Work 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

Video conferencing for teaching

Strathclyde video conferencing for teaching is accessed within Myplace. Myplace support is available via:

Video conferencing outwith teaching

For video conferencing outwith teaching, use Strath Zoom:

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 Zoom Guide for Staff provides detailed step by step help.

Video conferencing support

For video conferencing support, contact:

General IT support

For general IT support contact IS Enquiries:


Upgraded Virtual Private Network (VPN)

We upgraded our VPN service on Wednesday 18 March 2020.

See our VPN webpage for more information. 


IT service status

See our service status page to check the status of our online systems, and see details of planned maintenance and upgrades.


Service How to access
Myplace video conferencing for teaching

Go to

Video conferencing outwith teaching

Go to


Go to or set up email on your mobile device.

Finance systems (FMS)

Go to

Library - account

Go to 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 us by email or phone. One-to-one virtual appointments with our Faculty Librarians are also available; please contact us to make arrangements.


Go to 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 and log in in the same way as for your email. 

The University now recommends OneDrive for Business above Strathcloud.


Go to


Go to


Go to

Skype for Business

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

Strathcloud (cloud storage for staff and PGRs)

Go to

The University now recommends OneDrive for Business above Strathcloud.

Teledir staff phone directory

Go to

Windows Virtual Desktop

Visit our virtual desktop page to get started.

Microsoft Office and Outlook for home use

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 into your Office365 account on
  2. Click the "account manager" button in the top right (the button with your initials)
  3. Select "My Account" then "Install Office" under the "Office Apps and Devices" menu.

Other software packages

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

Windows Virtual Desktop

We have launched a virtual desktop environment which makes our specialist teaching applications available to the user community, no matter where they are based.

Be prepared

Your personal information

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:

  1. Search under 'Useful links' for 'personal', or
  2. Select the Human Resources tab > scroll to the 'Human Resources' block of links > select 'My personal details'


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

  • dial *5
  • 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.
  • Hang up your desktop receiver

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

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

Remote access to your University PC

Our Virtual Private Network (VPN) service enables you to to access files held on your University computer from elsewhere.

Most University services - including files saved in your H: and i: drives - are available through your web browser, so most users will not need this type of access to their work computer. You only need to use the VPN service if you want to access a file, program or other resource that you can only get from your own work computer.

See our VPN page for more information on setting up and using the VPN service.

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.