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 available at this time.


Software Version Available at
7-ZIP 22.01 UO-Open Lab
Adobe Creative Cloud Suite 2022 2022 UO-Open Lab
Anaconda 3  2022.05 (Python 3.9.12 64-bit) UO-Open Lab
ArcGIS  10.8.14362 UO-Open Lab
ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud UO-Open Lab
ArcGIS PRO 2.8.29751 UO-Open Lab
Audacity 3.13 UO-Open Lab
Autodesk AutoCAD 2023 UO-Open Lab
Autodesk Maya 2023 UO-Open Lab
Autodesk Revit 2023 UO-Open Lab
Avogadro 1.2.0 UO-Open Lab
Bitfrost Extension Maya 2023 UO-Open Lab
Blender 3.22 UO-Open Lab
Brackets 1.14.17770 UO-Open Lab
Chrome 92.0.4515.159 UO-Open Lab
Cinema 4D s26 UO-Open Lab
CrystalDiffract 6.92.300 UO-Open Lab
CrystalMaker UO-Open Lab
DB Browser for SQLite 3.12.3 UO-Open Lab
Dlubal RFEM UO-Open Lab
Firefox x64 104.0 UO-Open Lab
FrontLine Excel Solvers V2019 (64-Bit) UO-Open Lab
G*Power 3.1.94 UO-Open Lab
Git UO-Open Lab
Google Earth Pro UO-Open Lab
IBM SPSS Amos 28.0 UO-Open Lab
IBM SPSS Statistics 28.0 UO-Open Lab
IES VE UO-Open Lab
IES VE Standard Data and Weather Files (Feature Pack 3) 3.9.1 UO-Open Lab
Keyshot UO-Open Lab
KING 2.24 UO-Open Lab
Microsoft Edge  104.0.1293.70 UO-Open Lab
Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2019 16.0.10388.20027 UO-Open Lab
Notepad ++ 8.4.4 UO-Open Lab
OpenStudio CLI for Revit 2022 1.0.4 UO-Open Lab
Personal Accelerator for Revit 2 UO-Open Lab
PuTTY 0.73.0 UO-Open Lab
PyMOL  2.5.1 UO-Open Lab
QGIS 3.16.10 UO-Open Lab
R 4.2.1 UO-Open Lab
Rhino 7.17 UO-Open Lab
RStudio 2022.07 UO-Open Lab
SAS Add-In 8.3 for Microsoft Office (WILL BE ADDED SOON) 8.5 UO-Open Lab
SimUText (Fall 2021) 2.13.5 UO-Open Lab
SingleCrystal UO-Open Lab
Sketchup Pro 21.0.391 UO-Open Lab
SOLIDWORKS 2022 SP03.1 UO-Open Lab
Stata 17 UO-Open Lab
Substance in 3DS Maya 2022 2.4.4 UO-Open Lab
Tableau Public 2021.2 20212.21.0712.0907 UO-Open Lab
Tableau Reader 2021.2 20212.21.0712.0907 UO-Open Lab
VLC Media Player UO-Open Lab
Wolfram Mathematica 13.1.0 UO-Open Lab
wxMacMolPlt 7.7 UO-Open Lab
Zotero 6.0.9 UO-Open Lab


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.

Additional Documentation


Article ID: 101272
Fri 3/13/20 4:19 PM
Tue 9/5/23 5:20 PM

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