IT servicesWork off-campus

You can access most University services online, meaning you can work wherever you have an internet connection.

Most services require you to log in using your DS username and password, the same as you'd use when working on campus.

Video conferencing

ServicePurposeHow to accessSupport
MyPlace Teaching

Go to Myplace

Myplace support is available via:

Microsoft Teams General (non-teaching)

To start using Teams you will need to download the Teams App.

Learn more about Teams or visit our Teams Training and support pages

Zoom General (non-teaching)

Go to Strath Video Conferencing

For general video conferencing support, contact:

All services 

ServiceHow to access

Go to Microsoft Online or set up email on your mobile device.

Finance systems (FMS)

Go to University of Strathclyde Finance Systems (FMS)

Library - account

Go to SUPrimo and use the 'sign in' link

Library - online resources

Use SUPrimo (above) to search or go to our eResources page to learn more.

Library - support

Contact Information Services by email or phone. One-to-one virtual appointments with our Faculty Librarians are also available. 

Microsoft Teams

To start using Teams you will need to download the Teams App.

Find out more about Teams


Go to Myplace and use the 'log in' link

Network drives

Visit our Network Drives page for instructions. 

If you have any difficulties using Network Drives remotely, you might like to try OneDrive for Business instead (see below).

OneDrive for Business (cloud storage for all users)

Go to OneDrive for Business and login in the same way as for your email. 


Go to Pegasus


Go to PURE


Go to SharePoint

Skype for Business

Visit our Skype for Business pages to learn more about installing Skype for Business on your home computer or mobile device.

Teledir staff phone directory

Go to Teledir

Video conferencing

For teaching purposes, see 'Myplace'.

For general purposes, see 'Microsoft Teams' and 'Zoom'.

VPN (Virtual Private Network)

See our VPN webpage.

Windows Virtual Desktop

Visit our virtual desktop page to get started.


Go to our Zoom page to get started.

Video tutorials, support help pages and downloads are available on the bottom bar of the Strathclyde Zoom website. 

Strathclyde Zoom Quick Guide provides support information and the  provides detailed step-by-step help.

Software for home use

SoftwareHow to access

Microsoft Office and Outlook

You can install full copies of Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint – on up to 5 computers, 5 tablets and 5 smartphones under the University license. Microsoft Office is available for Windows and iOS devices.

To download the software:

  1. Sign in to your Office365 account
  2. Click the 'account manager' button in the top right (the button with your profile picture or initials)
  3. Select 'My Account' then "Install Office" under the 'Office Apps and Devices' menu.

Windows Virtual Desktop

Our virtual desktop environment makes our specialist teaching applications available to the user community, no matter where they are based.

All other software packages

Search or browse the full range of academic software available to download to your home computer. These are available for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.

Preparing for home working

Keep your personal and contact information up to date

Please keep your personal information up-to-date using the 'my personal details' link in PEGASUS. We must have a record of your personal (non-University) email address before you can use services such as the password reset tool.

My personal details in PEGASUS

To find the personal details page in PEGASUS, log in using your DS username and password and either:

  • Search under 'Useful links' for 'personal', or
  • Select the Human Resources tab:
  1. Scroll to the 'Human Resources' block of links
  2. Select 'My personal details'

University telephones

University staff can normally divert their desktop telephone to a home or mobile phone number. To do this, lift your desktop receiver, and:

  1. dial *5
  2. dial the full number you wish to divert to, including 9 for an external line, the area code (0141 for Glasgow), *5 for a redirect, and so on
  3. hang up your desktop receiver

Please note that any call charges for accessing a mobile device will be billed to your University phone account. 

To cancel a redirect, lift your desktop receiver and dial #5.

Cyber security

When working at home, we need to be extra careful with the way we handle University information, especially confidential and valuable data. Criminals see the current disruption as an opportunity and are always trying to exploit it.

Find out more information, and ways to protect data and devices, on the Cyber Security web pages.