For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. As a member of the cadet corps you will live, study, sail, work and play in an atmosphere that encourages you to be your best.
Technology for Working Remotely
Assess Your Work Space
Identify whether you have the necessary hardware and Wi-Fi connection to work effectively from your remote work space. This often includes a desktop or laptop computer, a webcam and microphone to participate in meetings, and a reliable internet connection. If you need any of this hardware, please contact the MMA Help Desk to see if these items can be borrowed.
Forward Your Office Phone
You can forward your office phone number to your home phone or cell phone. This needs to be done from your office phone.
Get Secure Access to Colleague UI
The IT department has begun to identify those people who need remote Colleague UI access. Instructions will be sent out to those people regarding how to install virtual private network (VPN) software on your computer and how to use this software to connect to Colleague UI. If you use Colleague Self-Service, there is no need to install VPN, as Self-Service is available from the internet.
Store Files in the Cloud
Utilize Google Drive to store your files in the cloud. These files will then be accessible from any internet-connected computer at home or elsewhere.
Use Google Calendar to Schedule Meetings
Google calendar is a great way to schedule meetings and invite attendees. Continuing to have the same meetings you had on campus will help you stay connected and engaged. Google Calendar will also ensure that others are aware of the meetings they need to attend.
Hold virtual meetings
With the use of Google Hangouts Meet, you can hold virtual meetings and be able to see and hear the other meeting attendees. You can share your desktop so others can see your content or give someone else in the meeting the ability to share their materials.
Install Microsoft Office
Contact the MMA Help Desk with questions.