Video: Using the Virtual Desktop On-Campus

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Accessing and using the Remote Desktop on campus.

In this video, you'll learn how to log in to the Remote Desktop environment, navigate the Remote Desktop interface, and close the Remote Desktop safely.

Logging into the Remote Desktop.

The Edge browser provides you with quick access to the Internet to check your email or visit Dallas College resources.

To sign into the Remote Desktop environment.

Double-click the Desktops icon in the Get Started window, click Subscribe.

In the Sign in window, enter your student email, and click Next.

Enter your password, and then click Sign in.

Once you have signed in, you will see the homepage for the Remote Desktop environment.

Please note, if you forget or need to change your password, the tutorials for online tools are available to show you how to change or reset your password.

Your E7 and password is required to access the Workspaces, Remote Applications, and the full Windows desktops.

Navigating the Interface.

The Remote Desktops environment contains Workspaces.

Each Workspace includes remote applications and remote Windows desktops that are designed to meet the requirements of a specific group of students.

The general Workspace is designed for all students with basic remote applications and a general remote, full Windows desktop.

The remote apps in each Workspace can be launched individually for quick access.

To launch a remote Windows Desktop experience, click the desktop icon found in each Workspace group.

Enter your password and click OK.

Launching a Workspace desktop opens a full Windows 10 desktop experience that contains additional applications not listed in the Workspaces.

The Remote Desktop experience includes assistive technology applications such as Jaws, a screen reader, and Zoom Text, which allows you to magnify specific areas of your screen.

The Windows 10 desktop automatically connects to your student OneDrive account so you can save your work and access it again the next time you login to your Remote Desktop.

You can also access your work directly from the OneDrive application using a laptop, desktop computer or mobile device.

With a full Windows desktop experience on campus, you can quickly and easily use a variety of remote applications, sync your OneDrive account and print your work on campus.

Closing the Remote Desktop safely.

To exit the Remote Desktop, click the Start button.

Then click on your name and select Sign out.

Once you signed out, click the X button located in the upper-right corner of the screen.

This will log you out and ensure no one else can access your Workspace and saved files.

If you have any issues, please contact the Service Desk.

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