Outside, from home and while travelling
Students and employees travel, work or study from home, attend lectures, access files, etc. Here we have an overview over the most common IT services you can use when staying away from campus, working from home, traveling, etc.
Employees with PCs from USN basically have equal access to the IT services when working outside of the campus.
If this does not work or errors occur, you can always use https://pc.usn.no/
NB! Some of the guides below require login.
On campus, services are available on the wireless network Eduroam, or by wired network and desktop PC. Eduroam is also available at some airports and other universities.
Connect to the wireless network Eduroam
Off campus everyone is responsible for the access to networks and network capacity themselves. 4G could be used where appropriate.
When you are off campus and use a USN-administered computer, you essentially have seamless access to all the university’s IT services in the same way as if you were located on campus. One has e.g. access to important services such as network folders, email, intranet and more.
Employees who need access to SAP, Agora etc. must turn on an additional security called SetProxy. To access the university’s services with private equipment, it is recommended to use https://pc.usn.no/
When working and studying from home, make sure your local network is not exposed to unnecessary bandwidth loss. For example, someone playing online games while you are in an online course. This affects the bandwidth and can also affect your experience of the course.
The tools below are available from all devices.
Zoom online courses and web conferencing
Zoom is recommended as the primary tool for online teaching.
Zoom Help Center: Getting started
Teams is a part of Microsoft’s cloud service Office 365, and is used for interaction, file storage, chat, online courses, etc.
Log in to Office 365 to access Teams: https://portal.office.com/
Here’s some information on how to use Teams for remote learning:
Skype for Business
Skype for Business is a telephone, interaction- / chat client. It is comparable to Skype, Facebook Messenger and Google Hangouts.
With Skype for Business you can call other Skype users, hold video conferences, transfer files, share the screen, and present content (PowerPoint, Word documents, web pages, etc.)
Here you will find information on how to install and use the Skype for Business application.
- Login to Skype for business:
Sign-in address: Your USN email address: "studentnumber”@student.usn.no
NOTE: Sign-in address is with “student” after the @, while the user name is without “student” after it.
HowTo Sign In
Sign-in address: Your USN email address: "firstname.lastname”@usn.no
Username and password: Your USN username: "username”@usn.no and USN password
HowTo Sign In
- For students and empoyees
HowTo check audio device
HowTo check video device
Employees and students also got access to https://apps.usn.no/ everywhere as long as you have online access.
Employees with USN PCs also have access to the Software center, preinstalled with the computer.
This is most relevant for employees.
Access: All USN PCs and private devices such as PC, Mac and mobile devices.
Keep in mind that USN PCs has access to all IT services also outside of Campus, so it’s not necessary to use pc.usn.no
Employees get access to files stored internally on the Campus and “closed programs” such as P360 and Agresso.
All Office 365 apps are available as cloud service for all devices, and preinstalled on USN PCs.
Apps available are Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
Log in to Office365: https://portal.office.com
Register worktime, travel and salary.
DFØ doesn't work the usual way when off Campus. You must use an USN PC with SetProxy activated to access the progam.
DFØ has a mobile app, this works fine off Campus. Download this app from App Store (Apple) or Play Store (Android).
You could also use https://pc.usn.no/ to access DFØ.