COVID-19: Technology Resources
Shifting to an entirely online academic format is a new and challenging experience for the Virginia Tech community. The following resources from the Division of IT will help you navigate the technology needed to successfully teach, take classes, and work remotely.
Tips, resources, and technology tools to help you stay connected with workplace operations, colleagues, and courses from a remote location.
Test your home internet connection speed, get tips to improve a slow connection, or find a low-cost community internet option that works for you with this helpful resource.
Need help moving your class online? Our learning technologies specialists and instructional designers have prepared helpful tips on leveraging some simple technologies to keep your class on schedule when you can’t meet in person.
While no tool is 100% safe from hackers, Virginia Tech’s enterprise Zoom users can rest assured that the security of the platform has been fully reviewed.
Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) and almost 150 Instructional Continuity Partners are actively engaged in developing best practices as they facilitate consultations and gather feedback from faculty and students.
To help the community to maintain essential internet connectivity while observing public health recommendations on social distancing, we are sharing information on Virginia Tech WiFi locations that are accessible from parking lots, using either the VirginiaTech (guest) and eduroam (student, employee) networks. This access is available in several locations around Virginia Tech’s main campus in Blacksburg.
To improve performance, users should select ‘connect to VT Traffic over SSL VPN’ whenever possible, while using the Virginia Tech Remote Access Virtual Private Network (VPN) service.
IT Procurement and Licensing Solutions (ITPALS) is reducing licensing fees for the online chat tool Slack to $5.00 for a period of 90 days, effective immediately.
The coming weeks will be challenging for instructors and students alike, so TLOS has developed this special edition of the “TLOS Top 10” to share tips and gentle reminders that will help faculty adjust to a new model of teaching and interacting with students.
With the majority of Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff now accessing university networks from off-campus, questions may arise about cybersecurity when working remotely. Here are four steps to take to optimize security of your data and devices at home.
Starting Monday 3/23/2020 through the end of the semester, all Virginia Tech courses will be offered online as the university aims to slow the spread of COVID-19.
IT Security Office warns of uptick in COVID-19 related phishing and malware, offers online security tips
The Virginia Tech IT Security Office has received an increase in phishing and suspicious websites related to COVID-19. Follow these tips to protect yourself and your data.
Walk-in IT support and software services on Torgersen Bridge and in the Student Services Building are being suspended until further notice to reduce community spread of COVID-19. Online and phone support options are available.
Beginning March 16th, TLOS is expanding services to help instructors convert classroom-based courses to an online format with workshops for teaching via Zoom, Kaltura, and Canvas, consultations with TLOS employees and faculty Continuity Partners, and more.
NI&S has increased the capacity of the Virginia Tech Remote Access Virtual Private Network (VPN). To conserve network capacity for this service, everyone should use it for VT Traffic only whenever possible.
Learn how to download, install, and configure the Pulse Secure client on your laptop or desktop computer.