Return to Campus: Technology Reminder Checklist

Article Type: General Information


  • This article provides important technology-related reminders and resource checklist to help you get back up and running when you return to campus.

Reminders: Bring with you

  • Metropolitan State University ID card for:
    • Parking ramp
    • Printing
    • Library resources
    • Door access
  • University Technology Hardware Devices and Equipment
    • Bring any technology equipment you have previously taken home to work remotely that you will need to enable you to perform your work on-campus.
    • This includes, but is not limited, to laptops, tablets, monitors, power, connection and ethernet cables, adapters, extenders, docking stations, keyboards, mice, headsets, webcams, microphones and more.
    • ITS is limited in technology hardware equipment inventory to support all work spaces and setup for both on-campus office setup and remote/home setup. Currently, one setup of workstation equipment is provided. If working a hybrid schedule, please work with your supervisor on how to best accommodate multiple work locations.

Reminder: Changing Between Work Locations (remote / on-campus)

Tips:

  • When you have completed work at home/remote, make sure to shut down your computer before you anticipate coming to campus.
  • For a smooth transition, after returning to campus for the first time, it it is important to do an initial start-up of your computer with a wired connection. Rebooting your computer when connected to an Ethernet wired connection will help avoid and resolve problems with network connected resources, like eduroam wireless, printing, etc.
  • Remember when you are on-campus you will not need to connect to VPN.

Instructions:

  • Please follow the instructions below for your respective computer setup (docking station setup or setup without docking station) for guidance on checking your setup before you reboot your computer.
  • Figure 1) Phone Ports: reference for instructions that follow below

This graphic represents the ports on the bottom of your phone and is for reference for the instructions that follow below. When you turn your phone over there is a horizontal row of three ports next to one another. The left port is the LAN port used for connection plugged into the wall port. Next to the LAN port is the PC port. The PC port is used for connection to either a docking station or direct connection to a computer. The third port does not apply to these instructions.

  • Phone LAN Port is used for connection plugged into the wall port
  • Phone PC port is used for connection to either a docking station or direct connection to a computer

Please follow steps below for your respective on-campus office setup to reboot your computer

  • a) Docking Station Setup:
    • Step 1) First, if your computer is in a locked or sleep state make sure you fully shut down your computer before proceeding to the next steps.
    • Step 2) Ensure your laptop is plugged into the docking station
    • Step 3) Ensure your docking station is plugged into the Phone PC port (fig. 1)
    • Step 4) Ensure your Phone LAN port is plugged into the wall port (fig. 1)
    • Step 5) Power on your computer
  • b) Setup without a docking station:
    • Step 1) First, if your computer is in a locked or sleep state make sure you fully shut down your computer before proceeding to the next steps.
    • Step 2) Ensure your Ethernet cable is plugged into your computer
    • Step 3) Ensure the other end of the Ethernet cable is plugged into the Phone PC Port (fig. 1)
    • Step 4) Ensure your Phone LAN port is plugged into the wall port (fig. 1)
    • Step 5) Power on your computer

Reminder: Phone, Greetings, Voicemail, Pin, Call Forwarding


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Article ID: 136294
Created
Thu 7/29/21 5:14 PM
Modified
Wed 2/23/22 1:23 PM