Virtual Computer Lab
The SMC Virtual Computer Lab is a service that lets SMC students in certain classes access real SMC specialized computer labs over the Internet. You must be enrolled in an appropriate class for the current semester in progress. You cannot log on before the semester starts or after it ends.
Technical support is available from the Student Information Technology Helpline (studentITHELP).
Installing required app to use the Virtual Computer Lab
For students enrolled in the following classes: CS, CIS, Fashion, GIS and Accounting.
Download Microsoft Remote Desktop App for your operating system to access Azure Virtual Desktop:
Videos - How to install and use required app:
All other classes including classes at CMD campus and modern language:
Access to the Virtual Computer Lab is by using software called Citrix Workspace.
Download and install Citrix Workspace for your operating system:
Video Demonstrating Citrix Workspace Download and Install
This video is for Windows, but the other operating systems work about the same way.
Start Citrix Workspace on your device.
It may take a minute to start.
Use the lab "desktop" or "app" that your instructor tells you to.
If you don't see what you need, click on the Settings icon (it looks like a wheel or gear) and select "Refresh Apps".
Special Instructions for Modern Language Classes
SANSSpace (used in previous years) has been replaced with a Modern Language Laboratory login that starts a timer and leads to a menu of language learning software. The menu is controlled by a computer program called ASuite.
- Log in to Citrix WorkSpace.
- Navigate to the “Apps” tab at the top.
- Follow the instructions given by your instructor.
- If you have questions about lab credit, the ASuite menu, or any language software, contact the Modern Language Laboratory staff.
Which "desktop" is for what class subject?
Virtual Computer Lab Software List