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SOIS - Virtual Computer Lab

SOIS offers a virtual computer lab for online students. The SOIS virtual lab provides any current SOIS student access to a SOIS computer from any location.


Accessing the Virtual Lab

*Note* The UWM VPN is now required to use the Virtual Lab while off campus.

1. Begin by heading to: https://desktop.sois.uwm.edu

2. You will be brought to the following login page where you will enter your ePanther ID and your ePanther password to login. 


3. Once logged in, you will arrive at the following page where you can pick a virtual machine to launch. Click the computer icon to launch it.

4. A new tab/window will pop up where the virtual desktop will begin to load. Be patient as it might take a bit to load.


5. Once successfully loaded, you will reach a similar screen as this one:


Uploading and Downloading Files

1. Use the Citrix tool bar at the top of the virtual desktop window. 

The upload function will allow you to upload files from your physical machine to the virtual machine to be worked on and edited. 

The download option will allow you to download files from the virtual machine to your physical machine to save and submit work.

Copy and Pasting

In order to copy and paste, you must use the Citrix toolbar and select the clipboard tool. On the clipboard window, paste whatever text you need to paste in the virtual machine and click update. You will now be able to to paste that text in virtual machine applications.






Note: If you are inactive from the lab for 30 minutes or more, you will be logged out automatically. Please be sure to wiggle your mouse once every 30 minutes if you intend to remained logged in.


Basic Virtual Lab Information

SOIS offers a virtual computer lab for online students. The SOIS virtual lab provides any current SOIS student access to a SOIS computer from any location.
This lab is powered by Citrix XenDesktop, as such, it is compatible with:
Windows
Max OS X
iOS (iPhone, iPad, etc.)
And much more!

Software installed
Adobe Acrobat DC
Adobe Animate CC
Adobe Dreamweaver CC
Adobe Illustrator CC
Adobe Photoshop CC
Anaconda
Cisco Packet Tracer
CorelDraw
FileZilla
Google Chrome
Microsoft Office Suite
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Visio
Mozilla Firefox
MySQL Front
Notepad++
PuTTY
Python 3.7
PyCharm
SPSS 26
Visual Studio
VLC media player








Keywords:virtual, lab, computer, sois,   Doc ID:48908
Owner:Help Desk K.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2015-03-17 10:06 CDTUpdated:2019-09-11 09:39 CDT
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