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UC Riverside is a prime target of attacks from cybercriminals, including but not limited to phishing, ransomware, and job offer scams. Some of these attacks have already claimed victims at UCR this year. The financial, mental, and emotional toll of cyber crime is immense, which is why ITS wants to remind the Highlander community to follow cybersmart practices and remain vigilant when using technology. Visit for current security alerts. Visit for cybersmart tips and resources. 


Information Technology Solutions (ITS) is proud to introduce software virtualization through Apporto, UC Riverside's newest virtual computer lab (VLab) service. Specialized instructional/classroom software can now be easily accessed and run from within an internet browser. Students and faculty simply need to visit and log in using their NetID credentials to access the UCR Virtual Lab app store.  

Users of the new Virtual Lab can upload a document from their computer hard drive or storage device into the virtual environment, work on their documents using the desired application, and then download a copy of their new or revised document onto their computer hard drive or storage device. This feature, along with many others, make the new UCR VLab app store a convenient and user-friendly way for students to perform their coursework without needing to obtain a software license or use a specific computer operating system.  

The new UCR Virtual Lab through Apporto was made possible by the Student Technology Fee (STF).

Currently, all available applications can be accessed through one of two “desktop” views:  

  • GPU Apps Full Desktop features:
    • ArcGIS Desktop 10.8 
    • ArcGIS Pro 
    • Microsoft Office 2019 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • RDS Apps Full Desktop features:
    • EViews 11 
    • IBM SPSS Statistics 26 
    • JMP Pro 15 
    • MATLAB R2020a 
    • Microsoft Office 2019 
    • Minitab 19 
    • R for Windows 3.6.3 
    • RStudio 1.2.5033 
    • SAS 9.4 
    • Stata 16 
    • Wolfram Mathematica 12.1 

For complete instructions on how to use the new UCR VLabread this Knowledgebase article.