The university is currently keeping campus open and operating normally so we can continue to provide services to students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders.
According to the message sent out by the Chancellor and Provost on March 11:
Faculty and staff are expected to report to work unless:
- You have been advised to self-isolate or quarantine because of travel or potential exposure.
- You have chronic health conditions or are in another at-risk group considered more susceptible to COVID-19.
- You are sick.
Supervisors should exercise judgement and flexibility when considering requests for alternate work schedules or to telecommute, which includes requests from student employees and consideration of required staffing levels.
In the event that the university moves to remote work, you should be prepared to continue to perform essential functions.
Be prepared to use these devices and services while off-campus:
- Laptop or desktop computer
- Webcam with microphone
- Secure Internet connection
- Smartphone, tablet, or telephone (for Duo)
- Please communicate with your supervisors if any of these devices are inaccessible to you. Also, you can let us know if you need assistance locating such devices by completing the form located here.
Get setup with these tools and services:
- Update your laptop or desktop to the latest operating system
- VPN (see below)
- Install and run anti-virus software.
- Install Office 365
- Store files in OneDrive.
- Install Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
- Install the Zoom desktop and mobile apps
- Install the Blackboard Mobile App
- Install and setup the Duo Mobile app
- Sign up for KU Alerts
- Also see our software catalog
Staying Engaged While Working Remote; ideas for engaging and encouraging community during remote work opportunities.
How to Transition Your Team to Remote Work; Here’s what to keep in mind for a successful transition to remote work.
5 Ways to Transition to Remote Work, Smoothly; Read on for five proven strategies for working productively from home and making the leap into telecommuting.
KU Zoom; Download the Zoom App, Join or Host a Meeting, Sign In
Getting Started with Zoom
This 30-minute training session with live Q&A will provide a high-level tour of Zoom and cover the basics you need to get up and running.
Zoom Meetings Training
This 60-minute training session with live Q&A will review features applicable to Zoom Meetings and using the Zoom Client software. We will discuss scheduling and hosting your meetings.
Zoom Meetings for Education Training
This 45-minute training session with live Q&A will cover the power of virtual teaching and learning in the Zoom classroom for students and teachers.
Zoom Rooms Training
This 60-minute training session will cover the basics of setup and devices, scheduling with Zoom Rooms as well as hosting and participating in Zoom Room Meetings.
Zoom Webinar Training
This 60-minute training session with live Q&A will review Zoom features applicable to Zoom Video Webinar. We will discuss scheduling, customizing and hosting your events.
Skype for Business; How to’s
Here are the university’s web pages that have been developed to help answer questions and provide updates specifically about how the university is monitoring and planning for the evolving coronavirus situation: