Due to recent global events, in cases the university may direct employees to work remotely. Our Work Remotely page will assist you with helpful resources.

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Work Remotely

Introduction

In this page you will be able to obtain resources for working from home as well as other links to resources.

Privacy & Security

Before you setup remote access, please stop to consider the security and privacy impact. For more information, please see more information on how to work safely from home or public.

If you are working from a home computer, please note the following important points:

General Procedures

myVPN

Some services that require the use of myVPN from off-campus are as follows:

  • Teamshare storage
  • Student Information Systems
  • Various software licenses that connect using a license server on campus.

Some services that do not require myVPN are:

  • Workday
  • Canvas
  • FASmail
  • Student and Alumni Email

Email

Teamshare and Home Drive

Setup documents are available for Teamshare and Home Drive. Units using other storage services might need to put a ticket in to request assistance.

Applied Science SharePoint

Applied Science SharePoint can now be accessed from off campus without use of VPN.

myVPN Services Available By Department

Don't see your unit here? It's likely that you don't have any systems or services that need to be secred by a dedicate myVPN pool. Regular myVPN should be sufficient for your use in this case.

Chemical & Biological Engineering

Dedicated myVPN

  • Additional services you can access:  Aspen License Server
  • Eligibility: Faculty, staff, and graduate students as requested. Undergraduate students are provisioned automatically if registered for a course that requires Aspen.
  • Access Requests: http://apsc.ubc.ca/ithelp
  • Client Setup Information: myVPN Setup Guides
  • Supplemental Login Information: Append the ‘chbe’ suffix to your CWL username. E.g. cwlusername.chbe

Please note, if you don’t need additional services you may still choose to log into myVPN with your cwl username without your unit’s suffix.

Parallels/2X

  • More about Parallels/2X: Parallels/2X is a windows remote desktop service that provides access to applications such as Aspen and MATLAB. This can be convenient for those running Apple Mac OSX computers.
  • Eligibility: Eligibility depends on your enrolment in a CHBE course section requiring software available on Parallels/2X.
  • Access Requests & Support: http://apsc.ubc.ca/ithelp
  • Client Setup Information: Provided by your instructor.
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Dedicated myVPN

  • Additional services you can access: Services normally available on the local ECE network.
  • Eligibility: Faculty, staff, and graduate students as requested.
  • Access Requests: http://apsc.ubc.ca/ithelp
  • Client Setup Information: myVPN Setup Guides
  • Supplemental Login Information:
  • Faculty & Staff: Append the ‘ece’ suffix to your CWL username. E.g. cwlusername.ece

Please note, if you don’t need additional services you may still choose to log into myVPN with your cwl username without your unit’s suffix.

School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Dedicated myVPN

  • Additional services you can access: SALA Digital Output and Room Bookings
  • Eligibility: Faculty and staff as requested. Undergraduate and graduate students are added automatically per-semester.
  • Access Requests: http://apsc.ubc.ca/ithelp
  • Client Setup Information: myVPN Setup Guides
  • Supplemental Login Information:
    • Faculty & Staff: Append the ‘sala.staff’ suffix to your CWL username. E.g. cwlusername.sala.staff

Please note, if you don’t need additional services you may still choose to log into myVPN with your cwl username without your unit’s suffix.

Composites Research Network

Dedicated myVPN

  • Eligibility: Members of Composites Research Network.
  • Access Requests: http://apsc.ubc.ca/ithelp
  • Client Setup Information: myVPN Setup Guides
  • Supplemental Login Information:  Append the ‘cmps’ suffix to your CWL username. E.g. cwlusername.cmps