Remote Access Server

The Teaching Labs offer an NX server for remote desktop connection from home or from your laptop via the wireless network. The NX technology attempts to greatly improve the experience of remote graphical connection over a slow Internet link by optimising perceived speed of response and allowing one to suspend a graphical session and reconnect to it later.

Students working at Teaching Labs workstations or Information Commons workstations
Computer Science students working at Teaching Labs workstations or Information Commons workstations (typically at UofT libraries) can simply click here to connect to teaching labs NX server with a specially crafted profile. To locate a free Information Commons workstation, click here.

Students working on their own computers
In order to take advantage of this method of connection to the teaching labs, you need to download, install, and configure an NX client software, which is available free of charge for Windows, MacOS, and Linux operating systems.

Installing and configuring the NX client for teach.cs

  1. Download the teach.cs key file and save it somewhere on your computer:
    teach_cs_nx_key.key
  2. Download and install the NX client for your operating system:
  3. Follow platform-specific instructions:
  4. Check the FAQ for connection problems.
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