Nipissing University has closely monitored the COVID-19 situation and in efforts to reduce the spread, many departments will be moving to off-site operations. Based on the University’s operational requirements and the employee’s specific role and responsibilities, temporary work from home arrangements may not suitable for all positions and situations. Supervisors will be directing staff, where possible, to work from home and will work together to determine how our roles will transition. Employees, please check your email for the Work From Home policy and continue to monitor as more information will follow.
As you prepare to work from home, there are some health and safety considerations that employees should make. Visit our Health and Safety Tips for Working from Home and COVID-19 and Your Mental Health pages to evaluate your new workspace.
This page will be updated with information and resources as we receive them. Thank you for your patience during this time of transition. We know that what makes Nipissing University special is our personal connection and we are determined to maintain our high level of service.
Using Office 365 and Microsoft Teams for Collaboration and Meetings
The migration to Office 365 is being rolled out to the University on an office-by-office basis, however, all current employees of Nipissing University have access to Office 365.
Sign-in to Office 365 to use Microsoft Teams to schedule online meetings, display presentations, and collaborate.
Making Voice and Video Calls with Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams can be used to call Nipissing University staff and faculty. Tutorials are available to help you get started.
Chatting Online with Teams
Microsoft Teams can be used to chat in real-time with staff and faculty.
Technical Assistance and Support
For any IT issues, please use the Help Desk self serve ticketing portal: helpdesk.nipissingu.ca
Employee Assistance Program
The spread of COVID-19 and the changes to our daily lives is unsettling for many. We appreciate the stress this may be causing our students and the burdens it places on our departments and members of the Nipissing community. Aspiria, Nipissing’s confidential Employee Assistance Provider, is available to employees and their dependents 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at no cost: www.aspiria.ca
Please refer to the resources below:
Health and Safety Resources:
- COVID-19 and your Mental Health
- Aspiria COVID-19 Resources
- Building Resiliency
- Coping with Stress
- Health and Safety Tips for Working from Home
- Ergonomic Basics for Working from Home