Virtual Computer Lab: Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access the Virtual Computer Lab?

The Virtual Computer lab may be accessed from any device with an up-to-date web browser at Select the HTML Access option when prompted and sign in with your Falcon Account. Select the Virtual Computer Lab tile to launch the lab.

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How do I save files that I'm working on in the Virtual Computer Lab?

The virtual machines in the Virtual Computer Lab are non-persistent meaning that when logged off, the virtual machine is deleted. Any files saved directly to the machine (desktop, documents, etc.) are lost.

To save files on the virtual machine, sign into the OneDrive client on the VM and upload your files to OneDrive prior to logging out.

IMPORTANT: Before logging out, ensure that the OneDrive client has completed the file sync (there are no circular arrows over the OneDrive "cloud" icon in the system tray)


OneDrive Icon State Status
Uploaded Image (Thumbnail) OneDrive is not signed in. Select the icon to launch the sign-in window.
Uploaded Image (Thumbnail) OneDrive sync is in progress - do not log out. You may select on the icon to get a summary of sync activity.
Uploaded Image (Thumbnail) OneDrive sync complete.

What applications are available in the Virtual Lab?

Not all campus applications are available in the virtual computer lab: there may be licensing restrictions that preclude installing the applications in a virtual environment or the app itself may not support virtual machines.

Currently available in the Virtual Lab:

  • 7-Zip
  • Adobe Reader DC
  • Animal Waste Management (AWM)
  • Arduino IDE
  • Audacity
  • CMAP Tools
  • Code::Blocks
  • Digilent Adept
  • Eclipse
  • Fiji
  • FoldIT
  • GeoDa
  • GIT
  • Google Chrome
  • IBM SPSS Statistics
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Linear LTSpice
  • LoggerPro
  • Logisim
  • Microsoft Office 365 (Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word)
  • Power Amplifier
  • QGIS
  • R & R Studio
  • SnapPlus
  • Spartan Dairy


Article ID: 148235
Tue 12/13/22 2:31 PM
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