Technology for working remotely

Last updated October 20, 2022

Most UW–Madison resources are easily accessible with an internet connection. Here’s what you’ll need to do to access IT resources that will help you do your job remotely.

Looking for IT resources to help you learn remotely? Go to this guide for university students.

Off-campus checklist

Work resources from off-campus

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Access your email

Using any web browser, access your email by logging in to MyUW With your NetID login and password. See the Getting Started with Microsoft 365 for details.

You can also use the Microsoft Outlook application. Outlook should already be installed on your university-owned machine. If you are using your personal machine, learn how to install Outlook.

Connect with colleagues: online meetings, calls and text chat

There are a number of web conferencing tools available to UW–‍Madison faculty, staff, and students. Go to this KB page to compare the major features of 5 web conferencing tools: Blackboard Collaborate, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, Adobe Connect, Google Meet, and Cisco Webex.


See the following knowledgebase pages to help you stay safe when working at home.

Multi-factor authentication with Duo

Many UW–Madison services and webpages, such as MyUW, require using multi-factor authentication to complete your login. We require the Duo Mobile app to complete logins. You’re probably already using MFA-Duo, but if not, see our multi-factor authentication guide to get started.


If you require access to specific applications not listed or need help with these services, please contact the DoIT Help Desk or your department IT representative. We’re here if you need us.

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