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Working from Anywhere

Accessing technology resources from off campus.

Working Off-Campus

Most Buckley resources are easily accessible with an internet connection, but others require some setup. Before you begin working remotely, understand what you'll need to do to access computing resources. Test your access to these applications from off-campus before you plan to work remotely.

Off-campus Checklist

  1. Check with your supervisor to make sure you are cleared to work remotely

  2. Plan communication with your team members and test how to conduct remote meetings

  3. Test making and receiving calls from home. Do you need a headset? Can you use your mobile phone to make and receive calls? Test your home webcam if you plan to use one

  4. Back up your files - put files in your Google My Drive or Shared Drives. If you work with sensitive data, review the types of data that can be used with different IT services and tools and don't store sensitive data on your personal computer or in unapproved Buckley locations such as USB drives

  5. If you plan to use your personal computer to work remotely, make sure you know how to access your email,, or other Microsoft Office tools located at

  6. If you need to access services that require Virtual Private Network (VPN), download and install the Cisco AnyConnect software and set up and test VPN access from home

  7. If you will need remote access to your campus computer (most employees won't), learn how to configure a Windows computer for remote access and how to use screen sharing to connect to your Mac.


Be prepared! Test access to your equipment and resources at home before the need arises, and contact us if you have questions or issues.

If you do not have equipment at home that meets these standards, please consult with your supervisor.

Common Actions

Related Links

Work Resources from Off-Campus

Access your email
Using any web browser, access your email by logging in to (use your Buckley email address in the username field).

You can also use the Microsoft Outlook application. Outlook should already be installed on your Buckley-owned machine. If you are using your personal machine, learn how to install Outlook. You can also get Outlook on your phone


Connect with colleagues/students: Online meetings and chat 
Zoom is an instructional web conferencing solution. Learn how to log in, host online meetings, and more on the Zoom Meetings page.


Virtual Private Network (VPN): Cisco AnyConnect 
Some services, such as accessing your home or shared drive, require VPN. A VPN is a "virtual private network" that creates a secure connection to the Buckley network and Cisco AnyConnect is the software used to connect. Find instructions on downloading and configuring Cisco AnyConnect to get started with VPN access. 

Connect to Buckley home and shared drives

  • Use Google Drive to store your documents.

  • If your department does not use Google Drive, connect to your home and shared drives from off-campus.

    • For Mac users:

    • For Windows users: 

      • Log into your Windows laptop and join your home wireless network​

      • Restart your laptop. Once logged in, your drives should automatically show up. If they don't, please contact the Help Desk.

Microsoft Office
If you are using a Buckley-owned machine, Microsoft Office products should already be installed. If you are using your personal machine, you can install Microsoft Office by visiting

Remote Desktop
Remote desktop allows you to log in to your campus computer from another computer off-campus. Most people will NOT need to use remote desktop access. If you do require access to a service that requires remote desktop, please email the Buckley Help Desk. You will be required to connect to the VPN first before using Remote Desktop.


Mobile device instructions
If you’d like to stay connected to work using your mobile device, here are some helpful instructions:

  • Click here for help on connecting to email and calendar on your device.

  • Download Seesaw or Zoom on your mobile device for remote learning.


  • Update your operating system on your home computer (if you are using a Buckley-owned and managed machine, this is done automatically)

  • Be aware of phishing with these phishing tips and best practices. Attackers often take advantage of seasonal events like holidays, tax seasons, or national emergencies. Stay vigilant and don't click on links or open attachments from suspicious senders.

  • Do you have or need antivirus on your personal computer? These instructions for antivirus protection for home use might help. 



If you require access to specific applications not listed or need help with these services, please contact the Buckley Help Desk.

Microsoft Office
File Storage
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