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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
What will I see when I login:
Using Chrome or Firefox, go to https://virtual-labs.fredonia.edu
Login using your assigned login username (computer login name) and password
ITS calls your assigned computer login name, your eServices login (eServices stands for Electronic Services)
This is the login name that has 4 letters and 4 numbers)....
NOTE: Every Saturday morning between 12:01 AM - 3:00 AM, the virtual lab environment may automatically reboot as to allow ITS to install critical windows 10 updates and application enhancements.
Please save your work to the U:\ drive frequently!
After you login, down the left side of your browser window, you will see folders with names that match the physical computer lab. To remotely access a computer in this lab, click on the folder, then click on the blue screen computer.
NOTE: You will only see the list of labs that you have access to login to. You may see a different list than someone else because they may be enrolled in different classes than you. Not all programs are available in all computer labs. For a list of what programs are installed on what lab computers.
For example: to remotely access a computer in G22, click the McEwen G22 folder, then the blue screen labeled McEwen G22.
At the top of the list, you will also see a blue computer screen named "Basic Windows 10". This is a virtual windows 10 computer with the 'standard' suite of programs installed.
NOTE: Due to software licensing restrictions, not all software is available in all Windows 10 computer labs.
For a list of what programs are installed on what computers, see the Computer Labs Technical Lists document.
What is the AccessPad ?
If you do not wish to use a browser to remotely connect to a Windows 10 computer, you may download and install a client. Fredonia uses software from a company named Ericom. The AccessPad
software is their client software package that can be downloaded and installed on Windows, Mac, or as an APP on an iPAD or Android device.
Use the link to download and install the client that matches your computer type. Once installed, double-click the icon below to launch the software.
You will be prompted with a screen, as seen to the left.
User Name: <your eServices User Name>
Password: <your eServices password>
Click the Login button
You will see a window, similar to that on the left. Select the lab which you wish to connect to by clicking on the folder, then click on the blue computer screen to be connected to a lab computer in this room.
The computer will launch full-screen. To resize the window, move your mouse to the top center of the screen. A toolbar will appear, similar to below
Double click on the toolbar and resize the window to the desired size. The icons will rearrange to fit inside the window.