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Virtual lab service for students launched

A new virtual lab has opened that allows students to remotely access applications like Microsoft PowerPoint in a computer lab “anywhere, anytime” via any device with a Web browser.

Dubbed the vLab, this new initiative allows up to 900 students at one time to access software on computers at the Miller Learning Center either at the facility or remotely on their phone, tablet, laptop or personal computer. All that’s required is that each device has a Web browser and Citrix Receiver installed. The Citrix Receiver is free to download and install.

The vLab features the same applications on computers at the Miller Learning Center. Those applications include Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Access), and statistical software (SPSS, Stata) tools for writing and research (EndNote) along with several other packages.

The vLab is a partnership between the UGA Libraries, the Center for Teaching and Learning and EITS. It is funded by the UGA Student Technology Fee.