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CoE Desktop is a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). It allows users to remotely log into virtual computers pre-configured with special software. It is provided to College of Education faculty, staff, students, and students enrolled in a College of Education course that requires special software.

Gaining Access

Faculty and Staff

College of Education faculty and staff are generally granted access to the service automatically near the beginning of each new semester. You can simply log in following the instructions below. If your appointment to the college is recent, you may not have access yet, and need to request it at

Students Enrolled In a College of Education Course Requiring Special Software

Instructors should submit class rosters at the beginning of their course to in order to have their students granted access.

Other Requests For Access

College of Education students doing statistical analysis related to their studies, research, or otherwise in need of software available on CoE Desktop can request access on a semester by semester basis. Access gained this way is reset after each semester, but can be requested again by submitting the following information to

  • Email subject: Request access to CoE Desktop
  • Include your EID
  • If you are requesting access to complete a course, include:
    • Class title and unique number
    • Instructor
  • If you are requesting access as a GRA, include:
    • Supervisor/PI
  • If you are requesting access to work on research data, include:
    • Your department
    • Project you are working on (i.e., dissertation, or other)
  • The specific software you would like to have access to

Logging into CoE Desktop




Install the vWorkspace Connector

First you will need to download and install a helper program called the "vWorkspace Connector". This step only has to be done once. The vWorkspace Connector acts as a "bridge" between your computer and CoE Desktop.

Please click this link for Windows

Please click this link for Mac



Once you have logged in, you will be able to choose the desktop containing the software you wish to use.

Please send a message to if you have any questions or problems!

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