Class Software

Who can use it?

Students, Faculty

What is it?

If you need to access specific software for class, there are three ways that you can access this software. The University of Delaware has made class and lab software available in virtual computing sessions.

Please note that students in the College of Engineering can also refer to COE’s software delivery page for additional options

Option 1: Download software from UDeploy (best performance, most intensive)
Option 2: Use UD’s virtual desktops (less intensive, requires stronger internet connection)

Option 1: Download software from UDeploy

If required by your instructor, download, install, and test software from UDeploy, UD's software repository. Your instructor will advise you if there are additional software packages you need to install based on your course work.

  • Some software is resource intensive and not every device will be able to run it. Check to make sure your device meets the recommended specifications.

Option 2: Access a Virtual Desktop

A Virtual Desktop will allow you to use the specialized software you would normally access in a computer lab without having to go to the computer lab or requiring the software to be installed on your computer. Virtual Desktops are accessible to people with an up-to-date web browser (recent version of Chrome, Safari, or Edge) and it is required that you are logged into the UD Student & Faculty VPN.  

There are two ways to access the Virtual Desktop: 

  • Use a web browser. If you have an up-to-date web browser (recent version of Chrome, Safari, or Edge) you are ready to go. For best performance, only use the web browser if you are having issues with the VMWare Horizon Client.

Find out which Virtual Desktop has the software you need: Visit the list of Available Class Software

Option 3: Use a Remote Lab

Remote labs will allow you to use an existing computer lab on campus, but from a remote location.  These labs contain the exact same specialized software you would have access to if you were behind the computer, in the lab. 

Remote labs are accessible to people with an up-to-date web browser (recent version of Chrome, Safari, or Edge).

 

Find out which Remote Lab has the software you need: Visit the list of Available Class Software

Where to get it?

How to use it?

Click on the applicable knowledge article listed on the right for specific instructions

If you have questions or issues with accessing your class software from home, click on the Request Assistance button

What are the charges, options & fees?

There is no charge for this service