My Virtual Computing Lab Software

Available Software

Guidelines for Requesting Software

Software requests for My Virtual Computing Lab are evaluated on a request-by-request basis according to these general guidelines:

  • Requested software should address instructional or analytical needs for multiple individuals for at least a course or a department. Software may be restricted to course or departmental usage.
  • Software requests for administrative purposes will not be considered. Administrative software requests should be forwarded to the appropriate support organization for their consideration.
  • Software must be properly licensed for a virtual, multiple-use computing environment. No individually licensed software may be made available using My Virtual Computing Lab.
  • Software will be reviewed on an annual basis, or sooner if license changes require re-evaluation. License changes may require that software titles be withdrawn from My Virtual Computing Lab at any time, with appropriate notice.

Have a suggestion for new software? Submit a ticket. Be sure to explain how the software would benefit your classes, projects or activities.

Common Questions

Can anyone besides active UB students, faculty and staff use My Virtual Computing Lab?

No. It is not available to UB retirees, alumni or employees paid by sources other than UB.

Why are Adobe products not available in My Virtual Computing Lab?

UB attempted to negotiate a new license to continue to keep Adobe products available through My Virtual Computing Lab, however Adobe no longer offers a license model for use in virtual computing environments. Adobe products, including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat Pro and Adobe Dreamweaver, were removed from My Virtual Computing Lab after the Winter 2014 semester.

Can I use AutoCAD in My Virtual Computing Lab?

Unfortunately, AutoCAD is not eligible for installation in My Virtual Computing Lab, as the software cannot be used in a virtual environment.

Still need help?

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