A collection of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) resources
to assist faculty, staff, and students in setting up online class, study, and work environments.

Visit the CVM COVID-19 Updates page for the latest updates.


The following resources are provided to the CVM community to help set up online class, study, and work environments. These links and instructions are provided to help you access primary Texas A&M and CVM systems and applications remotely. All applications listed will require your Texas A&M NetID credentials to log in. Most applications will also require dual authentication through DUO.

Accessible without a VPN

Remote File Access

FILR – This service provides web access and file sync for all files located on CVM servers. It is accessible without a Virtual Private Network (VPN) and is DUO enabled.
https://FILR.cvm.tamu.edu/ 

Secure File Transfer

Filex – This service is designed for transferring large files or files that contain confidential or sensitive information. Simply upload files to a Filex folder, and add the email addresses of your recipients. Filex will then send an email to your recipients with a link to the file. Use the encryption feature to securely send confidential or sensitive information. It is accessible without a Virtual Private Network (VPN) and is DUO enabled.

https://filex.tamu.edu/

Remote Email Access

Exchange Webmail – This service provides web access to Texas A&M Exchange email accounts. It is accessible without a VPN and is DUO enabled.
https://exchange.tamu.edu 

Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) Single Sign-On

TAMUS SSO – This service provides web access to Workday, Concur, Service Now, Aggiebuy, and HRConnect. It is accessible without a VPN and is DUO enabled.
https://sso.tamus.edu 

ZOOM Web Conferencing System

Texas A&M Zoom This service provides access to the ZOOM Web Conference System. It is accessible without a VPN and is DUO enabled.
https://tamu.zoom.us/ 

ZOOM Help Documentation & Video Tutorials

Texas A&M Custom Zoom Backgrounds

CVM Custom Zoom Backgrounds:
Click to access a full-size image, then right-click the full-size image in your browser to download.

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Google Apps at Texas A&M

Google Apps – Texas A&M provides a suite of web-based integrated communication and collaboration tools including Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Groups, Google Hangouts, Google Sites, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. It is accessible without a VPN and uses your Texas A&M Net ID credentials.
https://google.tamu.edu/

Microsoft Office 365 at Texas A&M

Office 365 – Eligible campus members have access to Office 365 at no additional cost. This includes the Microsoft Office productivity suite, featuring Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote for up to five computers, tablets, and mobile devices. Office 365 users also receive 1 TB of storage in Microsoft’s OneDrive. It is accessible without a VPN and uses your Texas A&M Net ID credentials.
https://gateway.tamu.edu/office365/

Slack at Texas A&M

Slack – Slack is a messaging app for teams and workplaces. It can be used across multiple devices and platforms and is equipped with robust features that allow you to not only chat one-on-one with associates but also in groups. You are able to upload and share files with them too, as well as integrate with other apps and services. It is accessible without a VPN and uses your Texas A&M Net ID credentials.
https://tamu.slack.com/

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams – This service is a unified communication and collaboration platform for teams that combines persistent workplace chat, video meetings, file storage, and application integration. It, like Microsoft Office 365, is accessible without a VPN, using your Texas A&M NetID credentials. A mobile version is available for cell phones. A desktop version can be downloaded and installed on CVM computers from the ZENWorks App Launcher.  ZENworks Icon
https://teams.microsoft.com

Qualtrics Online Survey Platform

Qualtrics – Qualtrics is a preferred tool for campus surveys because it meets stringent information security requirements not found in most free online survey tools. To set up a Qualtrics user account via the college’s subscription, please email Dr. Laura Hammons.

https://tamu.qualtrics.com

MediaSite Desktop Recorder

MyMediaSite Login – This service provides access to the CVM MediaSite System. 
https://mediasite.cvm.tamu.edu/Mediasite/mymediasite 

MediaSite Getting Started Documentation

These documents provide step-by-step installation and set up instructions for the MediaSite Desktop Recorder. 

PC Installation GuideMac Installation Guide

MediaSite Desktop Recorder User Guide

CVM Moodle Access

CVM Moodle Instance  This service provides access to the CVM Moodle Site.
https://moodle.cvm.tamu.edu 

CVM Helpdesk

CVM Service Desk Portal – This service gives users access to review their existing work orders as well as the ability to create new work orders. It allows for communication with your technician and a way to provide feedback. It is accessible without a Virtual Private Network (VPN) and is DUO enabled.
https://helpdesk.cvm.tamu.edu 

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Texas A&M SSL VPN Service  Services that are not presented outside of the Texas A&M firewall will need to connect to this VPN before they can proceed further. CVM computers should already have the AnyConnect application installed. If not, it can be downloaded and installed from the ZENWorks App Launcher.  ZENworks Icon
https://connect.tamu.edu

Help documentation is available:
Cisco AnyConnect for PC (Windows) | Cisco AnyConnect for Mac OS | Cisco AnyConnect on iPad (iOS) | Cisco AnyConnect on Android

Accessible with a VPN Only

The following application requires the Texas A&M VPN to be running on your remote computer before you connect to them.

Veterinary Medical Information System (VMIS)

VMIS Access via RDP – This service uses the Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) Application to access the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital’s (VMTH) VMIS Application remote access server. 

PC Installation InstructionsMac Installation Instructions

CVM Remote Desktop Access

Remote Desktop Access – This document provides step-by-step instructions to download and set up remote desktop service for logged on CVM computers and provides instructions for remote access. CVM computers should already have the AnyConnect application installed. If not, it can be downloaded and installed from the ZENWorks App Launcher.  ZENworks Icon
Remote Desktop Access Installation & Set up Documentation

Teaching, Training, & Other Resources

From the Provost & Executive Vice President

KEEP TEACHING – This content provides faculty with practical tips on how to transition to online learning as quickly and efficiently as possible. It is accessible without a Virtual Private Network (VPN) and doesn’t require authentication.
https://provost.tamu.edu/keep-teaching

KEEP LEARNING – This content is designed to encourage students to understand how professors are adapting to the online learning environment, gain confidence with the recommended technologies your professor may utilize to keep teaching, and access resources to assist along the way.
https://provost.tamu.edu/keep-learning

From the Division of Information Technology

Work from Home Resources – The Texas A&M Division of Information Technology provides information about tools to continue communications and maintain productivity while working and studying remotely.
https://it.tamu.edu/work-from-home.php

From CVM Communications

Resources – CVM Communications provides faculty, staff, and students of the college with templates and guides for CVM logos, letterhead, posters, presentations, ZOOM backgrounds, and more.
https://vetmed.tamu.edu/communications/resources/

From Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 – The COVID-19 outbreak is stressful for many people and communities. This page suggests ways to care for your mental health during and after these experiences and provides resources for more help.
https://caps.tamu.edu/mental-health-coping-during-covid-19/

From the CVM Office of Diversity & Inclusion

COVID-19 Wellbeing Resources for CVM Faculty and Staff – This list of online wellbeing resources for CVM faculty and staff, curated by Dr. Nance T. Algert & Dr. Carla Liau-Hing Yep, will be updated weekly during the COVID-19 pandemic with additional links.
https://vetmed.tamu.edu/diversity/covid-19-wellbeing/

I AM CVM Campaign – The CVM is home to many diverse, talented, amazing people, and we celebrate our differences, while also remembering that we are united by our common goal of creating a welcoming environment for all. I am CVM, you are CVM, we are CVM.
https://vetmed.tamu.edu/diversity/i-am-cvm/

Antiracism Resources – A list of online resources regarding the history of particular types of discrimination, racism, and antiracism, as well as overarching information on diversity and inclusion.
https://vetmed.tamu.edu/diversity/antiracism-resources/