UBC Okanagan offers cloud-based (virtual) computer labs to support hybrid, online and flexible learning options as required by UBC’s degree and graduate programs, courses, as well as continuing professional education and non-credit course opportunities. Virtual computer labs have a distinct advantage of being accessible anywhere, and being customized to course requirements (software applications, data sets, etc.).
Features & Benefits
Immediate access to fully configured virtual lab
Each participant retains their own instance for the duration of the course (unless shared)
Configured with required software
Student Access to OneDrive
Virtualized Windows operating system
Accessible anywhere, by all operating systems and devices (laptop recommended)
Requirements & Eligibility
Virtual labs are for instructional use only, including non-credit courses.
Preparation of online lab environment requires a minimum of 4 weeks’ notice to provision a new environment.
Departments wishing to use software not currently provisioned for UBC are responsible for obtaining quotes from the vendor, receiving an approved Privacy Impact Assessment for any software with online components or registrations, and engaging with Procurement prior to purchasing.
Students must have access to a personal computer and stable internet connection to access the virtual computer lab.
Costs associated with the use of a virtual lab are the responsibility of the assigned department, program or course, and will vary based on configuration requirements, application set required, and anticipated student consumption (billed in hours). Please contact us for a consultation and estimate.
The requesting faculty is responsible for costs associated with non-UBC provisioned software or to enhance existing licenses to enable cloud-based computing