Surviving a Snowstorm with the Help of Technology

Dawn Irish
Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 9:30am

Staff workingWith a major snowstorm approaching, many members of the Tufts community might not be able to be on campus during the business day.  Tufts Technology Services (TTS) offers a number of services and tools that help faculty, students and staff work, learn and collaborate from any place with an Internet connection.  Here are a few things that might be helpful to you during the storm:

Conferencing Tools:

Web Conferencing (Adobe Connect)
A web video conference uses a combination of video and audio telephony technologies to allow two or more users (or locations) to connect, meet, and collaborate via the Internet.

Remote Access to the Tufts Network, Including P: and Q: Drives

Remote Network Access (Tufts VPN)
Tufts VPN (Virtual Private Networking) is a service that makes secure remote access to the Tufts network possible by using a point-to-point connection across the Internet with "tunneling" protocols that keep the connection private and secure.

Cloud Data Storage (Box)
Box is a web-based tool that allows users to easily store, access, and share large amounts of content on a network of Internet-based servers (in the cloud).

Work-at-Home Software:

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 (Work At Home)
Microsoft Campus Agreement Work-at-Home Benefit includes the option for faculty and staff to purchase Microsoft Office 2010 (Windows) at a nominal cost.

Microsoft Office 2011 (Work at Home)
Microsoft Campus Agreement Work-at-Home Benefit includes the option for faculty and staff to purchase Microsoft Office 2011 (Mac) at a nominal cost.

If you have any questions about these services and tools, please feel free to contact the Tufts Technology Services Client Support Center at 617-627-3376 or at it@tufts.edu.