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Tech Tools to Work From Home

Overview

Our IT department has provided this information in the event you need to work from home: 

Forward Calls From Your Office Phone:

Our phone system provides several options to forward calls made to your work extensions directly to your home number or mobile phone.  Please contact Greg McBrady directly via email: greg.mcbrady@seattlecolleges.edu to find the best arrangement for your specific situation.  Once it is set up with Greg, you will be able to turn it on and off yourself.

Office365 (O365):  

Office365 provides email, a full suite of Microsoft software for your use (including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Calendar, and more), and OneDrive cloud storage space to store your files.  These are accessed by using your MySeattleColleges Login.

To access your regular SeattleColleges.edu email account and any other Office365 software from the web, you will need your MySeattleColleges Login and password.

  1. In any browser, go to the Seattle College Office365.

  2. Enter your MySeattleColleges Login and password, then click "Sign In".

  3. Explore all that Office365 has to offer!

MyDesk:

MyDesk provides full access to your own Seattle Colleges Windows 10 desktop and documents, including Secure92.  To access MyDesk, you will need your MySeattleColleges Login and password.  There are two versions: Light and Receiver (sometimes called Workspace).  

Two Versions of MyDesk
MyDesk Light is easier to get into but does not allow easy access to your c:  hard drive at home, nor does it allow you to print from MyDesk.  Follow these three steps to get into the Lite version of MyDesk:

  1. In any browser, go to the Seattle Colleges MyDesk

  2. Enter your MySeattleColleges Login and password, then click "Log on".

  3. Click on the “Use Light version” link at bottom of this page.  

  4. You will see a monitor icon, labelled “Central Access”, “North Access” or “South Access”.  Click on the campus affiliated with your work location.

  5. Your desktop will be loaded into the window of your browser tab.  Ready to use!

MyDesk Receiver (sometimes called Workspace) requires a onetime install of a small software agent on your home machine, and allows you to easily access your local c: hard drive, and to print from MyDesk.   Detailed instructions on installing the client are attached as a pdf to this email. 

Please note, some Central staff and faculty already use an alternate service: https://vdi.seattlecollges.edu, which will remain in service and you may continue to use this instead of transitioning to MyDesk, which does not have the capacity to support everyone, so we recommend current users only going to this service. 

We have added this and other tech tool info to our ITServices website.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. For IT support, please contact your IT Help Desk.