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UMBC's Virtual Desktop Environment allows users to access a virtual computer lab or staff workstation anywhere there is an internet connection, just like they were sitting at a workstation on campus.


For Students and Faculty (eLumin):

The eLumin Virtual Desktop Environment has been prepared for academic use and is now available. You can connect to an eLumin virtual desktop through a web browser on your device, as no local software installation is required. 

Please note the software distribution in our desktop pools has been reconfigured in this new system. Graphics and Design applications (except for Acrobat) are now available in their own pool and have been removed from GenLab desktops.

Specialized VDE Pools

For instructions on how to connect Cloud Storage to your eLumin desktops, click here.  Once you have connected cloud storage to your account it will be available across all of the pools for all future logins.

For instructions on how to safely save and access files in the VDE, click here. DoIT strongly recommends utilizing cloud storage options like Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive to save and access files while in the environment.

For Staff:

You can connect to an eLumin virtual desktop through a web browser on your device, as no local software installation is required. Please see the FAQ articles below for guidance on how to connect to VDE.

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