How To Use the Remote Lab

Various specific functions and issues that may not be described here can be found on our FAQ page.

Remote Lab QuickStart Guide

  1. Using a web browser, go to https://remotelab.ucsc.edu, click the login button, and log in using your CruzID Blue credentials. We recommend bookmarking this site if you will use the Remote Lab in the future.
  2. Expand an available lab location from the ALL CONNECTIONS list.
  3. Select a workstation from the complete list. If a workstation is being used, you will see "Currently in use" text to the right of that workstation, so choose another (you will not be able to log in to a workstation currently in use anyway).
  4. Login into the 'local' workstation with your CruzID Blue credentials. You will see a desktop login screen for the workstation you selected. Log in to the Username/Name and Password fields as you would a normal desktop computer with your CruzID Blue credentials. Once you are logged in, you may use the computer as a remote workstation.

Remote Lab Expanded Guide

Below are expanded instructions with screenshots on how to log in to the Remote Lab, or you may use our text-based QuickStart Guide on the Home Page.

STEP 1

Using a web browser, log in using your CruzID Blue credentials at https://remotelab.ucsc.edu/login. We recommend bookmarking this site if you will use the Remote Lab in the future.

STEP 2

Expand an available lab location from the ALL CONNECTIONS list.

STEP 3

Select a workstation from the complete list.

STEP 3 - MORE INFO

If a workstation is being used, you will see "Currently in use" text to the right of that workstation, so choose another (you will not be able to log in to a workstation currently in use anyway). All previously viewed workstations will appear as a desktop image in the Recent Connections section.

STEP 4

Login into the 'local' workstation with your CruzID Blue credentials. You will see a desktop login screen for the workstation you selected. Log in to the Username/Name and Password fields as you would a normal desktop computer with your CruzID Blue credentials. Once you are logged in, you may use the computer as a remote workstation.