Remote Tools and Software

Tools and software for working remotely or hybrid. View all Tools and Services for more.

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Staying Connected with Remote and Hybrid Work

In addition to the options for using Microsoft 365 applications, the university's virtual private network (VPN), or a remote desktop and applications, there are many collaborative productivity tools to allow you to work with colleagues, teachers and fellow students. These tools allow you to have virtual meetings, online chats, soft phones, and connect remotely to your files and Anschutz Medical Campus resources. Take a look at some of these options and please contact the OIT Service Desk if you need additional assistance getting started.

Microsoft Teams

Category: Office 365 OIT - Categories OIT - Type of software Productivity and Business Software Audience: Faculty Staff Students Cost: Free
Microsoft Teams is a chat-centered workspace in Microsoft 365. It brings people, conversations, files, and tools into one place, so everyone has instant access to everything — facilitate meetings, chat one-on-one, make audio or video calls, and connect your Teams site to third-party apps safely.
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Category: Billing OIT - Categories OIT - Type of software Remote Access Software Web Conferencing Zoom Audience: Faculty Staff Students Cost: Free
Zoom is a best-in-class online communication and collaboration tool that provides video conferencing, web conferencing, and audio conferencing (both device-based and phone), as well as audio/video/sharing, all with an intuitive and easy-to-use user interface.
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Microsoft OneDrive for Business

Category: Office 365 OIT - Categories OIT - Type of software Onedrive Productivity and Business Software Audience: Faculty Researchers Staff Students Cost: Free
OneDrive for Business is an integral part of Microsoft 365 and provides a place in the cloud where you can store, share, and sync your work files.
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Remote Access VPN

Category: IT Security OIT - Categories OIT - Type of software Productivity and Business Remote Access Software VPN or remote access Audience: Faculty Researchers Staff Students Cost: Free
When connecting from off-campus, there are several remote options based on your needs. Please note that you will be prompted for multi-factor authentication through Duo during login to the VPN or VMware Horizon for remote access.
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Telephone Setup and Support

Category: Billing OIT - Categories OIT - Type of software Phones Productivity and Business Audience: Faculty Staff Cost: See extended details for rates
This service request is to install/activate, make changes, or deactivate an office/desktop telephone connection at a designated location. Typical use of this service is to support an office phone, or multiple office phones, connection.
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Additional university resources

The following resources are available from colleges, schools and departments to help you navigate remote work:

OIT Website

  • The OIT website has additional information about services offered by the department. Be sure to check the software webpage for software and applications available for free or at a discounted rate to faculty, staff and students. CU Denver | Anschutz is now an Adobe Creative Cloud campus. Students have access to the suite of products for free; faculty and staff can receive Adobe Creative Cloud for $45 per year. Visit the OIT Adobe Creative Cloud webpage for more information about licensing.


Cyber Security and COVID-19



  • HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is a U.S. law designed to provide privacy standards to protect patients’ medical records and other health information provided to health plans, billing/coding companies, doctors, hospitals and other health care providers. University staff working remotely continue to be responsible for protecting and securing all information including HIPAA protected health information (PH) in the same manner as if you were working on-site. 
  • Detailed information about how to protect the privacy and security of HIPAA information and tools approved for telehealth during this public health emergency are available on the Office of Regulatory Compliance HIPAA & Coronavirus FAQ webpage


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