Create 'virtual' campus PC labs
Spend more time supporting your students. Not your lab PCs.
Every university or college across the globe has managed PC pools in the form of campus labs, libraries or computer clusters. They're essential in enabling students to get access to the software they need for their course.
But computer lab management doesn't come without challenges.
To provide access to software, managed PC pools are often organized into faculty-based labs; dedicated spaces where a restrictive set of apps are available, usually within the set opening hours of the lab itself. The alternative is to make every app available on every managed device, but that requires building large and complex images that aren't possible to update mid Semester. It also comes with a huge overhead in terms of hardware costs and refresh cycles...
And 'virtual' labs does not have to mean the use of a complex and expensive VDI setup!
The existing methods of delivering software to campus labs are broken. Turn your existing campus lab spaces into open access or 'virtual' labs and improve student outcomes by delivering any app to any lab device on-demand. And all while reducing the burden, time and cost for IT.
Optimize how you deliver software to campus PC labs and spend more time on strategic IT projects that matter.
Improve the efficiency of how you support your campus labs by delivering apps 'just in time' rather than 'just in case'. By centrally deploying all software titles through a single platform, students can get their work done wherever and whenever they need to, and IT can concentrate on strategic projects like enabling BYOD!
Why do universities still have so many computer labs?
In this session, presented by Pitt State University CIO Angela Neria, learn how AppsAnywhere has helped IT deliver software more efficiently, enabling 'virtual' labs across campus.
A benefit of AppsAnywhere is that it gives you universal lab space. Any software is available anywhere. It improves students' experiences here on our campus because it provides consistent access to software in any lab.
Angela Neria, CIO at Pitt State University