Last Updated: 05-14-2020 7:48 p.m.

Richard V. Homan, MD, President and Provost, Dean of the School of Medicine, advised in a March 30 email that, with the exception of essential personnel, supervisors must require all eligible employees to work remotely.

If appropriate, you should inventory your needs to work remotely and be prepared to institute that as soon as you are notified of changes.

  • Telework and Remote Work Policy
  • Remember to take your devices (laptop, phone, tablet) home with you each day.
  • Ensure your personal devices are secure. Check with the Network Center ( if you are uncertain.
  • If you are asked to work remotely and you need access to network resources, make sure to test your VPN connection or request one from the Network Center (
  • EVMS has instituted dual factor authentication to access Outlook Webmail. If you have not downloaded and registered for the DUO software application, contact the Network Center (
  • Contact Telecommunications if you need to attange to have phones forwarded offsite.

EVMS provides BlueJeans as an institutional service for teleconferencing as an alternative to in-person meetings. This guide contains information on how to request use of the service and how to setup your virtual meetings. BlueJeans Resource 03-18-2020 

There is a team of seasoned online faculty, instructional designers and instructional technologists on standby to help with this transition.

  • Cynthia Cadieux, PhD, RDN, Associate Dean for Educational Assessment and Evaluation, Director of Medical and Health Professions Education, Associate Professor of School of Health Professions
  • Brielle Ashley, Assistant Director of Distance Education
  • Amanda Burbage, Instructional Designer
  • David Bilberry, Instructional Designer
  • Kyle Zeltmann, Instructional Technologist

There is a Rapid Online Course Conversion website (EVMS login required) to assist with the transition. There you will find videos, webinars and guides to get started and troubleshoot most problems.

The fastest way for faculty to get help is to complete a service request ticket accessible through the Faculty Resources tab in Blackboard or the Sharepoint site.