Working From Home

Per Chancellor Wachter's message, effective March 16, UW-Superior is moving to minimize on-campus staffing. The policy will be in effect until at least April 13. In the meantime, the situation will remain under monitoring.

Employees who would like to work from home, please complete, print and sign the telecommuting request form to submit to your supervisor. Employees who cannot telecommute but prefer to be off campus should plan to use leave time. 

Below is information related to telecommuting, including tools that will allow employees to work and collaborate remotely. If you have any questions or issues, please contact the help desk at 715-394-8300 or by email. Please do not contact Technology Services staff directlyHelp desk hours are: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday until March 27. Regular help desk hours of 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m. will resume on March 30. 

What Computer You Can Use: 

  • If you have a university-owned laptop you can use that from home. 

  • If you have a university-owned desktop: 

    • You can use a personal computer at home if you don’t need access to a shared drive or an iron drive (goldeye drive). 

    • If you need a university-owned laptop for telecommuting, please indicate this on your telecommuting agreement. Please do not make direct requests to Technology Services. 

Preparing to Work Remotely: 

  • Campus Logins - For links to several tools and services, including:

    • managing your password

    • WISDM

    • Email

    • E-Hive

    • Canvas

    • Handshake

    • Navigate

    • Travel/e-reimbursement

    • My UW System (payroll/tax info, web clock/time and absence) 

    • 25 Live

  • Office 365 - Use Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams, OneDrive and more. This is available online or on your computer, sign in with your UW-Superior credentials. 

  • OneDrive - Store and work on your files online in the cloud.

  • Microsoft Teams - Chat, video call, and screenshare with colleagues or students. Check out this video training for how to get started.

  • Zoom - A videoconference tool that allows up to 300 people to connect and join in. You can chat, video call, screenshare, record and much more. Zoom offers online trainings to help you get started. 

  • Canvas - Canvas is the official Learning Management System for classes at UWS. You can post announcements and course messages to communicate with your class, use online discussion boards, communicate with your students, assign tests, assignments and surveys, and much more. 

Access Your UW-Superior Phone/Voicemail: 

If You are Using a Personal Computer for Work: 

  • Make sure you have an anti-virus program on your computer, if you don’t have one you can use Windows Defender or buy one through OnTheHub

  • If you are worried you may have a virus or malware on your computer, DO NOT LOGIN TO ANY CAMPUS SYSTEMS! Please run a program like Malwarebytes first. This program has a free version that will run a scan on your computer. 

  • Be diligent in securing your computer and using the internet. It only takes one mistake for someone to get a computer infected and then inadvertently bring it back to campus. 

  • Do not store work files on your personal computer. These files must stay in the cloud. 

  • If someone else in your house has access to your personal computer, you must change the password or log out of everything every time you leave it unattended to prevent someone else having access to sensitive information. 

Scanning Documents

  • Employees are encouraged to share and review documents electronically whenever possible to aid in remote work business procedures.
  • Use OneDrive’s built-in feature to scan and put documents directly into OneDrive, where it can be shared with others. 
    • You will need to download the free OneDrive app on your mobile phone via Google Play or the App Store. 
    • Here are instructions for how to use this feature on an Android or iPhone.  
  • REMEMBER NOT TO SCAN ANY DOCUMENT THAT CONTAINS SENSITIVE DATA SUCH AS SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS.  

Wifi 

  • Do not connect to free public wifi or an unsecured wireless network when accessing sensitive information or campus systems. We highly recommend you only connect to a wireless connection that you trust.