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IT services available to staff from off-campus

Trinity staff email service

The Microsoft 365 email & calendar service for staff can be used to receive and send email from your Trinity email address. There are also other services such as OneDrive for online/cloud storage.

Personal filestorage

All Trinity staff have an allocation of 100MB of Personal Filestorage in the form of a folder on a central 'quota' server which can be accessed from any computer with an internet connection. Using Personal Filestorage is a more secure method of accessing work related files and data than copying files onto a memory key and transferring them between computers.

Library resources

The Library catalogue and online databases can be accessed by signing in to your Library account.

Research Support System (RSS), Telephone System, Asset Register, University Register

The TCD web systems page provides access to the the Research Support System (RSS), Telephone System, Asset Register and University Register.

IT Service Desk

By signing in to with your Trinity username and network login password and selecting 'IT Services Issue' in the category list you may submit a request to the IT Service Desk, check previous requests or update current requests.

Blackboard VLE

Blackboard ( is TCD's web-based Virtual Learning Environment that allows teaching staff to create and host course materials online. These materials can serve as entire online courses or, as is usually the case in TCD, supplement traditional classroom courses.

What is the College VPN and when it might be required?

The College Virtual Private Network (VPN) creates a secure connection over a public network. VPN ensures that College network security policies are applied when you are working off-campus. You need VPN connection to access College resources that are protected.