Virtual Labs


Virtual Desktops for Students

MET IT is pleased to announce the limited release of our new virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), which will allow students enrolled in online, blended, and on-campus classes to access all of the software required for the courses from anywhere.

To get access to MET Virtual Labs for the class the instructor needs to send a request by completing this form.

  • Minimum Requirements

Most laptops or desktop computer (PC or Apple) that are less than 4 years old will run the VDI client without an issue. Click here to show detailed requirements.

  • Synchronize your account (first-time VLAB users)

If this is your first time using VLAB, please follow this link  to synchronize your BU account to Active Directory

  • Choose a Connection Mode

Using a Web Browser

No need to install additional software
No USB, shared folder or printing available

Horizon Client

Desktop client installation
All features available

To Get Help: (617) 358-5401 or METIT@BU.EDU , indicate that it’s a Virtual Lab issue and include your course name.