Fredonia's Remote Lab is a "virtual" computer lab that allows students the ability to remotely access a lab computer from their home, dorm room or anywhere with a stable broadband internet connection exists.
How to Connect
You will be prompted with two options.
Method #1 is for users of Chromebooks, some tablets, and older computers. It uses an HTML5 interface (modern web browser required).
Step 1. Click "Connect with a Web Browser" You'll see a screen similar to the screen below.
Enter your eServices login name and password. Press "Sign In"
Step 2. As seen below, when asked to select which local resources to allow access to, make your selection and press Allow.
Step 3. In the upper right corner, click on
You will be connected to Fredonia's virtual lab environment. Press OK at the blue security banner. When done, click the red LOGOFF button
Method #2 is for users of newer Windows, MAC, and some newer tables (ipads, etc.). It requires the Remote Desktop Service package installed on your home computer.
Step 1. Click "Connect with Remote Desktop Client" You'll see a screen similar to the screen below.
On the Domain\user name box, enter ad\your eServices ID
Your domain is AD\
Step 2. In the password box, enter your normal eServices password. Click Sign In.
If prompted to save your name/password make your decision and click save or don't save.
Step 3. In the upper right corner, click
Step 4: If prompted, save or open the file named cpub-Virtual_Labs-Virtual_Labs-CmsRdsh(2).rdp. Re-enter your eServices password.
You will be connected to Fredonia's virtual lab environment. Press OK at the blue security banner. When done, click the red LOGOFF button.
The 'advanced' method of connecting to Fredonia's virtual lab environment will allow you to copy/paste from your U:\ drive to your home desktop computer.
KNOWN VIRTUAL LAB ISSUES
Virtual Lab - Web Connect Issues:
Going into Full Screen mode can cause the connection to go black.
- Resolution: Reload the browser page, you will be brought back into your active session after you log back in.
- Keyboard and Mouse input issues. This is a local hardware compatibility issue --with varied models of laptops\desktops\keyboards\mice.
- Resolution: Utilize the Remote Desktop (other) connection method
Virtual Lab - RDP Client Issues:
- Windows Store RDP App freezes\disconnects.
- This is currently a known issue with the Remote Desktop Client.
- Resolution: Utilize the native Windows 10 Remote Desktop Client.
Save your work to your network (U:\) drive
Just like our physical labs, any files saved to the local hard drives will be removed.
Save your work often
Although we consider the Remote Lab platform to be stable, working remotely brings many factors into play, such as unexpected network outages, ISP issues or problems with your home network or personal devices. Saving often will help avoid losing your hard work and valuable time.
Please be aware: Idle sessions will automatically be logged out after 30 minutes.