Virtual Computer Labs


The UO virtual computer lab is available to all university-affiliated students, faculty and staff. Just like the physical computer labs, it may be used for completion of coursework and general education. The virtual lab offers a large suite of software, with much of the same software you would find in open computer labs such as at the Knight Library or the Social Sciences Instructional Labs (SSIL), or from departmental computer labs from the School of Journalism and Communication and the College of Design. 

The UO-Open Lab is a 60-seat space, and is immediately available to all users upon login.

Accessing the Service

UO faculty and students may access the service by following these steps:

  1. Go to the Virtual Computer Lab Portal
  2. Log in with your Duck ID and your password
  3. Click on UO-Open Lab
  4. Please wait while the system sets up your virtual computer—you’ll see a Preparing Windows message

Alternate access for regular users

If you are using the computer lab regularly, it may be useful for you to use the Horizon Client application instead of the web application to connect to the lab. To install that application:

  1. Go to the Virtual Computer Lab Portal
  2. Do NOT log in. Instead, navigate to the bottom of the page, and select Download the Horizon Client.
  3. You will be directed to a list of VMware Horizon clients. Please download and install the version that matches your device's operating system, following the vendor's instructions.
  4. Once you have installed VMware Horizon Client, launch the application. Select New Server
  5. Enter the name of the Connection Server:
  6. Enter your Duck ID and your password

Available Software

The Virtual Computer Lab Portal runs Microsoft Windows 10. Software for macOS or other operating systems is not supported.


Software (as of February 7, 2024) Version
7-ZIP 23.01
Adobe Creative Cloud Suite 2024
Anaconda 3  2023.07-2 (Python 3.11.4 64-bit)
ArcGIS Desktop 10.8.2
ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud 3.6
ArcGIS PRO 3.1.41833
Audacity 3.4.2
Autodesk AutoCAD 2024
Autodesk Maya 2024
Autodesk Revit 2024
Avogadro2 1.95.0
Blender 4.0.2
Brackets 1.14.17770
Dlubal RFEM
GAMESS 2023.1.0
Google Chrome 120
Google Earth Pro
IBM SPSS Amos 29.0
IBM SPSS Statistics 29.0
IES Virtual Environment 2023
Keyshot 2023
KING 2.24
Ladybug Tools 1.38.90
Maxon Cinema 4D R26
Mendeley Desktop 1.19.8
Microscopy Simulation 1.5
Microsoft Edge  120
Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2021 16.0.14332.20604
Microsoft Visual Studio Code 1.85.1
Mozilla Firefox 121.0.1
Notepad ++ 8.6.2
OM Explorer KMR11
Pollination Rhino Plugin 1.35.6
PuTTY 0.80
QGIS 3.34.2
R for Windows 4.3.2
Rhino 7 7.31.23166.15001
RStudio 2023.12.0
SAS 9.4
SimUText 2023-2024
Sketchup 2023 23.1.340
Stata 18
Substance in 3DS Maya 2022 2.4.4
Tableau Public 2023.2 23.2.339
VLC Media Player
V-Ray for Rhinoceros 5.10.06
Wolfram Mathematica 13.3.0
wxMacMolPlt 7.7
Zotero 6.0.30


If you are having trouble accessing the service, need new software added to the lab, or an application in the lab is not running correctly, please make a service request and we will be in contact with you.

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