Virtual Computer Lab
The Engineering Virtual Computer Lab is a way for you to gain access to most of the Engineering lab's software from a remote location. By using this tool you will be able to do homework or projects from your home or dorm room.
The Virtual Computer Lab uses a program called "Citrix" to connect to the Engineering network. Read these instructions to connnect. Click on the question mark near the Virtual Lab login form for additional help.
Follow this link to access the Virtual Lab. The link will open in a new browser window.
Supported Web Browsers
We recommend using Firefox, Opera, or Internet Explorer. These browsers will recognize the Citrix client and load the published application correctly.
Google Chrome and Safari may work, but are not ideal. These browsers start the published application using the Java plugin. One of the problems with the Java plugin is that it does not correctly utilize Ctirix load balancing or recognize which computers are currently in the "farm" (i.e., the pool of computers available for this resource). At times the Java plugin connects to computers in the farm and then at other times it tries to connect to servers that are not in the farm.
Due to the scarcity of session licenses, any Virtual Lab session that is idle for over 24 hours will be automatically logged off so that others can use this resource.
Please do not consider the Virtual Lab a purely distance education tool, or a substitute for the physical computer labs. The Virtual Lab is meant to be used as a convenient supplement to the physical computer labs. It is a student-funded project and thus only students have access. Faculty and staff may pay an annual fee to access the Virtual Lab for course-related purposes; please contact ENS for details.
This document last modified Saturday October 19, 2013