Work from Home Readiness Guide

AgriTech has compiled the list of resources below that will facilitate working from home.  

Microsoft Office

Install Microsoft Office on your home computer for work purposes on up to five devices.

Video Conferencing and Collaboration

  • Microsoft Teams - UARK and UADA accounts. Invite everyone you work with to chat, meet, call, and collaborate all in one place.  The full version of Microsoft Teams is available to everyone. 
  • Zoom - UADA accounts only.  Video conferencing with real-time messaging and content sharing.


For faculty and staff who are away from campus, virtual private network (VPN) is essential for accessing on-campus remote desktops, servers, library services, or other resources. VPN is a secure network tunnel that allows users to access university resources securely, while prohibiting unauthorized incoming traffic. 

Remote Desktop

Connect remotely to your on-campus desktop from home. This give you the ability to use applications installed on your desktop computer that may not be installed on your mobile device.

Box Cloud Storage

Box is the preferred method of data storage for the Division of Agriculture. Box is accessible through the online version or with Box Drive.

TIPS - Online Teaching Support

Details on what to do when face-to-face classes are not possible. 

VoIP Phones

The Division of Agriculture uses Voice over IP phones (VoIP) for communication.  The new VoIP phones can be forwarded to a mobile device or used with an app on your mobile device or computer.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud is available free of charge for faculty and staff to install on up to two devices at a time. Annual subscriptions are also available at a discount for student or personal use. Creative Cloud includes Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Pro, Bridge, Premiere Pro, After Effects and more.

Remote Virtual Lab for Students

Remote Lab allows you to launch apps or virtual desktops from any device and any location. Remote Lab apps include MATLAB, Creative Cloud, Wolfram, SPSS for students and more. Remote Lab users can also run a virtual desktop that has all of the same software available in campus computer labs.