March 20, 2020 | News, Remote Access

Tools for UK Universities Transitioning to Remote Delivery

Whether students are returning home or remaining on campus for the time being, having access to university resources from remote locations is of utmost importance.

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Now more than ever, students need support from the academic community. Colleges and universities across the UK are transitioning to home learning and remote delivery in short order.

Whether students are returning home or remaining on campus for the time being, having access to university resources from remote locations is of utmost importance.

To support student success during this time, our development team has created a new tool to help students securely access computers on campus from remote locations.

LabStats Remote Access Dashboard

The LabStats Remote Access Dashboard enables students to quickly find and log into available on-campus computers from the comfort and safety of their homes or university housing.

Remote Access Tool

*Please note: the Remote Access Dashboard runs on LabStats usage data, so universities wanting to use the tool will need to have LabStats installed on the machines they wish to make available to students. Thanks to our API in the Netherlands, installation is a quick, secure process. 

What is LabStats?

LabStats is a computer lab monitoring software that surfaces usage data to university professionals. Hardware and software usage data helps IT departments understand what students need in new and changing environments. Traditionally used to monitor hardware and software on campus, LabStats can also monitor remote access of campus resources. 

LabStats has been providing colleges and universities with secure, reliable computer monitoring software for over 15 years, including dozens of organisations across the UK.

How to Set Up LabStats Remote Access Dashboard

The LabStats Remote Access Dashboard is available now, at no additional cost to LabStats users. 

If you already have LabStats installed on campus computers, log into your LabStats portal, navigate to the “Lab Tools” tab and click on “Remote Access.” Check the box to enable the Remote Access Dashboard to get started.

If you do not have LabStats yet, schedule a walkthrough and see how the Remote Access Dashboard works. Our team is here to help you mobilise quickly and get your students connected with the resources they need.

Ongoing Support

Our aim is to ensure students in the UK have access to the resources they need during these uncertain times. We are here to support you and make it easy for students to connect with university resources no matter where they may be.

Dozens of universities have already adopted the LabStats Remote Access Dashboard as part of their commitment to the success of their students, whether on campus or at home.

If you have any questions about providing access to campus resources to remote students, we’re here to help.