Remote Work

Teach & work on the go 

Device & data security

Personal devices must follow the Standard for Teleworking, including installing the current antivirus software. 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.

Data Security Table (linked document is an accessible PDF)

Web conferencing & chat

Catch up from afar with Google Chat or web conference with hundreds:

Teach with Zoom
Teach with Google Meet

Work with Zoom
Work with Google Meet


Eduroam 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

Network files & drives

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.

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.

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.

Voicemail & phone services

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.


A lot of software you use at UNC Charlotte can be downloaded to your personal computer. 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. If you aren't sure if the software you need is available for a personal device, check the requirements or contact the IT Service Desk.

Can my work be performed remotely?

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