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Library Support for Online Classes/Instruction: Software & Hardware

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undefined The CUNY Virtual Desktop 

 CUNY Virtual Desktop allows you to remotely access various software tools via the web from off campus.  These tools currently include:  ArcGIS, SPSS, SAS, Mathematica, Maplesoft, and Matlab.  Over time CUNY intends to add more applications and tools.


This resource is available 24x7 from any internet accessible location and is designed to handle 3,000 concurrent users.  The CUNY Virtual Desktop essentially creates a temporary virtual computer environment for each connected user, within which the user can access and use the published tools.


Although the resource is managed centrally by CUNY, staff at the ITS Helpdesk (718.951.4357 or, are prepared to assist you with any problems you may have accessing this resource.


ITS has created a CUNY Virtual Desktop channel in BC WebCentral that contains a variety of resources to guide you.  Just search in the portal using keywords “CUNY Virtual Desktop” or any of the included applications – Mathematica, SAS, SPSS, etc.


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Technology on Loan from CUNY

This page provides high-level instructions for using the Chromebooks and Apple iPads on loan to students, faculty and staff.  It includes information on setting up your device; using Blackboard; installing and using cloud services; remote access to instructional software; and CUNY technology training resources.