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Virtual Computer Labs

[Students:] FGCU's virtual computer labs were established to give you a convenient way to access course-specific software on your own Mac or PC based laptops - or iPad or Android Tablets - from anywhere! These virtual labs offer you an alternative to physical labs for completing homework assignments and other tasks related to furthering your educational goals.

Virtual seating is limited and available first-come, first-served. Please see the Real Time Usage Maps for seating availability.

[Faculty/Staff:] In addition to using the Faculty Virtual lab (see Virtaul Lab Configuration #4 below) you can also connect remotely to your computer in your office and all applications installed on it! For assistance connecting to your office computer remotely: click here!


Virtual Lab Configuration (Student use only unless stated otherwise)

Lab 1: General (All students)
  • Maple w/Classic Worksheet
  • Matlab
  • Microsoft Office
  • SPSS
Lab 2: Adobe Creative Suite (CLOSED)
  • Sorry, this lab is "Closed". Please contact Pat O'Connor-Benson for more info
Lab 3: Engineering Lab (Engineering students only)
  • Eclipse
  • LabView
  • MathCad
  • Matlab
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • SolidWorks
Lab 4: Faculty (CoB and Engineering faculty only)
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Visio
Lab 5: CIS Lab (CIS students only)
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft SQL Management Studio
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
Lab 6: Music Lab (Music students only)
  • MakeMusic Finale 2014
  • Microsoft Office
Lab 7: Spa Lab (Spa students only)
  • Microsoft Office
  • Millennium

How to Connect

Upgrade Notice 6/20/2016: We have upgraded the virtual lab system. If you have been able to connect in the past and are now unable to connect please download the latest VMware Horizon client using the links below.

  1. Make sure your Mac or PC based laptop or iPad or Android Tablet is connected to the internet
  2. Download and install the VMware Horizon View Client
  3. Launch the VMware Horizon View Client
  4. Type "vlab.fgcu.edu" for the connection server and click connect
  5. Accept the terms of use
  6. Enter your FGCU Network Credentials (same you use to log into the physical computers on campus) and click login
  7. Select the virtual lab you want to connect to and click connect
  8. When finished please log out of windows as if it were a physical computer
Warning: The virtual lab computers are temporary in nature. Any work you create in them will not remain on the computer. Please save any work to your Microsoft OneDrive account or email it to yourself before disconnecting.

Real Time Usage