Working From Home
Many of RRC Polytech’s academic and non-academic operations can be performed remotely and online, and the need to work from home may change depending on our current Operational Response Level, which follows the directives of Manitoba Public Health. Please contact your manager to discuss how our Operational Response Levels impact you, and what we can do to support you in the event that you are required to work from home.
Laptops to Work From Home
If you do not already have a College-issued laptop, please review with your supervisor/manager and provide details on why you require a laptop to work from home. Ask that your supervisor submit the request along with details to email@example.com. Your request will be assessed based on a business continuity and work needs assessment perspective.
RRC Polytech’s Information Technology Solutions (ITS) has established its own FAQ about IT needs (i.e. forwarding your desk phone to your cell, checking work voicemail from home, VPN services, etc.).
While working from home, it’s important to maintain proper ergonomic supports to stay comfortable and avoid back and neck pain. Learn more ›
The Library’s online services are still up and running. If you need assistance locating library materials, help with electronic collections and applications, addressing copyright concerns, or other library-related inquiries, help is being offered through chat and email during regular Library hours. In addition, library staff are monitoring their personal emails and are available to meet virtually at your request. As always, the Library’s digital collections (e-books, e-journals, streaming videos) continue to be available 24/7 through OneSearch.
Using Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams is available to all College staff who have an active firstname.lastname@example.org email account. You can access Microsoft Teams through HUB (in the Launchpad widget, under Applications, click Office 365). You will see Teams listed with your other Office 365 apps. You also can install the Teams app on your computer or mobile device by visiting the Microsoft Teams – Downloads website.
Teams is the chat-based workspace in Office 365 that makes it easy to have conversations, host meetings, share files and collaborate on documents, and get work done with teams across the College. You can tailor your workspace to include the content and capabilities your team needs every day.
To get a Team created—simply complete the Microsoft Teams Request – Maestro process (Team requests require approval from a supervisor before ITS staff creates the team on your behalf).
For Teams training, tips, and tricks, please see the Microsoft and LinkedIn Learning links on the Microsoft Teams Basic User FAQ webpage.
For more information, or to get started using Teams, please see the following webpages: