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Each cloud student gets a virtual desktop (view desktop) that they can access from anywhere, inside or outside campus. 


The access the virtual desktop, cloud student has two options; either to install a view client on the machine or html access to view desktop.


Figure 1: View Client Options




Option 1: Install view client

To install the view desktop, cloud students can use the following link. https://vdesktop.citonline.ie/

This link will provide the executable to install view client based on client machine.


Launching View Desktop

When launching view desktop, it will ask for a connection server.

Connection server details: vdesktop.citonline.ie


Figure 2: View Desktop Connection



  • Student enters Student Number and password – Domain is CITONLINE
  • Student uses the same password that is used for email, blackboard and Web4.


Figure 3: View Desktop Login



  • A desktop name will be displayed. Students can select the desktop and click connect.


Figure 4: Connection to View Desktop



  • This will launch the students view desktop.

Option 2: HTML access to view client


This option allows you to access your vDesktop from your browser.


Figure 5: HTML Access



  • It will automatically connect to connection server.

Figure 6: HTML connection to vDesktop


  • Login with student number and password.

Figure 7:HTML access login screen