You can connect to Teaching Labs using SSH (secure shell). This allows you to log into your account without a graphical interface. This is particularly useful to accomplish tasks such as setting your password, or running and editing files from the command line without the need for a graphical environment. SSH is also useful for transferring your files using a SFTP program.
To use SSH from a Linux, Mac OS X or Windows computer, open a terminal/command prompt and type the following : ssh firstname.lastname@example.org
Substitute your Teaching Labs User Name for username.