services/collaboration/teams.