Virtual Desktop

​​​​Dallas College now provides a virtual desktop option for all our students.

This new tool will allow students to access the same desktop and software in an on-campus lab at home or anywhere with an internet connection.

Student Username Example:
Faculty Username Example: abc9876​ or


Get Started

You can access your virtual desktop a variety of ways, including on-campus labs, a browser with Windows PC or Mac OS computers and iOS devices and Android devices.


Note: Multi-Factor Authentication will be needed when connecting to your virtual desktop off campus.


Why Should You Use a Virtual Desktop?

  • The virtual desktop allows students to access software needed for their courses and is reachable from anywhere in the world with a secure internet connection.
  • Students can access software for their coursework on the first day of the class.
  • Even without a powerful computer, students can run heavy compute and graphic intensive coding, engineering, and design applications on the virtual desktop environment.
  • The Virtual Desktop environment uses OneDrive cloud storage, so the files created can be saved to the virtual desktop, which syncs to the student's OneDrive account.
  • Assignments and documents created and saved to the virtual desktop can be shared with instructors via a direct link. No more need to try and compress large files or share USB drives between students and instructors.
  • All files created and saved to the virtual desktop will be accessible to the student whenever and wherever they're logged in to their virtual desktop.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I save my work on the virtual computer? Where can I find more information on Multi-Factor Authentication?


Please call the Dallas College Service Desk at 1-866-374-7169 or send an email to