Camosun has provided remote access for students to several computer labs from off-campus devices using Remote Desktop and Camosun’s Virtual Private Network (VPN).
All Camosun students that are completing studies during the summer term have access to this service and may remotely use a computer workstation during their scheduled computer lab time.
How to connect to a Camosun computer lab workstation
Step 1: Connect to our Virtual Private Network (VPN)
To see the list of available computer workstations and access a workstation you must first connect to Camosun’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) using the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client. Using a VPN allows students to securely access the available computer workstation list as well as their files and applications. Once the VPN service is connected, you are “virtually on campus”.
Step 2: Connect to an available workstation from the Computer Labs with Remote Access list
After signing in to the VPN Client use the Computer Labs with Remote Access list below to search for and select an available computer workstation in a computer lab. To review which computer workstations are available you will need to sign-in with your username and password.
To connect to a computer workstation you must use the Microsoft Remote Desktop application to connect from your device. This application is available and installed on your local Windows PC and is available for free from the Microsoft Store, Mac App Store, iOS App Store or Google Play.
Step 3: Access your files
Once connected to a computer workstation you can connect to and access your files.
Please note, the college is moving away from the M: Drive and transitioning to Microsoft OneDrive for Students. Please consider signing up for your Student Office365 access.
Computer Lab and Software Availability
The computer labs listed below may be booked for a specific course section and is intended for registered students. If a course section is scheduled in a particular computer lab room and you are not registered for the course you may be asked to log off.
Accessing remote computer labs is not required for Microsoft Office or Adobe Creative Cloud. This software is currently available to students and does not require remote access. Please see the software and other services page for more details.
Computer Labs with Remote Access
The computer labs listed below have been enabled for remote access to facilitate online learning for students during the 2020 Summer term. General purpose software will be available in all labs. Specific software geared towards Science, Technology and Engineering courses will be able in the CTEI and TEC labs. Please consult your course outline and/or with your instructor.
Important To access the links below you need to be connected to the VPN.
|Lansdowne Campus||Interurban Campus|
|Ewing Building||Centre for Business & Access||Centre for Trades Education & Innovation||Technologies Building|
|E 100||CBA 144||CTEI 124A||TEC 145|
|E 102||CBA 159||CTEI 124B||TEC 147|
|E 110||TEC 148|
|E 112||TEC 150|
|E 115||TEC 151|
|E 200||TEC 257|
To ensure the security and safety of the computer workstations the following functionality has been disabled on our computer labs:
- Access to local and external drives connected to the remote workstation.
- Access to devices connected by USB to the remote workstation, e.g., printers and cameras.
Workstation Use and Time Limits
Please note the following:
- Use of these remote computer workstations is governed by the Acceptable Technology Use policy.
- When connecting to a workstation for the first time it may take a few minutes for the computer to sign you in. When possible please use the same workstation you have used in a previous session to reduce start up time.
- To ensure the equitable use of the remote computer workstation you will be automatically logged off if you are idle for 45 minutes or have disconnected without signing off after 30 minutes.