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vLab: Software – Anytime, Anywhere

 

What is vLab?

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vLab is Georgia Southern’s virtual computer laboratory. Through vLab, enrolled students, faculty, and staff can access the software found in physical computer labs via an internet connection.

vLab is available via an internet connection and the Microsoft Remote Desktop application, which is the only required software to use this service. The Remote Desktop application is available for Windows, Mac OS X, Android, and iOS operating systems.

Please note: vLab is not supported on Chromebook or Amazon Fire devices.

 

Click Here for Available Software

  • 7-Zip 17.00
  • Acrobat DC
  • Chrome
  • Creative Cloud 2017
  • Firefox
  • Java
  • JMP 12
  • Kumo 3.3.0
  • Maple 2016a
  • Mathematica 11.1
  • MATLAB 2017a
  • Office 2013
  • Project 2013
  • PuTTY 0.70
  • R 3.2.3
  • SAS 9.4 TS1M4
  • SPSS 23
  • Stata 15
  • Visio 2013
  • WinSCP 5.9.6

 

Click Here for Installation and Configuration Instructions

Install/configure the client for Windows 10

  1. Type “RemoteApps and Desktop Connections” into the Search the web Windows bar at the bottom of the screen
  2. Click “Access RemoteApp and Desktops
  3. In the “Email address or connection URL” box, type your Georgia Southern email address and click next.
    (Note: If clicking next doesn’t take you to https://mydevice.georgiasouthern.edu/RDWeb/Feed/webfeed.aspx, enter it manually.)
  4. Verify the connection and click next
  5. In the Windows Security window, type the information below replacing the example ID and password with your own
    (Note:Type your information without the quotes or brackets. Ex: Username: AD\dj0234 Password: Maries234)
    Username: “AD\[your My.GeorgiaSouthern Username]”
    Password: “[your My.GeorgiaSouthern Password]”
  6. Click “OK.” (Note: If it says some resources can’t be downloaded, Click “OK” again.)
  7. Click “Finish.”

To run the vLab applications:

  1. Click Start
  2. Type vLab
  3. Click the vLab option that you wish to run

Install/configure the client for Windows 8.1

  1. On the desktop, click the “Start” button, type Control Panel, and click it.
  2. In the Control Panel, change the View by selection to Small Icons. Locate and click on the RemoteApp and Desktop Connections icon
  3. In the “Email address or connection URL” box, type your Georgia Southern email address and click next.
    (Note: If clicking next doesn’t take you to https://mydevice.georgiasouthern.edu/RDWeb/Feed/webfeed.aspx, enter it manually.)
  4. Verify the connection and click next
  5. In the Windows Security window, type the information below replacing the example ID and password with your own:
    Note:(Type your information without the quotes or brackets. Ex: Username: AD\dj0234 Password: Maries234)
    Username: “AD\[your My.GeorgiaSouthern Username]”
    Password: “[your My.GeorgiaSouthern Password]”
  6. Click “OK.” (Note: If it says some resources can’t be downloaded, Click “OK” again.)
  7. Click “Finish.”

To run the vLab applications:

  1. Click Start
  2. Type vLab
  3. Click the vLab option that you wish to run

Install/configure the client for Windows 7

  1. Click Start and then Control Panel
  2. In the Control Panel, change the View by selection to Small Icons. Locate and click on the RemoteApp and Desktop Connections icon
  3. Click on Set up a new connection with RemoteApp and Desktop Connections
  4. In the “Email address or connection URL” box, type your Georgia Southern email address and click next. (Note: If clicking next doesn’t take you to https://mydevice.georgiasouthern.edu/RDWeb/Feed/webfeed.aspx, enter it manually.)
  5. Verify the connection and click next
  6. In the Windows Security window, type the information below replacing the example ID and password with your own:
    (Note:Type your information without the quotes or brackets. Ex: Username: AD\dj0234 Password: Maries234)
    Username: “AD\[your My.GeorgiaSouthern Username]”
    Password: “[your My.GeorgiaSouthern Password]”
  7. Click “OK.” (Note: If it says some resources can’t be downloaded, Click “OK” again.)
  8. Click “Finish.”

