Digital tools for working from home

Last changed: 16 February 2024
Working from home

At SLU you have access to several digital tools that make it possible to work from home. The tools mentioned in the text are available for all employees at SLU.

SLU:s tools for working from home


VPN is used to connect to systems and services that is usually only available users connecting from the office. However, it is important to note that many of the most common systems do not require VPN to work. Examples of such systems are:

  • Documents and files that are already synced to your computer.
  • Teams
  • OneDrive
  • Zoom
  • Outlook
  • Web browser

You can find more information about how to install and use VPN in the link below.

Read more about how to install and use VPN >> 

To avoid overloading the VPN, we ask you who work with uploaded files to download these locally to your computer and then disconnect you from VPN. At the end of the day or when you have finished the document, you will reconnect with VPN to synchronize the work. Instructions on how to do this can be found in the link below.

Read more about how to synchronize files >>


At SLU, there are several different tools to use for video meetings. We recommend the following systems prioritized in the order below.

1. Teams

Teams is highly recommended as the main system for video meetings and can also be used for chatting and shared workspaces.

Read more about how to install and use Teams >>

2. Zoom

Zoom is a tool that SLU offers students. We primarily recommend SLU's employees to use Teams for video meetings. If you still want to use Zoom, you can read more here:

3. Office 365

As an employee at SLU, you get access to the entire office suite, which you can install on up to 5 devices. You can also get access to OneDrive with 1TB of storage and the ability to share files with your colleagues.
To access OneDrive, you need to follow the instructions in the link above on how to install Teams on your computer.

Click here to get to the Office 365 portal >>

Get started with Office 365 / Teams

4. Other programs

As SLU gains access to more services, this page will be updated. For access to systems and programs that are specific to your work tasks, we recommend that you contact the nearest manager for further instructions.


SLU IT-Servicedesk


Tel: 018-67 66 00

(+46-18-67 66 00 when calling from outside Sweden)

Open 08.00-16.00