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Lab Anywhere: Frequently Asked Questions

Lab Anywhere (virtual lab) makes University-supported software available to students, faculty, and staff on their personal computers and tablets. In fact, it can be accessed through any Windows PC, Mac, iPad, or Android tablet on a high speed Internet connection.

The software has the same functionality as if it was installed on a personally-owned computer. While not all of the University-supported software is installed on the virtual lab, over 100 applications, including Microsoft Office, are available. For more information, please visit this complete list of available software.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I access my H: Drive and the W: Drive?
Yes! Both your H: Drive and the W: Drive will be set up automatically for you when you login, just like in the General Access Labs.

Is Microsoft Office available on the Lab Anywhere virtual lab?
Yes! Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and all of the other applications in the Office suite are available to use.

Is Adobe Creative Suite (Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, etc.) available on the Lab Anywhere virtual lab?
No. The software license for the Adobe Creative Suite makes it infeasible for this software to be installed on the Lab Anywhere virtual lab. LTS will continue to explore options for increasing the availability of Adobe Creative Suite applications.

VPN is a related technology; will this interfere with the Lab Anywhere virtual lab?
VPN will not interfere with the virtual lab. In fact, one could be running both simultaneously—but it isn't too ideal, since the virtual lab automatically connects to the H: and W: drives, and also allows for more connections.

What should I do if I have a problem with the Lab Anywhere virtual lab?
Please contact the LTS Help Desk and let them know about the problem.

Help Desk

For more information or to request a service, contact the LTS Help Desk:
HelpDeskLogo715-836-5711 | helpdesk@uwec.edu | OL1106

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