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UNC-Chapel Hill has developed technology and online resources to readily support work at home options for employees. Working from home, or teleworking, is a concept where the employee is allowed to do their job from home either on a regular schedule or temporarily to support a short-term need.

Interested employees should discuss teleworking options with their manager. Eligibility decisions will be based on the nature of the employee’s role, potential impact to customers and colleagues, the employee’s work performance and other factors.

Once an employee has been approved to work at home, they will need to utilize technology resources to facilitate their job requirements.

General Help

ITS and F&O IT are available to help you with any university technology-related questions.

Accessing ConnectCarolina and Network Drives

You can access UNC’s internal network, including ConnectCarolina and network storage drives, by installing the Cisco AnyConnect VPN (virtual private network) program on your computer.

Collaborate and Run Meetings Remotely


Zoom is used to schedule and host online meetings using video, voice and screen sharing.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration app that is available to you through Office 365. Teams has a powerful chat feature, allows you to host online meetings and can be used for storage of shared files.

Work with Adobe PDFs

Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF) is a widely-used tool for maintaining the traditional presentation of documents in an electronic format. The Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Acrobat Reader applications provide multiple tools for making changes and additions to PDFs.

Office Conveniences

Forwarding Your Phone

When working from home, you should always forward your office phone to avoid inconvenience to your colleagues and customers.

Using Your Television as a Computer Monitor

Need more than one screen? You may be able to use your television as a monitor.