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COVID-19: Technology Resources

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff are continuing to complete some or all of their work remotely. The following resources from the Division of IT will help you navigate the technology needed to successfully teach, take classes, and work online.

Working Remotely

Tips, resources, and technology tools to help you stay connected with workplace operations, colleagues, and courses from a remote location.

Home Internet Tips

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.

From TLOS: Continuity of Instruction

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.

Campus Notices

Guide to Division of IT walk-up services for fall 2020

On-campus IT support services will be modified for fall 2020 while ensuring that students and employees can get the help they need when they need it.

Outdoor WiFi coverage is expanding to serve physical distancing needs

Network Infrastructure & Services is increasing outdoor wireless availability in Blacksburg, Roanoke, and the Greater Washington D.C., metro area to aid physical distancing.

Select computer labs move to virtual access for the fall semester

Students will have access to most of the same platforms and applications available in the physical computer labs.

Zoom security update will require waiting rooms or passcodes

For increased security, two important changes are coming to Zoom.

Use Respondus 4.0 to streamline online exam creation

Respondus is one of several new and improved tools available to enhance online teaching and learning.

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.

4Help Notices

Reserve VPN Use for VT Traffic When Possible

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.

Remote Access VPN Service: How to Connect

Learn how to download, install, and configure the Pulse Secure client on your laptop or desktop computer.