Virtual Computer Lab




Beginning January 1, 2022: Apporto will go into standby mode every day from the hours of 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM. The Virtual Computer Lab will be available but will require a 30 second delay to startup services.


Welcome to UCI’s newest virtual computer lab service. We are excited to offer the ability to run specialized instructional/classroom software within an internet browser. Here are some of the improvements you will notice:

  • Apporto is operating system agnostic. All it requires is an HTML5 compliant web browser (e.g. Firefox, Edge, Chrome or Safari) and you can access the virtual lab from any computer right inside the browser.
  • Apporto opens virtualized instances of only the software you want to use. If you want to run SPSS for example, you just click on SPSS and it opens that software in a virtual container, directly in your browser.
  • Apporto enables you to save files or data in the VCL under your login credentials so you can use that data across applications or come back to it later.

Applications available on the new Virtual Computer Lab Desktop are:

  • Anaconda Python
  • ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS
  • Eviews
  • FlamMap
  • Matlab
  • Microsoft Office 2019
  • SAS
  • Stata
  • SPSS
  • Cran R
  • R Studio

To Start Using Apporto,  go to


Quick Links:

Getting Started

Upload a file to Apporto

Download a file to Apporto


Get Started Now in Three simple steps:

  1. Go to and login with UCINetID
  2. Select your  Application. You may need to enable Pop-Ups for your browser.
  3. Use Application from the Window browser!


Uploading a file

To upload files:

  1. Click on the cloud with an up arrow icon on the top left. (upload to vcl/cloud)

2. Click ‘Upload’

3. Select your file and click ‘Open’

4. Close the File transfer window and your file should now appear on the desktop of the remote computer.

Downloading a file

* Note: the file you would like to download should be on the Desktop of the remote computer. *

To download a file:

1. Click on the cloud with a down arrow icon in the top left corner. (download from vcl/cloud)

2. Click the file you would like to download from the File Transfer Window

3. Click Download. The file will now be downloaded to your web browsers default downloads folder.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions about this pilot or have any problems. Please contact us at the OIT Help Desk at or call 949-824-2222