Keep Working

During a Temporary Need for Remote Operations

The tools and resources listed below will equip you to keep working during any interruption to normal operations at OSU. If you have questions about these tools or require assistance, please contact the Service Desk or your local IT support group.


Office 365

Office 365 lets you use Microsoft Office apps like Word, Excel and Powerpoint from anywhere. It is available for use by all OSU employees, and can be installed on personally owned computers. New to Office 365? See this article or explore our other documentation.

Login to Office 365



Utilize Zoom to to create high-quality online meetings, classes, and events that leverage video, chat, breakout rooms, screen-sharing, and whiteboards. New to Zoom? Check out the Getting Started page or see all of our documentation for Zoom. Protect your Zoom meetings with this guide.

Login to Zoom



Box lets you securely manage, share and access your important files from anywhere. New to Box? Check out the Getting Started page or review our documentation.

Login to Box 



Banner is the enterprise administrative computing system at Oregon State University. It supports a variety of essential functions: student (admissions, registration, student billing, etc.), financial aid, human resources/payroll, and finance. An OSU device using VPN or an approved access method, along with DUO are required to access Banner applications.



BennyBuy is an electronic purchasing system designed to improve process for ordering products, services, and supplies. See our documentation for using BennyBuy.

Login to BennyBuy



Docusign is an electronic signature system designed to improve the workflow of signing and approving documents in a way that's simple, secure, and fully digital. New to Docusign? See our Getting Started guide.

Login to Docusign



EmpCenter is an electronic timesheet system intended to allow employees to track their work time, make vacation requests, and/or report sick leave utilized. See the documentation for more information.

Login to EmpCenter


Exchange Webmail

Exchange email is the official email of OSU. It is available as usual via whatever email client you normally use (such as Outlook), as well as directly via the web if you do not have access to your normal email client. See our documentation for Exchange.

Login to Exchange


Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is the official chat platform for OSU. Collaborate with your colleagues quickly and securely with integrations to other Office 365 tools like Word, Excel and PowerPoint. See this documentation to get started.

Login to Microsoft Teams


Remote Phone Calls

There are a number of options available to OSU employees who need to make phone calls as part of their work. Please see this article for options and instructions.



MyOSU is OSU's enterprise campus portal for students, faculty, and staff. See these video tutorials for guidance on using the portal.

Login to MyOSU



Canvas is a learning management system (LMS), which is a Web-based platform for course material, assignments, grades, communication, and all activities related to teaching and learning.

Login to Canvas


Keep Teaching

Looking for more resources specifically for instructors and teaching faculty? Click the link below for resources to help you Keep teaching during prolonged campus closures.

Teaching Resources 



CORE is a web-based central university reporting tool. Users must authenticate in using their university credentials to view the the CORE library of reports and dashboards. Get help with CORE.

Login to CORE



Remote Access

There are a number of methods that you can use to access OSU computing resources from home. These include VPN and Remote Desktop Gateway (RDG). See this document for guidance on the best method of access for your use case; see the list of services that require VPN.

UIT's Office of Information Security has also created a training module on how to stay secure while working remotely.

Take the course


Security Standards

When using a personally owned device to connect to OSU you have a responsibility to make sure it is properly patched and configured to the appropriate standard for the data classification you have access to. Please note that Confidential Data may ONLY be accessed from a university owned device on a secure internet connection. Talk to your manager about how your group is handling secure access to data from remote work locations.

Secure your device


Internet Options

If you are having issues with your home internet, see this article for troubleshooting tips. If you do not have an internet connection available to you at home or your remote work area, or your connection is too slow, see this article for options to get connected.


If you have feedback, questions or concerns regarding the content on this page, please contact the Service Desk.