Fall 2020 Guidance
In response to COVID-19, university courses and operations remain predominantly online for fall.

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. 

Create 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

Accessing email in Office 365

Accessing voicemail off campus

  • Access Lesley voicemail from off campus 
  • We recommend that all staff update their voicemail recording to reflect any changes to their current work situation that will impact response times. Voicemail can be checked from anywhere. Instructions are available on our support site.

Office 365 Groups

Microsoft Teams

  • Microsoft Teams is a messaging app for teams where all conversations, meetings, files, and notes can be accessed by everyone, 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.
  • Information on how to use MS Teams


  • This service provides professional-quality phone and web conferencing across Mac, PC, and mobile devices
  • Training is provided directly from Zoom. Zoom’s Help Center provides both an expansive knowledge base and detailed getting started articles, as well as 24x7 support.  More information on how to access these resources can be found here.  Check out Hoonuit articles as well.

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.

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