We recognize that working from home has become a necessity and can be frustrating at times. This How To Guide is intended to assist the Stevens community adjust to working remotely by providing information on the various tools and services we offer. Our dedicated IT Staff is here to help. If there are any questions or concerns please feel free to email us at [email protected] or by phone at (201) 380-6599.

Accessing Stevens Systems and Services


A virtual private network (VPN) enables you to create a secure connection to Stevens’ network.  When working off-campus, certain on-campus applications such as Cisco Jabber, Storage01, and SIS local client (not VLE) require your computer to look like it is on-campus. In these situations, you will first need to install our VPN client, GlobalProtect. You will log in to GlobalProtect prior to logging in to applications requiring VPN.

* Please note that when using the Global Protect VPN client, all of your Internet traffic will be routed through Stevens.

Getting Started with GlobalProtect VPN

Stevens AppSpace

Stevevsn Appspace, powered by Apporto, allows users to use various software applications without having them installed on their machine.  Many of the applications used here at Stevens are graphic and memory intensive, requiring large amounts of hard drive space to function properly. Thus, the virtual learning environment provides the best suitable technical structure for superior performance of sophisticated applications such as SolidWorks, the complete Adobe Creative suite, Mimics, Matlab, Labview, HyperChem, Microsoft Project, and Microsoft Visio, just to name a few.

 Accessing Stevens Appspace

Student Information Systems

Access to the Student Information System (SIS) is provided in two ways:

  1. through the VLE virtual desktop, or
  2. directly through a local client

If you connect to SIS through the VLE, you do not need to use VPN as it is accessible from anywhere.

If you connect to SIS directly through a local client, you will need to first connect to VPN before attempting your connection to SIS.


SIS Local Client


DUO is a Multi-factor authentication that provides a second layer of security when logging in to any of your Stevens accounts or services. In addition to needing something you know - your password - when accessing your account, you will also need something you have - such as your smartphone. This helps to prevent anyone but you from logging in to your account, even if your password has been compromised.


Email and Calendar

Stevens offers Microsoft Outlook 365 for all of the email, calendar, and contact needs of all faculty, staff and students on campus. Users can directly connect to email using a variety of methods, including the Outlook desktop client for PC/Mac and Outlook mobile app for smart devices.

Microsoft Office 365 Outlook

Accessing Electronic Files and Departmental Shared Drives

Stevens offers many tools for cloud-based collaboration and secure file exchanges. You can use these services to store, share, and back up your files and folders.



Microsoft OneDrive

Communication and Collaboration

Stevens has many tools to help you communicate and collaborate from anywhere you have an internet connection.  With the following tools, you can host and attend video meetings, speak one-on-one to a colleague, or show someone else your computer screen.


Microsoft Teams

Cisco Jabber