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Guide to remote working and returning to work

Remote working Guide

Returning to work | COVID 19 Measures

Individuals should only return to work if they feel it is safe for them to do so, or if there is a necessity. If you can work from home, please continue to do so. Before returning to work each member of staff must complete a risk assessment and Returning to the workplace personal toolkit which can be found under Forms, Templates and Resources on educNET

Forms will be assessed individually and priority given to those who have a necessity to be in the building. Please return the forms to hr@educ.ac.uk

Please find full details about returning to work in the Donald McIntyre Building or download this guide to Returning to work | Covide 19 Measures

Working and teaching from home

This page offers some assistance to staff and students working and teaching from home or remote location. This includes some automated tools to set up your Virtual Private Network, a useful guide on the available video conferencing platforms and the Panopto guide to recording your lectures.  We hope you find this useful and informative, for futher help and information please contact it-support@educ.cam.ac.uk


Setting up Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Setting up VPN allows you to access your Research, Workgroup and Own drives as if you were at your computer in the faculty building.

The following information and tools are provided so you can set up a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection to the Faculty of Education from your home computer or laptop. 

Tools and Guidance for Windows PC/Laptop users

  1. Please download the Education-Remote-Working-VPN.zip file (Raven required)
  2. Unzip/Extract the contents to a location on your PC/laptop
  3. Open the VPN App guidance and help for Windows PC.pdf and follow the instructions.

The zip file contains the VPN App guidance and help for Windows pdf file, a useful Remote Connection for Windows users help video along with the necessary scripts to automate most of the set-up procedures so you can connect to your Research (R:), Workgroup (W:) and Own (O:) drives.

Tools and Guidance for MacOS (Macbook/iMac) users

  • Download the Education-mac-remote-working-vpn.zip file (Raven required)
  • Unzip/Extract the contents to a location on your mac desktop
  • Open the VPN App guidance and help for Mac.pdf and follow the instructions.

The zip file contains the VPN App guidance and help for Mac pdf file, a useful Remote Connection for Mac users help video along with the necessary steps to connect to your Research (R:), Workgroup (W:) and Own (O:) drives.

Remote working Guide

Video Conferencing - A guide to the different platforms

Video Conferencing Comparisons

Using Panopto - Deliver lectures from a remote location

You can use the Panopto desktop recorder to create online educational videos in order to deliver teaching remotely. The video is recorded on your computer and automatically uploaded to Panopto, where you can review and edit it before publishing it to a Moodle course. This document is an edited and shortened version of the official documentation available via the official Cambridge Panopto Pages.

Panopto Guide to delivering educational videos

Quick links

Connecting to VPN

Video conferencing