This year, the University of Sydney has introduced the virtual desktop; new technology that will significantly change the way students work on campus. Wherever the virtual desktop is available, you will have access to hundreds of software applications, including course-specific software that was previously only available in specialist teaching labs. You will also have your own Windows 7 environment that you can personalise. You can change things like language, appearance settings and bookmarks, and these settings will be there each time you log on.
ICT are progressively introducing the virtual desktop into new Learning Hubs and some of our existing ICT Access Labs. All students now have access to their own virtual desktop in the following spaces:
- Fisher Access Centre
- PNR Learning Hub
- Carslaw Learning Hub
- Wentworth Learning Hub
- Brennan MacCallum Learning Hub
- Madsen Access Lab
- Cumberland Access Lab
- Law Access Lab
- All University libraries
To find out how to use your Virtual Desktop, watch the video below.
If you have any questions about your virtual desktop, visit our online FAQ page or speak to a staff member at one of our ICT Learning Hubs. Specialist support staff are available in the rooms that have the virtual desktop enabled.
Where do I get more help with the virtual desktop?
To get help you can:
- Visit an ICT Learning Hub and speak to a staff member.
- Call the ICT Helpdesk on 9351 6000.