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Who: Students only

What: New virtual computer desktop space will be available through MyCloud

When: March 6, 2017

MyCloud is a UNCG service that offers access to applications and virtual computer desktops over the internet. Beginning March 6, MyCloud student users will have access to the Student Desktop. This new service offering will expand the capability of UNCG’s virtual learning space. It will provide access to a full computer desktop environment that contains much of the software used for academic and research purposes (see: Available Software).

How do I access the Student Desktop?

  1. After logging in to MyCloud (see: Using MyCloud for instructions), click the Desktops icon at the top of the screen.
    Desktops icon
  2. Click the Student Desktop icon and it will open in a new window.
    Student Desktop icon

The environment for the Student Desktop will be similar to Windows 10. When you click the Windows Start button (bottom left) to open the menu of available software, you will see a list of application icons from which to choose.

Student Desktop view

Note: For MyCloud updates that will affect faculty and staff, see: Important Updates to MyCloud for Faculty and Staff.

If you have questions, or need more information, please contact 6-TECH at (336) 256-TECH (8324) or 6-TECH@uncg.edu.