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Connect to Rice Resources

This document details the guidelines for working remotely - domestic or international.

Connect to Rice Resources
  • Use virtual private network (VPN) to access secure university resources. 
  • Use remote desktop connection, which allows your remote computer to function just as if it were your desktop computer. (Note: Remote Desktop needs to be set up on your work desktop before you leave.)

Duo Two-factor Authentication
Enroll in Duo Two-factor authentication*.
  • Required for changing NetID or Google password
  • Required for VPN
  • Required for SSO and Esther
  • Required for using Banner
*Required for using some applications

Email | Webmail
Access Cyrus mail via the Webmail interface.

Email | Rice Google
Access your Rice Google Mail | For Rice Graduate and Undergraduate students on Google.

Email | Exchange 
Access email via the Outlook Web app | Jones Graduate Business School and some departments.

Canvas | Learning Management System
Canvas is Rice's Learning Management System for all course-related curriculum needs.
Go to the Canvas Status page to find daily incident reports on Canvas.

Box at Rice University
Enterprise cloud-based storage and collaboration service.

Zoom is a video and web conferencing tool that unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and group messaging into one easy-to-use platform.

Cisco VoIP 
Cisco VoIP Portal - Cisco Unified Communications Self Care Portal - setup your voicemail PIN and if your phone is setup for single number reach.

Library Journals                         
When accessing Fondren Library electronic resources while off-campus, you will be required to verify your Rice affiliation with the Rice EZproxy system.  

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network because it makes your computer appear as if it was connected to Rice's network.

VPN allows you to connect to the Rice network and access  these restricted  resources such as: Banner, Edgar, Hyperion, Rice Marketplace.

Remote Desktop Connection   
Remote desktop connection allows you to connect to another computer. Remote desktop connection should be setup prior to working remotely and/or travel

Rice Personal storage

In order to map to university network drives, i.e. U:drive, from a remote computer, you must connect using VPN.

For information: Mounting Drives 

Before traveling, setup Eduroam using the campus Eduroam network.

Eduroam is a world-wide access service that allows individuals from member institutions to connect to wireless networks at other member institutions.

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Keywords:remote, working, off campus, out of the office, home, computer, remote desktop, vpn, travel   Doc ID:65468
Owner:Diane Y.Group:Rice University
Created:2016-07-26 15:38 CDTUpdated:2020-12-26 19:11 CDT
Sites:Rice Sandbox, Rice University
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