Continuity Tools

Whether you telecommute regularly or simply need to be able to work from home on occasion, there are tools to ensure that you can continue to perform your job with ease. Online meetings can be held, files can be accessed and stored online via Box, share your computer screen with colleagues, make audio calls via your computer, and more!

Featured Tools



Web & video conferencing
Get started with Zoom


MS Teams

Microsoft Teams

Collaboration for individual & group chat, audio, video, and screen sharing
Get started with MS Teams

Collaboration and Virtual Courses

SF State uses Office 365 (O365) for email. There are several options to access your email:

  • If instructors or students are unable to come to campus or if the campus is closed for unforeseen reasons, how they can best maintain participation in classes
  • Information at


Software, File Sharing, & Security


Equipment, Telephone Features & Support

  • Worldwide roaming network available at participating educational institutions. SF State students, faculty, and staff with current affiliation can log into the network using their SF State credentials
  • Information at


Working Remotely

  • All faculty and staff can use the Virtual Private Network (VPN) service at for connecting to the SF State network from remote locations. SF State’s VPN has two purposes: it enables campus users to send and receive data across a public network as if their device is directly connected to the campus network, and adds two-factor (2FA) authentication for high security services.  Besides being required to access some sites, it is recommended for accessing campus resources from public networks.
  • PaloAlto Networks GlobalProtect software available at
  • Available for faculty, staff, and students
  • Remote access puts systems at higher risk for attacks and unauthorized access because if the system is accessible to employees/faculty and students from outside of the University’s network, it is also accessible to hackers and criminals. Follow the guidelines linked below to ensure you are working securely.
  • Information at
  • Enterprise Risk Management has created a PowerPoint with tips for staying ergonomic.
  • Information at