Remote Computer Lab Access


The remote computer lab service provides instructors with a remote desktop environment with a wide selection of software for teaching and learning. These include specialized research, analysis and productivity applications. This service is available from off-campus and from computers which cannot support these applications.

Instructors may request access to this service for themselves, their instructional team, and for students.

Note: This service is intended to support remote teaching and learning while physical distancing guidelines are in place. Find the latest updates on UVic’s COVID-19 site.


Who can use this service?

  • Faculty

How do I request or access this service?

The service is accessed by using a Microsoft Remote Desktop client.

Instructors that wish to access to this service or to inquire about software availability should email .

What is the cost for this service?

This service is provided free of charge.

When is this service available?

This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except during scheduled and unscheduled maintenance. You can be informed of service interruptions by subscribing to Informed.

How do I get help with this service?

For assistance with this service, please contact the Computer Help Desk:

Telephone: 250-721-7687
In person: Locations & hours