Virtual Labs

HSU's virtual lab environment, VLab, enables students and faculty to access university software remotely using a web browser. Currently, VLab supports only Windows-based software; ERE majors have access to a virtual Linux environment (see note below). A limited number of pay-for-print printers are supported in VLab; you can also create PDFs that can be printed out at any pay-for-print printer on campus. 

Not all lab software can be accessed through VLab; however, the list of titles is evolving so, if what you’re looking for is not available now, check back in a month or two to see what's changed. Faculty may request additional software be installed in VLab by using the software request form.

IMPORTANT: If you lose your connection to VLab during a session, just log out and log back in to get reconnected. Be sure to save your work frequently to your Google drive; files saved to the desktop will be cleared out frequently.

A note for ERE majors

ERE majors have access to Virtual Linux (VLinux), a graphical Linux desktop server that replicates the experience of ERE department computer labs. To download the VLinux client, click on this link and click on the NoMachine Enterprise Client link that corresponds to your computer’s operating system. More detailed installation instructions can be found on this page.


Contact the HSU Technology Help Desk.