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Online Instruction: Remote access to Library and Campus software/systems resources

Links and resources to help in the development of online course systems.

Remote access to campus software/systems resources

This message applies to all ESF community members working/teaching remotely:

Below is a list of useful resources/services provided by Computing and Network Services when working/teaching remotely at ESF.

Remote access to on-campus storage: Access H: drive, departmental storage, research storage, and computing lab faculty drive resources: Go to HTTPS:// and log in with your ESFiD (e.g.

ESF Remote Labs: Remote access to computers in the ESF Computing Center, in Baker Labs, running all the software used in ESF classes: Go to for details and instructions on connecting from off-campus to this temporary system

SU Virtual Lab: Remote access to computing resources hosted at Syracuse University, including many of the software titles used in ESF classes. Go to and log in with your SU NetID. Remember that the H: drive in this system is your SU H: drive and not your ESF H: drive.

ESF Virtual Desktops: Remote access to a virtual desktop on the ESF campus network for administrative use and some software access. Go to and log in with your ESFiD. Choose HTML access on this server.  Go to and log in with your ESFiD. Choose ‘Install VMware Horizon client’ and remember to use the server when asked.

ESF Google Apps and Microsoft O365: Access collaboration and communications tools (Google Meet and Microsoft Teams) for working in groups… separately. Go to and log in with your ESFiD username and password to access ESF’s Google Apps (Faculty and Staff). Go to and log in with your ESFiD and password to access ESF’s Microsoft O365 portal (Faculty, Staff, and Students).

SU Google Apps for students: Student access to SU google Apps (including how to log in)

Go to for details (Students).

CNS presentation: Work-at-home access at ESF. Discusses the resources listed above. View at:

AG Technology Committee/CNS document: Remote classes and tele-work access at ESF. Discusses the resources listed above. Go to

CNS Help Desk hours:

Monday – Thursday, 8 AM until 7 PM

Friday, 8 AM until 4 PM

Saturday – Sunday, Closed.

  • We are working as quickly as possible to get to your issue. We thank you for your patience.
  • If you are using email to reach us, remember to send all requests to and not to individual staff members email addresses.
  • If you are using the phone number (315-470-6861) to reach us, please leave a message if prompted to do so. We are not answering the phone after hours or on the weekends and we do not want to miss your call.


Report any network system issues.

Please report any network system issues directly to or If Computing and Network Services is not aware of your issue, we cannot inform others who may benefit from your experience or correct the problem. Reporting issues to any person or address other than the above (or the numbers below) will not guarantee that the proper individuals receive your information.

Remote Access to library resources