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Working from Home: Getting Started

This guide provides tips and tricks for navigating the challenges of working remotely.

For Members of CSM

IT Support for Staff and Faculty

Find tutorials, announcements, FAQs and general information about services provided by ITS Dept.

Technology Support for Student

Access support for WebSMART, Canvas, Student Email, and Google Apps. 

Student Technology Request

Find out how to check out technology from SMCCD.

CSM Learning Center

Online tutoring service

CSM San Mateo Athletic Club 

Join virtual exercise classes such as yoga, body conditioning, cardio sculpt, Zumba, Tai Chi and more.

SMCCCD Human Resources

Information about working remotely for SMCCCD during COVID-19.

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Quick Tips for Remote Workers

8 Tips To Make Working From Home Work For You

Pro-tips for working remotely from NPR.

7 Work-at-Home Ground Rules to Boost Your Productivity

Setting work-at-home ground rules for your family, yourself and even your coworkers.  From The Balance Careers.

The Most Productive Way to Schedule Your Day

Learn about time management tactics to maximize productivity.  From Syracuse University.

Home Office Ideas to Make Your Space Ideal for Work

Learn some tips and tricks to make your home office meet your needs from Hometalk.

Managing Through Crisis: How To Work Remotely (Video)

Harvard Business School, Professor Tsedal Neeley, discusses everything from creating a routine and connecting with colleagues to using virtual presentations and flex work time to make the most out of working from home.

10 Top Work from Home Productivity Tips (Video)

Tips from Pat Flynn, an architect, who has been working from home for 12 years. Includes tips on how to remain productive, how not to overwork yourself and how to communicate with those around you, like kids, your partner or roommates.

Software for Remote Work

Here are some tools you may find useful for remote work:

Doodle allows remote teams and groups to set up polls in order to make decisions or schedule meetings, among other things.
CSM staff and faculty can use the SMCCCD Dropbox Business account to securely store files, collaborate with members of their team, and other faculty/staff.
Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It's real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams.
Trello is a project management tool that allows teams to collaborate on lists of tasks.
A social networking service used for private communication within organizations.  Included in all enterprise plans of Office 365 and Microsoft 365.

Find out more tools that remote workers can take advantage of in The Essential Remote Work Tools You Need to Get Things Done from SkillCrush.