VCL

Virtual Computing Lab

January 2015 - ATTENTION Windows VCL Users!

A vulnerability fix, which was applied to American University servers, interfered with the normal operation of the Virtual Computing Lab (VCL) Ericom Blaze (version 2.3) client.  To fix this problem: 

  1. Uninstall the old VCL client
  2. Download the new Ericom Blaze client (version 3.4) from https://vcl.american.edu/Welcome.html and installation instructions from http://www.american.edu/vcl/client.cfm
  3. Install and configure the new client following the VCL client instructions 

If you have any questions, VCL user support is available via e-mail at vcl@american.edu, by phone at (202) 885-3862, or in person at CTRL Lab in Hurst 203.  

 

The Virtual Computing Lab (VCL) allows faculty and students to remotely access software applications that they don't have installed on their personal computers. The benefit is the ability to run these programs “anywhere, anytime”, off-campus or on campus, with 24/7 access, and without the need to visit an on-campus computer lab. 

You can use VCL from anywhere you have an established and reliable Internet connection.

For drop-in support and usage tutorials (SPSS, STATA, NVivo, Eviews, MATLAB and Mathematica), visit the VCL help center in the CTRL Lab (Hurst 203). A consultant on duty will assist you with accessing VCL and understanding the software on virtual desktops. Please view the CTRL Lab webpage for further information and contact details.

NEW! The Economics Virtual Computing Lab (EVCL), Econ apps pool, just like the university-wide AU-VCL-Lab pool, allows users to remotely access software applications, tailored to the needs of the Department of Economics faculty and students. Users have the ability to run these programs "anywhere, anytime", off-campus or on campus, with 24/7 access as long as their machines are connected to the internet. Currently, the pool is restricted to three (3) virtual desktops, based on the licensing requirements of some of the software applications.


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