Information on Working from Home for Faculty and Staff

Resources for Teaching Remotely 

Phone and Voicemail 

  1. Call forwarding: You can have calls to your office phone forwarded to the phone of your choice. See this Help Desk article for instructions. 
  2. You can listen to voicemails from home:
    1) Dial 1-312-341-2000
    2) Enter ID (extension plus #)
    3) Then enter your PIN (PIN plus #)


  • Options if you don’t have internet access at home: 
    • You may be able to use your cell phone to create a personal hotspot for use with your home computer. See instructions for Apple iOS and Android. 
    • A number of companies are offering free or discounted internet access during this crisis, or providing other servicesPlease note that a link provided here does not constitute an endorsement of any of these services. 

Accessing Your Files via OneDrive and Teams 


  • Office365 – You can use the Office suite online, or download and install the Microsoft Office suite on up to 5 machines. Get instructions on how to access the Office suite. 

Connecting remotely to your work computer

  • Step 1 – Do you know the name of the desktop on the Roosevelt network you are trying to connect? If yes, proceed to step 2. If not, submit a ticket to the technology helpdesk ( to find this information.
  • Step 2 – Install a VPN client on your home computer.
    • A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a secure tunnel connection over the public (home) internet; it provides an access solution for mobile users who require secure access to the University’s internal resources (for example, tools like Argos, Banner and Analytics) remotely. VPN access is being made available for all faculty and staff until further notice. 
    • Request access to VPN. 
    • Get instructions on how to install VPN on Windows, on a Mac, or on Apple iOS. 
  • Step 3 – Connect to your work computer using remote desktop protocol (RDP).

Meetings and Collaboration 

  • Zoom is a cloud-based platform for video and audio conferencing, mobile collaboration, and simple online meetings. All RU faculty and staff are eligible for a Zoom account. You log into Zoom using your Roosevelt University Net ID and password. Download or log in to Zoom. 

Technology Support 

  • Access the IT knowledge base or to submit a ticket via the IT Helpdesk ( 

Library Services

Employee Expense Reports

Vendor Invoice Approval