Virtual Computing Lab (VCL)

What can VCL do for you?

Without buying software or leaving home, students log on to a VCL computer and access software to create class assignments. Faculty can request a software profile be added to the VCL systems.


Access Software Remotely

Students remotely access software from the Virtual Computing Lab to complete class assignments. Whether you make a reservation (recommended) or log on immediately (there may be a wait), the VCL is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is free to ECU students. To view available software programs or set up a reservation, click the "Connect to VCL" link.


    Request Software for Your Students

    To request a software image for a course, submit the Virtual Computer Lab Image Request form found at the IT Help Desk service request system (see link below). Note that the number of software licenses available will be the maximum number of student connections allowed at any one time. For more information, email

      Please Note:

      • The VCL is not available for use outside of the US due to software license restrictions.
      • The VCL is rebooted daily at 4:00 am. New connections are not allowed as of 3:45 am. Warning messages will be sent as a reminder but please be sure to save all work prior to 4:00 am.