Get Connected

Account Access

Your WPI username and password allow access to work remotely. 

Accounts and Access

MFA is required to access some WPI resources. Ensure your verification methods are configured!


Email and Office 365

Email and Office 365 applications are available online for simultaneous collaboration or to work on shared files.

Office 365


The VPN redirects network traffic through WPI's encrypted network. 

VPNVPN Required Resources

Remote Connections

A remote desktop connection to your powered-on computer at WPI allows access to applications used by that WPI computer. VPN is required.

Remote from Windows to a Windows MachineRemote from OSX  to a Windows MachineRemote from OSX to an OSX Machine

Internet at Home

Faculty with limited or no access to internet at home can check out options provided by some vendors across the country.

Options for Remote Learning without Internet Access


Connect Voicemail to Email

Information Technology can be contacted to setup forwarding copies of voicemail messages from a WPI phone extension to email. If you would like to set your voicemail to forward to your email, please provide ITS with:

Your WPI email address

Your extension number

Voicemail to Email

Microsoft Teams

Teams for Education provides instant messaging, audio and video conferencing, discussion, file storage and collaboration.

Get Started with Microsoft Teams


Teleconferencing, videoconferencing, and webconferencing are available to conduct online class events and meetings.

Use Zoom for Conferencing

Online Course Creation

Information about course creation and support is provided by the Academic Technology Center. Their blog also offers tips and updates.

Creating Online CoursesTechnology for Teaching and Learning Blog

Project Based Learning

Project based learning is now online. Please see the resources provided by the Center for Project Based Learning to get started.

Going Online with Project Based Learning

Networked Shared File Storage

Departmental and research network file shares are accessible using the VPN.

Network Storage


Personal Cloud Storage - OneDrive

OneDrive files are available via a web browser and can be shared. For simplified remote access, IT recommends moving files from local folders and personal network file shares to OneDrive. 

Cloud StorageMove My_Documents to OneDrive


WPI's own App Marketplace links to many WPI resources, including the Office 365 Online Application suite, Workday, Canvas, and more!

App MarketplaceHow to Use the App Marketplace

Software Installation

To remotely install software on an IT provisioned device, VPN enables installation via Windows Software Center.

Software Center

Terminal Server

The terminal server offers access to many academic and research software applications without the need to install them. 

Terminal ServicesTerminal Servers

Library Resources

The Gordon Library provides information about using resources remotely.

Library Research Off-Campus