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Working outside the university - the most important services

Work safely in your home office

The security of business data must also be ensured when working at home. There are binding regulations for this at Bielefeld University. These include the correct handling of business data and business and private IT equipment. The staff unit Data Protection and Information Security has summarized the binding regulations.

Windows and program updates on supported computers

Windows computers used in the home office are supplied with updates - depending on the configuration by the respective IT support - as follows:

  • Computers supported by the BITS/Service Desk (via Ivanti)
    Are provided with Windows & program updates. It is recommended to have a VPN connection to the university.
     
  • Computers maintained by faculties/institutions (via Ivanti)

    Are provided with program updates. It is recommended to have a VPN connection to the university.
    If the Windows Update Server (WSUS) of the university is configured for Windows updates, a VPN connection is required. This can be obtained from the respective IT support.

  • Computers maintained by faculties/institutions

    Program updates depend on the configuration of the computer.
    If the Windows Update Server (WSUS) of the university is configured for Windows updates, a VPN connection is required.
    Both can be obtained from the respective IT support.

VPN connection

In order to access the network drives or use SAP from an external location, for example, a VPN connection must first be established. The Cisco AnyConnect VPN client is required for this.

Before downloading, please check whether the Cisco AnyConnect Client is already installed on the (business) computer. In the Windows Start menu or under Programs.

 

Email

The fastest and easiest way to access email accounts is via the webmailer.

 

Network drives

Access to the personal network drives and group drives from external. A VPN connection is required.

 

SAP

Access to the different SAP modules via WebGui. A VPN connection is required for this.

 

Call forwarding of telephones

If you want to divert your business telephone number, you have the following options.

 

Chat

TeamChat for easy communication with colleagues and in groups.

 

Videoconferencing

DFNConf

With DFNConf, employees can use video/audio conferences via the browser and thus create virtual meeting rooms themselves.

Zoom

Due to its simple operation, Zoom is well suited for webinars or group work in studies and teaching. Employees and students can register free of charge via web authentication at https://uni-bielefeld.zoom.us. Bielefeld University has held a campus licence for this since mid-April 2020.

Further information on registration and use is available here:
-> https://www.uni-bielefeld.de/zoom
 

Skype (temporary possibility)

Alternatively, Skype can also be used for video conferences. On computers managed by the BITS (central administration), the program is already installed. Otherwise you can download skype here.

Instruction Skype (in German)

 

Telephone Conferencing

The possibilities under video conferencing can also be used for audio-only telephone conferences.

Alternatively, telephone conferences can also be used via mobile phone. In addition a manual for iOS and Android:

 

Home learning / Distance learning

Lecturers can use the centrally offered learning platforms and the Panopto video platform to conduct their courses online and make them available as recordings or live streams. DFNconf (see above) or Adobe Connect can also be used for webinars.

Zoom

Due to its simple operation, Zoom is well suited for webinars or group work in studies and teaching. Employees and students can register free of charge via web authentication at https://uni-bielefeld.zoom.us. Bielefeld University has held a campus licence for this since mid-April 2020.

Further information on registration and use is available here:
-> https://www.uni-bielefeld.de/zoom