Remote Work Support
Information Technology Services (ITS)
Updated: May 5, 2020
ITS has resources available to support continued planning and changes to the delivery of service at Camosun College in response to COVID-19, including working remotely.
For instructors: we're working closely with the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) to support guidance around remote instruction.
For staff: we'll continue to work with the college community on how we can support possible remote work as a response to COVID-19.
Please note: While working remotely Camosun College is required by the Freedom of information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) to keep all personal information safe and secure.
This page will be updated regularly to ensure it has up to date resources and information.
ITS is working to complete additional documentation to support the college community. We will continue to update information and documentation as required. Please note: you will need to authenticate to review the information below.
Web Conferencing Tools
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU) Web Conferencing
BBCU is a web-based conferencing system that is integrated with D2L or can be used as a stand-alone application. Instructors can use BBCU web conferencing to facilitate remote learning and online instruction. The Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning has developed a rich repository of documentation and training aides and supports faculty in their use of BBCU. BBCU is our primary tool for facilitating classroom instruction.
Microsoft Teams can be used to facilitate remote meetings and live events between faculty and staff. Additionally, this tool can be used to facilitate meetings with external contacts invited to the meeting as well. Teams is supported by ITS department. Please consider Teams as the primary tool for facilitating remote work meetings.
Please note to use Microsoft Teams and Blackboard Collaborate Ultra within the framework of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and Camosun's policies on the acceptable technology use.
Terms and Conditions – Please note the following information must not be included in any communication on this software: personal information, student information, credit card information.
By using the following links to access Microsoft Teams you are agreeing to the terms and conditions above:
Camosun Virtual Private Network (VPN)
The off-campus Camosun Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows access to Camosun College resources. The following is a list of example services that require a connection to the VPN:
- M: drive
- Shared or departmental drives
- Legacy Colleague
- Updating web page content in Dreamweaver
Please note: ITS is working to deploy the Cisco AnyConnect client to all workstations. If you have a priority request for this resource please contact the IT Service Desk.
Instructions on accessing the Cisco AnyConnect Client (Camosun VPN) can be found here: Camosun VPN
Office 365 is a web-based access to Microsoft Outlook, Teams, OneDrive and Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, etc.). Please note: you will need to authenticate to review the information below:
- How to login to Office 365 via the web
- How to Install Office 365 on a Personal Device
- Access Office 365 on campus
- Access Office 365 off campus
OneDrive is online file storage provided through Office 365 and can be used instead of your M: Drive. Please see the following training videos and information:
How to request ITS Support:
- Remote Work Assessment Form
A new web form is available to assess the resources required for remote work, including identifying required resources, administrator access to your workstation. The purpose of this form is to assess the college’s needs to aid in additional planning.
- IT Service Desk Request
Please use this email address to request service from ITS.
- ITS Managers
Any comments or suggestion please contact the ITS Managers.
Last updated: May 5, 2020 11:18 am