Telecommuting Technology Checklist

1. Ensure your computer is updated and secure. 

1. If you are using a personal computer, you’ll need to take extra steps to make sure your work stays secure: 
  • CalArts IT uses Sophos Enterprise for anti-virus protection.  
  • Sophos offers an IT-approved (and free) Home Edition here.
2. Enable automatic updates on your computer and web browser to help keep your system secure and up-to-date:

2. Do you need the CalArts VPN? Maybe not.

  • Do you only need access to CalArts email, Google Drive, and HubHelper?
    • Then VPN is not needed.
  • Do you need access to department file shares, Colleague UI, or Synoptix?
    • Then VPN is needed.
    • Email cait@calarts.edu if you don’t already have VPN access.

3. Is your computer ready for video conferencing?

  • All CalArts-provided computers come with a webcam, microphone, and speakers.
  • Now is a great time to test Zoom

4. Have you set up your CalArts desk phone with a new outgoing message? Or have you forwarded calls to your home or mobile phone? 

Learn to do both by visiting CAIT's Computer & Equipment Articles