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This page is a supplement to UiB's page Denne siden supplerer UiBs side "The Coronavirus – Information for Students and Employees"

How to: work from home?

See also our page with advice on working from home

To access what you normally use at work (software, documents etc.), you may use these services. Which one(s) you need depends on what you will be doing:

  • Connect to the UiB network with VPN.
    • If you use multi-factor authentication, you will have to authorize the logon from your mobile phone after you have entered your password when connecting.
    • Soon the "new" VPN service, using Cisco AnyConnect, will be the only one available. If you are using an older service, please swithh as soon as possible.
  • - access to most programs, your documents etc.
    Available to all employees.
  • - access to administrative systems (finance, archive osv.). You also get Office software and access to your files.
    You must be granted access to this services. A security code is sent to your mobile phone for logging on.
    Contact us via UiBhjelp and we will give you access.
  • Remote control your office PC if it is on the UiB network and is switched on.
    Contact us via UiBhjelp and we will give you access.
  • Microsoft 365 services allows you to access your files, programs and e-mail from any PC.

How to: Digital collaboration?

  • Teams is UiB's preferred platform for digital collaboration. Both Teams and Zoom can be used for video meetings. The matrix gived recommendations for various uses:





How to: Online meetings

How to move from classroom to online teaching and learning?

UiB has recently introduced two new services for remote learning:

  • Kaltura: Used for recording lectures. Lecturers are encouraged to use recordings rather than live teaching sessions. Recordings may be done at your own convenience, have less risk of errors, ant the students may peruse the recording several times.
  • Zoom: is used were Kaltura is not suitable, e.g. live seminars with need for interaction between lecturer and students and group discussions or work. Zoom has functions for breakout-rooms, where students may be divided into groups.

How to perform digital PhD examinations?

Please read these recommendations for digital PhD examinations.

Where to get help?

  • You may fint information and get help through the UiBhelp service portal.
  • The IT service desk BRITA is available on telephone 55 58 47 00 8 am-3:45 pm (08:00-15:45)
  • We are also availble on chat: 8:30 am-3:30 pm (08:30-15:30).

When you submit a request to us, please help us by:

  • supplying all relevant information (e.g. machine name)
  • supplying a mobile phone number vi kan reach you on.
  • download Teamviewer in advance if you think we may help you by connecting to your computer remotely (remote assitance).

Please be aware that this special situation is also exploited for computer crime! Se e.g. BBC's "Coronavirus: How hackers are preying on fears of Covid-19".

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