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For information on our campus's response to the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the Emergency Preparedness website.

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This page is designed to provide UC Merced staff with resources and tools that may prove useful to their efforts to move their work online. It is important to note that these tools and resources are NOT specifically supported by the Office of Information Technology, but have been provided here as supplementary resources that may prove useful to some users. 

Information and resources listed here will continue to be updated as the campus works to provide additional tools, resources, and strategies. Last update: March 24, 2020 11:00 am

Note: As you prepare for remote work, please be aware of increased cybersecurity threats disguised as information about COVID-19.


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How to transition to remote work in a hurry

The transition to working from home may present some challenges you don't anticipate. This blog post offers advice on how to stay productive and optimize your time at home

National Inclusive Excellence Leadership Academy’s COVID-19 DEI Strategy Center

​​Tips for Building Inclusive Digital Teams & Organizations

HBR | Leading Teams | A Guide to Managing Your (Newly) Remote Workers

​​ Research-based steps that managers can take without great effort to improve the engagement and productivity of remote employees, even when there is little time to prepare.

Digital Visual Facilitation: tools, tips, and tech for virtual work and remote collaboration

​​ A Crash Course in Translating Your Process to a Virtual Setting.

How to Work from Home: 20 Tips From People Who Do It Successfully

Working Remotely | LinkedIn Learning Course

This 1-hour LinkedIn Learning Course focuses on some simple practices that will help you create a productive home work environment, manage typical challenges, and create a schedule and system that works for you

 

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Time Management: Working From Home | LinkedIn Learning Course

This 1-hour LinkedIn Learning Course focuses on learning how to effectively manage your time, including some simple pratices and systems specifically geared toward working from home

Not sure how to log in to LinkedIn Learning? Follow these procedures.


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TechSmith SnagIt

TechSmith is offering free access and expanded usage of tools that help enable business and educational continuity.

Their screen recording tool, TechSmith SnagIt< is free to use through the end of June 2020 to any organization that needs it. SnagIt is useful for creating simple screen recordings and capturing and editing simple screen images. Find more information and download SnagIt here.

TechSmith SnagIt and TechSmith VideoReview

TechSmith is offering free access and expanded usage of tools that help enable business and educational continuity.

Their asynchronous collaboration platform, TechSmith Video Review, is be free to use through the end of June 2020 to any organization that needs it. Find more information and download VideoReview here.

Qualtrics Remote Work Pulse

Qualtrics has made their Remote Work Pulse publicly available and free for all organizations during this time. Qualtrics Remote Work Pulse helps business units understand how their remote work force is doing - ensuring that employees feel safe and supported, that they have the resources and information they need for their work, and that they are empowered to be productive and successful in this new environment.

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Managing Anxiety and Stress due to COVID-19

During this uncertain time, it is perfectly normal to feel some stress and anxiety about COVID-19 and the emerging situation in our area and on our campus. 

 

  • Johns Hopkins has created a site with some practical tips for coping with uncertainty here.
  • The CDC has a page of official information about COVID-19 here.

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Understanding Network Impacts of Increased Online Learning & Working

CENIC has prepared this information as a resource for members who have moved to remote work.

National Research and Education (R&E) Networks (also known as NRENs) together provide critical communications infrastructure for universities and research institutes worldwide. Read more about how they are supporting the global challenges of the novel coronavirus.