Remote Work

Remote Work TipsTeach, learn, and research on the go with technologies at UNC Charlotte. You can access most systems on the web using any device. Some specialized software will require you to connect to the VPN. In contrast, others will be accessible only via devices managed and owned by the University. Personal devices must follow the Standard for Teleworking, including installing the current antivirus software provided to employees.


When working remotely, it is essential to recognize what type of data you are handling. Level 2 and 3 data should never be accessed from personal computers; however, in emergency situations, a supervisor may waive this restriction for Level 2 data. See the List of Remote Access to System Guidance for more information. 

Data Security Table (linked document is an accessible PDF)

This list WILL GUIDE YOU TO IT resources for when you need to work off-campus

Connect with video, voice, and chat

Meet with colleagues from afar with web-based video conferencing and online chat platforms.

WebEx - University-sponsored, recommended web conferencing tool with phone conferencing (WebEx integrates with Canvas)
Google Meet - Web conferencing tool provided by Google
Google Chat - Team messaging with virtual rooms and threaded conversations by Google

Not sure which to choose? See our article: Which web-conferencing tool is best for me?


Find secure Wi-Fi internet

A perk of our campus using the secure Wi-Fi service eduroam is that you can connect to eduroam Wi-Fi at one of the thousands of participating locations in the US and worldwide. The Carolinas alone boast 38 eduroam hotspots, including many campuses in the UNC System. The best news is that if you can get a Wi-Fi signal and you have already configured your device for eduroam, your device will automatically connect. Otherwise, choose the eduroam network and log in to eduroam. For more information, search “eduroam” at


Teach classes online

The Center for Teaching and Learning offers extensive resources for faculty teaching remotely. 

Keep Teaching Resources


Remotely access files, shared drives, and other resources on the UNC Charlotte network

Remember to check the Guideline for Data Handling for what levels of data can and cannot be stored and where. This matrix can assist you and your supervisor in determining which classes of data can be accessed remotely.

Google Drive
Network Drives (H, J, S) for windows / Network Drives (H, J, S) for Mac

UNC Charlotte VPN: VPN is an application on your device that establishes a secure connection to a network. Free to faculty and staff, download the VPN to use on macOS and Windows. Specialized services that require VPN access include Archibus and Banner 9 Admin (INB). VPN is not required for web-based UNC Charlotte resources, such as Banner Self-Service, web pages, Canvas, and UNC Charlotte G Suite.


Collaborate using online productivity platforms

...and since your work is stored in the cloud, you can access it from anywhere with an internet connection.

UNC Charlotte G Suite is web-based and accessible via the internet. It offers online word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, storage, and more.


Access your voicemail remotely and forward your phone calls 

No need to miss your phone messages. Hear voicemails and set up call forwarding.

You can access your UNC Charlotte voicemail and forward your phone to a different number, all while off-campus.


Download software to your personal computer

Certain products and/or versions are licensed for UNC Charlotte-owned equipment. If you want to download software to your personal device, check the requirements or contact the IT Service Desk if you are unsure.

Many software programs you use at UNC Charlotte can be downloaded to your personal computer. Software is available at


Can your work be completed off-campus?

While many services can be accessed off-campus, some data cannot be accessed from a personal device without supervisor consent.

Take a look at our List of Remote Access to System Guidance.