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IT Remote Access and VPN Instructions

Having trouble logging in to the UF Health VPN client (Pulse Secure) or the HSC VPN client (CiscoAnyconnect)? Consider the below options for working remotely:

UF Gatorlink VPN can now connect you with UF Health resources: Due to recent changes, you can now connect to the UF Health network using (Gatorlink VPN). To be able to access resources in UF Health from the Cisco AnyConnect client, you must use as your server address and your username must be formatted as: 
Detailed instructions are available in the following locations: (See page 8)

A new way to connect to Remote Desktop without a VPN Client: If you are only using Remote Desktop to connect to your onsite computer, you might consider using to start your remote desktop session. This method does not require a VPN Client. Instructions can be found starting on page 4 in the above linked instructions.

DMD & Advanced Education Resources

  • CODA Guidance on Interruption of Education Related to COVID-19
  • ADA National Boards Update
  • UF Student Libraries Memo and Information
  • Visit the HSC Library online. The virtual library is still 100 percent open and available, with library faculty and staff ready to help. Remote services include instruction, research consultations, reference services, and digital interlibrary loan, as well as access to all digital collections, including journals, books, databases, and clinical tools
  • Alternate way to access ECO: An alternate way to get access to ECO from home is to use the VMWare Horizon VDIs. Connect at and log in using your Gatorlink. Make sure to change “Shands” to “UFAD” when you log in. If you select the HTML access, you can view the virtual desktop from within your browser without the need to install a client. Once you’re in, select “Axium Production Windows 10” to get essentially a UFCD workstation, which has a link to ECO on the desktop
A message from CDCA CEO Alex Vandiver on the Licensure Examination process

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Zoom Help & Virtual Backgrounds

Virtual Backgrounds
The virtual background feature allows you to display an image or video as your background during a Zoom Meeting. This feature works best with a green screen and uniform lighting, to allow Zoom to detect the difference between you and your background. Watch a video about this feature. By default, your image will be mirrored. Be sure to uncheck the mirror image box to display the college’s logo correctly.

Instructions on how to use Zoom Virtual Background
To enable the Virtual Background feature for your own use:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. Click My Meeting Settings, if you are an account administrator or Meeting Settings, if you are an account member.
  3. Navigate to the Virtual Background option on the Meeting tab and verify that the setting is enabled. 
    • If the setting is disabled, click the Status toggle to enable it. If a verification dialog displays, choose Turn On to verify the change.
    • If the option is grayed out, it has been locked at either the Group or Account level, and you will need to contact your Zoom administrator.

If you’re still having trouble with Zoom Virtual Background, refer to Zoom’s Help Center.

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