To run the vLab applications:

  1. Click Start
  2. Type vLab
  3. Click the vLab option that you wish to run

Install/configure the client for Mac OS X

  1. Launch the Apps store on the Mac and type in Microsoft Remote Desktop
  2. Click on Install when the Microsoft Remote Desktop screen appears
  3. Click on the Finder application on at the bottom of your screen. Click Applications and scroll down until you find Microsoft Remote Desktop; click it
  4. Click on “Do not show this again” so that message about the new version will not show up again. You may or may not see a message to this effect.
  5. Click Remote Resources on the menu
  6. On the Remote Resources screen, there are 3 lines for input. Type the information below replacing the example ID and password with your own:
    (Note:Type your information without the quotes or brackets. Ex: Username: AD\dj0234 Password: Maries234)
    URL: mydevice.georgiasouthern.eduUsername: “AD\[your My.GeorgiaSouthern Username]”
    Password: “[your My.GeorgiaSouthern Password]”
  7. Click Refresh

All vLab applications will be available in the Microsoft Remote Desktop application on the Remote Resources screen.

Install/configure the client for iOS

  1. Launch the Apps store on the iOS device and search for Microsoft Remote Desktop
  2. Search Microsoft Remote Desktop and install it

Add Remote Resources for iOS

  1. Swipe over and find the Microsoft Remote Desktop and launch the program
  2. Tap “+” key at the top right of screen
  3. Tap the Add Remote Resources Feed to configure the setup
  4. On the Remote Resources screen tap Feed URL
  5. Enter the following URL: https://mydevice.georgiasouthern.edu
  6. Type the information below replacing the example ID and password with your own:
    Note:(Type your information without the quotes or brackets. Ex: Username: AD\dj0234 Password: Maries234)
    Username: “AD\[your My.GeorgiaSouthern Username]”
    Password: “[your My.GeorgiaSouthern Password]”
  7. Tap Save in the upper right corner of the Remote Resources screen
  8. Close the Remote Resources window

All vLab applications will be available in the Microsoft Remote Desktop application on the Remote Resources screen.

Install/configure the client for Android

  1. Visit the Google Play Store.
  2. Search for Microsoft Remote Desktop
  3. Download and install Microsoft Remote Desktop

Add Remote Resources for Android

  1. Tap Save
  2. Enter the following URL: https://mydevice.georgiasouthern.edu
  3. At the Add user account screen, type in the following information: Note:(Type your information without the quotes or brackets. Ex: Username: AD\dj0234 Password: Maries234)
    Username: “AD\[your My.GeorgiaSouthern Username]”
    Password: “[your My.GeorgiaSouthern Password]”
  4. Tap Save
  5. Close the Remote App and Desktop Connections window

All vLab applications will be available in the Microsoft Remote Desktop application on the Remote Resources screen.

Configuring Google Drive inside vLab to enable saving your work

Save your work using Google Drive by installing the Kumo Client (mapped drive). Kumo is the name of the service that enables you to save to your personal Google Drive while using vLab applications.

Printing from vLab

Printing from vLab is the same as if you are printing from your personal desktop. You can print to any printer connected to your computer.

You can also use Georgia Southern’s mobile printing solution, PrinterOn, to send your print jobs to one of Georgia Southern’s three printer locations even while you’re nowhere near a printer. As long as you have an Internet connection, you can print on the go! Click here to find out how!

 

Note: University-owned Windows workstations

vLab should already be configured on University-owned Windows workstations.

Before attempting to configure vLab, please try to run vLab by following these steps:

  1. Click Start
  2. Type vLab
  3. Click the vLab option you wish to run

If vLab does not appear, please contact the Service Desk (912-478-2287).

Note: University-owned Apple Mac workstations

The Microsoft Remote Desktop application should already be installed on University-owned Apple Mac workstations.

Before attempting to configure vLab, please try to run vLab by following these steps:

  • Click Open the application by clicking through the grey “Launchpad” icon and clicking on the Remote Desktop app icon
  • OR, you can use the searchlight feature by clicking the looking glass at the top right of your home screen, or by using the shortcut Command + Space Bar, and searching for “Microsoft Remote Desktop.”

If vLab does not appear, please contact the Service Desk (912-478-2287).

Last updated: 7/28/2017