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Select computer labs move to virtual access for the fall semester

From: Division of Information Technology

Many Virginia Tech courses rely on computer labs for in-class instruction or homework. Virginia Tech is committed to ensuring that students have access to the hardware and software they need to succeed, while also remaining safe from the risks associated with COVID-19. Given the difficulty of keeping high-touch surfaces on equipment sanitized, the following computer labs will transition to virtual access for the 2020 fall semester:

  • Architecture Annex 1
  • Litton-Reaves 1370
  • Price 301A
  • Randolph 114E
  • Shanks 180
  • Shanks 360
  • Torgersen 1010
  • Torgersen 1080

These labs, supported by Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS), will provide students access to most of the same platforms and applications available in the physical computer labs. Due to licensing restrictions and physical hardware requirements, some applications may not be available. In these cases, TLOS will work with faculty members to identify alternative solutions wherever possible. For assistance accessing the virtual labs, submit a 4Help request.

For courses that depend on these computer labs, faculty members are encouraged to reference “Virtual Computer Labs - How to Remotely Connect to TLOS Labs” documentation in their syllabi.

For computer labs that will remain open, lab managers, faculty, and students should follow the health and safety guidelines provided by the university.