Duquesne online virtual environment (DOVE) student edition provides remote access to a Windows 10 environment similar to a Windows computer lab machine with a variety of academic software titles.
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Connect to DOVE Student
You can connect to a DOVE Student virtual machine (VM) with your Windows OS or macOS device by doing the following:
- Go to https://vdesktop.duq.edu/.
- Select VMWare Horizon HTML Access.
- Enter your MultiPass username and password.
- Click Login.
- Select one of the available Lab Pools.
- On the "Welcome to the Duq.local (Duquesne) Domain" screen, click OK.
After Windows is finished loading, you will arrive at the desktop. When you are finished using DOVE Student, double-click the Log Off icon located on the desktop.
Note: DOVE Student features a limited number of VMs. If all VMs are in use and you try to connect to DOVE Student, you will receive a message stating "No desktops available." Please check back at a later time for an available DOVE Student VM.
The following software is available on DOVE Student:
- Adobe Reader DC
- Google Chrome
- Microsoft Edge
- Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Publisher and OneNote)
- Mozilla Firefox
- SPSS Statistics
Can I install software on DOVE Student?
You cannot install software on DOVE Student.
Can I print to my local printer from DOVE Student?
Yes. Copy and paste your work from DOVE Student to your local desktop and then print.
How do I transfer files from DOVE Student?
You can transfer files from DOVE Student to your personal computer using your Box, OneDrive or University email account.
Can I use DOVE Student to take an exam with Respondus Lockdown Browser?
No. Respondus Lockdown Browser does not support taking an exam on a virtual machine.
Can I use DOVE Student to access a macOS environment?
DOVE Student only offers remote access to a Windows 10 environment.