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Faculty/Staff Technology Guide

The following checklist covers the basic technology resources that all employees should be prepared to use while an employee of Juniata.

Computer/Internet Access:

Access to a computer and access to a reliable Internet connection is required.  Internet access is provided to all employees while working on campus.  Mobile devices may also be a reasonable way to acquire communication and some resources.  

If off campus:  Having a reliable Internet connection and using your Juniata-provided laptop are the best options for working remotely, but not the only options. Regardless, please follow these tips to prepare and make sure your technology works as expected and that you are taking care of Juniata data!   


  • Regular access to and review of your Juniata email is expected.  Make sure your Multi-Factor Authentication is set to a device you always have access to.
  • Know your voicemail PIN and be prepared to change your greeting when you are out of the office.  If you need your PIN reset, submit a ticket.
  • Check your voicemail messages (either by dialing in or via voicemail-to-email in your Juniata Outlook Inbox).

Teaching & Learning:

  • Make sure you can access Moodle.  Be knowledgeable of basic Moodle functionality to support the online delivery of your course. Decide what content to provide asynchronously or synchronously.
  • Sign up for a Zoom account to and learn how to hold virtual meetings/lectures with your students.  To improve your Zoom experience, follow some of these tips.  To set up your zoom meeting securely, read this.
  • For group communication, projects, and collaboration tools (video, chat, document sharing/editing), login to O365 and use O365 Teams for video conferencing and department collaboration. A quick start guide and online training are available.
  • If you are looking for additional digital tools, techniques, or tips or would to provide these to your colleagues, please check here!  This takes you to the Moodle Course "Faculty Digital Learning, brought to you by SOTL and CTS".

Office Productivity & File Sharing:

Special Software/Systems:

  • Ensure you can access systems that support critical processes and operations in your area. 
  • Be aware that software on campus computers can be used remotely (assuming they are properly powered and connected) by their primary user via JCVPN and Remote Desktop.  After connecting to JCVPN.  Use these instructions, replacing appserver with the name of your computer.

Backup Plans:

  • Be flexible, make backup plans.  This may include making copies of important contact information; making copies of files you wish to work on offline; aware of various communication channels via email, phone, or video conferencing; and thinking of creative and alternate ways to learn and do your work. 


NOTE: Additional technology information pertaining to business continuity in the event of a campus closure is available online here and can be downloaded with links intact