New for this academic year, DMU has introduced Your DMU Labs a service to allow you to securely access the resources you need to assist you with your studies remotely from home. (The link will only work from Wednesday 30 September onwards)
Physical PCs in labs and open access spaces on campus that are not in use for face to face teaching are now able to be accessed from anywhere.
Logging onto the machines remotely will give the same experience as being sat on campus using them and you will be able to remotely launch all the applications on that desktop.
Physical lab machines will be available for remote access between 7.30am to 12 midnight seven days a week. (Priority will be given to timetabled sessions during core teaching hours)
This allows you to prove your identity before you access the system and once set up, you will only need to authenticate In addition to this, we are also providing 24/7 access to virtual applications and desktops that can be launched in a web browser. This access will be for most of the teaching software titles available at the university.
When you access the system, it will be clear which resources are the physical machines and which are the 24/7 virtual applications.
When you access the system, the PCs and applications that appear for you will be based on your programme of study.
In order to securely access the remote solutions, you will need to first register for Multi Factor Authentication (MFA). This is a simple process that can be achieved using either a mobile app, an SMS text message or a phone call.
This allows you to prove your identity before you access the system and once set up, you will only need to authenticate in this way every 30 days.
More information about setting up the MFA, accessing and using the remote solution will be sent out on Wednesday 30 September.
Please note, a solution for specific MAC user access is to be announced very shortly.
As well as the new remote access solution, students also can download a number of applications to their personal devices - further info on this and many other important IT related issues to help in your studies can be found on the Student IT Handbook.
Posted on Friday 25th September 2020