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Information Technology: Preparing a backup plan for emergency closings

Emergency closings and unforeseen course cancellations can occur for a variety of reasons: inclement weather, flu outbreak, shelter-in-place orders, or family emergencies. This guide will walk you through some resources that are available remotely. 

Creating an emergency plan

For eLearning and Instructional Support please review their page.

Help and Resources

Lesley's Self Help Portal: Contains guides and instructions to use most of Lesley’s technology and systems. Some examples include video conferencing tips for organizers and tips for attendees.

Accessing email in Office 365

Information on how to access your email from off campus

Accessing voicemail off campus

Office 365 Groups

  • Use Office 365 Groups to collaborate with a group of people on a project. How to use Office 365.
  • Microsoft Office 365 products (Outlook, Word, Excel, Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, etc.) are available from anywhere in the world via Lesley.edu/office365. We have lots of information about usage on our support portal.

Microsoft Teams

  • Microsoft Teams is a messaging app for teams where everyone can access all conversations, meetings, files, and notes, all in one place. It's a place for collaboration and work to happen in the open. Through Teams, you can have private and group chats, conduct online synchronous meetings, and share documents.


Lesley VPN

Other common software available remotely (without VPN)


Formerly called Atomic Learning, Hoonuit features hundreds of self-paced video tutorials for popular software, online tools, tech integration, college readiness, and more. Information accessing Hoonuit.

Abobe Acrobat

If you do not have a printer or scanner, let Adobe help you. Basic Adobe information.