• On-campus Science Computing offices are *open* with limited core hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Please contact a Science Computing representative for an appointment.
      • Due to reduced staffing, walk-ins may be disappointed.
      • Virtual support is still available at the above contacts or via Teams.
  • In-person access to the student computing labs (Nexus labs) is not currently available.

SPSS VDI Remote Access (BIOL 361)

SPSS is available for use by Biology 361 students via remote application. Here are instructions on how to access the software remotely:

  1. If you are off campus, you will need to connect to the Campus VPN.
  2. The VDI software automatically has access to your N drive. Map your N drive to the machine you plan to remote in from and put any necessary assignment files in your Documents folder for easy access.
  3. In a browser window, log on to the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure server: https://appweb.uwaterloo.ca/RDweb

  • Enter "nexus\yourWatIAMuserid" and your WatIAM password then click "Sign In."

  • Click on “IBM SPSS Statistics ##; a .rdp file will download to your computer.

    • **Note: Mac users will need to download a remote desktop application from the App Store before they can open the file. We recommend the latest version of Microsoft Remote Desktop (currently 10.5).**

  • Double-click the downloaded .rdp file. This file is a saved remote connection with properties allowing you to connect to the IBM SPSS software.

  • Click "Connect" in the RemoteApp popup window.

  • Enter "nexus\yourWatIAMuserid" and your WatIAM password. Optionally check "Remember me."

  • The software should open automatically on your computer.

  • To access the assignment files from step 2 above, click File > Open, then in the top middle dropdown where it says, "Documents," expand the dropdown and choose your "N: drive." You will then be able to see your assignment files.

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