Teaching, Learning and Working Remotely

In the event of a campus closure due to weather conditions or other circumstances that prevent access to campus facilities, you may be required to teach, study or work remotely. This page outlines the tools available to faculty, students and staff for getting work done off-campus.

Faculty Resources

Computing and Network Needs

At a minimum, you will need a laptop computer with internet access.

Online audio and video conferencing will require a microphone and webcam.  If you need to request additional computing resources or you need assistance setting these up, contact helpdesk@bryant.edu

Communications

Email is the primary communication channel for the University. You should check your email regularly to stay in touch with your students and keep updated on campus announcements. If your computer doesn’t have a mail client configured, you can check your email anytime from any web browser by going to https://mail.bryant.edu. You can also install the Microsoft Outlook application on your mobile device.

Sharing Course Resources

All Bryant faculty and students have access to Blackboard Collaborate. Use Blackboard Collaborate to share content with students from any computer or device.

Hold Classes Online

Need help choosing a conferencing service? See Conferencing Features for a side-by-side comparison of all of our services.

For more details and specifics on availability and training, see the Center for Teaching Excellence website. Zoom Help Center is also a great place to find training resources for Learning Zoom.

Online File Creation and Sharing

Office 365 applications like Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and others can be accessed from any browser at https://www.office.com/. Google Docs, Sheets and other G Suite apps can be accessed at https://drive.google.com. See the University’s storage guidelines for details on sharing files online.

Helpful Mobile Apps

Document Scanning

Microsoft Office Lens is a mobile app available for iOS and Android. Office Lens is like a portable scanner in your pocket that lets you capture printed documents, whiteboard sessions and more using your phone's camera. On top of giving you tools to enhance your image (e.g. crop, sharpen, etc.), the app lets you quickly save your content to OneDrive, convert it to an editable Word Document or save it as a PDF, among other options. For more information see:

Communications

Email is the primary communication channel for the University. You should check your email regularly to keep updated on campus announcements. You can access your email from any web browser at https://mail.bryant.edu. You can also install the Microsoft Outlook application on your mobile device.

Support Resources

See the Center for Teaching Excellence website for more information about teaching resources and support.

24/7 Support for Blackboard, Blackboard Collaborate and Zoom is currently available directly from Blackboard. You can contact this support service via the following methods:

By phone: 877-889-7773
By email: bryant@edusupportcenter.com
By web chat: Blackboard Support Chat

Resources on how to use many of Bryant's services:

Student Resources

Communications

Email is the primary communication channel for the University. You should check your email regularly to stay in touch with your professors and keep updated on campus announcements. Your laptop should have Outlook desktop installed. However, you can always access your email from any web browser at https://mail.bryant.edu.You can also install the Microsoft Outlook application on your mobile device.

Access Course Resources

All Bryant faculty and students have access to Blackboard Collaborate. Faculty can use Blackboard Collaborate to share content and communicate with students.

Attend Online Classes

Faculty have options for conducting classes remotely.

Online File Creation and Sharing

Office 365 applications like Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and others can be accessed from any browser at https://www.office.com/. Google Docs, Sheets and other G Suite apps can be accessed at https://drive.google.com. See the University’s storage guidelines for details on sharing files online.

Helpful Mobile Apps

Document Scanning

Microsoft Office Lens is a mobile app available for iOS and Android. Office Lens is like a portable scanner in your pocket that lets you capture printed documents, whiteboard sessions and more using your phone's camera. On top of giving you tools to enhance your image (e.g. crop, sharpen, etc.), the app lets you quickly save your content to OneDrive, convert it to an editable Word Document or save it as a PDF, among other options. For more information see:

Support Resources

24/7 Support for Blackboard, Blackboard Collaborate and Zoom is currently available directly from Blackboard. You can contact this support service via the following methods:

By phone: 877-889-7773
By email: bryant@edusupportcenter.com
By web chat: Blackboard Support Chat

The Zoom Help Center is a great place to find training and videos on how to use Zoom.


Staff Resources

Computing and Network Needs

At a minimum, you will need a laptop computer with internet access.

Online audio and video conferencing will require a microphone and webcam.  If you need to request additional computing resources or you need assistance setting these up, contact helpdesk@bryant.edu

Communications

Email is the primary communication channel for the University. You should check your email regularly for business communications and to keep updated on campus announcements. If your computer doesn’t have a mail client configured, you can check your email anytime from any web browser by going to https://mail.bryant.edu. You can also install the Microsoft Outlook application on your mobile device.

Phone and Voicemail

While on-campus you can setup your phone and voicemail options using the Unified Communications Self Care Portal. To access your voicemail off-campus, call 401-319-3999 and follow these steps:

  1. Press the * key
  2. Enter your extension and press the # key
  3. When prompted, enter your PIN and press the # key

Meet and Collaborate

Bryant provides multiple services that can be used to conduct remote meetings between faculty, staff, students and people outside the Bryant community.

  • Skype for Business is an instant messaging and video conferencing application that integrates with Office 365.
  • Microsoft Teams is a communications platform that provides chat, video conferencing and file sharing.
  • Zoom is a popular, cloud-based video conferencing service that can be used for one-on-one meetings or group meetings up to 100 participants. Zoom Help Center is also a great place to find training resources for Learning Zoom.
  • Google Hangouts Meet is a video conferencing application that allows group meetings up to 100 participants right from your browser using a unique web link.

Need help choosing a conferencing service? See Conferencing Features for a side-by-side comparison of all of our services.

Online File Creation and Sharing

Office 365 applications like Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and others can be accessed from any browser at https://www.office.com/. Google Docs, Sheets and other G Suite apps can be accessed at https://drive.google.com. See the University’s storage guidelines for details on sharing files online.

Helpful Mobile Apps

Document Scanning

Microsoft Office Lens is a mobile app available for iOS and Android. Office Lens is like a portable scanner in your pocket that lets you capture printed documents, whiteboard sessions and more using your phone's camera. On top of giving you tools to enhance your image (e.g. crop, sharpen, etc.), the app lets you quickly save your content to OneDrive, convert it to an editable Word Document or save it as a PDF, among other options. For more information see:

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

All of Bryant’s cloud-based resources such as Office 365 and Zoom Meetings do not require VPN Access. Bryant’s VPN should only be used when necessary to access campus network resources. If you need assistance accessing the Bryant VPN, contact helpdesk@bryant.edu.

Support Resources

Here are some great places to find training and videos on how to use many of Bryant's services.




Tech Tips

Faculty and Staff
Campus Technology Services
2nd Floor Unistructure - Rotunda

Walk-in, Email and Phone Support
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Please email or phone to make appointment:

helpdesk@bryant.edu
(401) 232-6111


Students
Laptop Central
Bello Center

Appointment, Email and Phone Support
Monday - Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Schedule appointment

laptopcentral@bryant.edu
(401) 232-6550