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Options for Working Remotely

Using a web browser, Ryerson employees can connect to the university’s web-based resources while off campus. Read below for instructions on how to access specific resources.

 VPN Access

The Ryerson VPN (RU-VPN2) provides a secure connection to Ryerson's Administrative system via the Internet. Employees who use Adobe CQ/AEM to update university websites or otherwise access sensitive online materials will need to request VPN access and install the GlobalProtect software on their home computer.


 Microsoft 365

Ryerson employees are entitled to free access to the Microsoft 365 suite on their home computers. Use your my.ryerson credentials to log into the Microsoft Office 365, external link and download the software.


 Voicemail

Employees can access their Ryerson voicemail remotely using the following steps:

  1. Dial 416-979-5244
  2. Follow the system prompts and input your Ryerson credentials

Refer to Getting Voicemail Notifications Sent To Email if you wish to have email notifications set-up for voicemail. Follow the steps on how to submit this request to CCS.


 Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts is a communications service that allows you to initiate or participate in text, voice, or video chats. Hangouts are built into the Ryerson University G Suite, and all employees already have access to this service.


 Zoom

Zoom is a software platform that provides remote conferencing services, such as video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration.

All Ryerson faculty, teaching assistants, and staff have licensed Zoom accounts. Simply click on "Sign in" on the Video Conferencing at Ryerson University page, external link.


Zoom Backgrounds

Ryerson University and OVPRI branded Zoom backgrounds are now available for download.

 Slack

Slack is an instant messaging platform available on both desktop and mobile devices. Although this software is not officially supported by CCS, it can easily and freely set up to permit communication between a team.