Working Remotely

Many BU services do not require to use VPN: Blackboard, BUworks, Office 365, OneDrive, SharePoint.

Most services now require Duo Two Factor Authentication:

Call forwarding

To access UIS/Galaxy remotely you need to be connected to the two-factor VPN, and then access a terminal emulator. Host on Demand terminal emulator can be accessed from your web browser. Other emulators, such as Mocha, can be installed by MET IT for you.

To scan documents with a smart phone, you can use the Microsoft Office Lens application (Apple App Store & Google Play Store) to convert a picture into a pdf and email it or save to your personal BU OneDrive.  To save to your BU OneDrive, you need to install OneDrive application (Apple App Store & Google Play Store).

Onbase users will need a method of connection (i.e.-Outlook, Desktop App, Web Browser) as well as DUO authentication. Information on system requirements and access options are available; any installation issues or assistance can be addressed by MET IT or BU IS&T.

To digitally sign documents, users can utilize “Fill & Sign” feature available with Adobe Acrobat Pro XI or later and as a standalone mobile application. You can learn how to do this by following our Digital Signature Instructions.

To access shared drives you will need to install and use VPN.  Once VPN connection is established, follow these instructions to map shared drives: