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Using the Virtual Lab: Opening Vlabs Apps

Opening Apps

Loyola faculty, students, and staff have access to software through the Virtual Lab, or Vlab. The following are directions on opening an app.

The Virtual Lab is maintained by Information Technology. When problems occur, please contact them at 504-865-2255 or by e-mail at

Getting Started

Begin by going to



Save Remote Desktop Connection

Click on the app you wish to use, and save the Remote Desktop Connection to your computer.


After the Remote Desktop Connection has finished downloading, double click on it. If a window prompts you saying that the publisher of this remote connection cannot be identified, click "Connect." 

Sign in

The Loyola sign in screen will appear. Use your Loyola email username and password to sign in.

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