Virtual Academic Space

For Students, Faculty


The Virtual Academic Space, hosted by Apporto, is the University's virtual computer lab that provides students and faculty with access to software applications commonly found in a campus computer lab or classroom.

How to connect

Log in to > My Apps > Virtual Academic Space. Or, go to and login with your Fordham credentials; you may be asked for multi-factor authentication. The Virtual Academic Space can be accessed via any device. Google Chrome is recommended. No software download or installation is required.


See below for:

  • Available applications
  • Requesting new software
  • Support
  • Recommended network connection
  • Saving files created in Apporto's environment

Standard Virtual Desktop

  • Amos
  • Anaconda
  • Audacity
  • BlueJ
  • Browsers (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox)
  • ChemDraw
  • Mathematica
  • Microsoft Office 365 (log in using your Fordham email address)
  • Microsoft Power BI Desktop
  • Microsoft SQL Server Express
  • Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
  • MS Visual Studio 2019
  • MS Visual Studio Code
  • Notepad++
  • Putty
  • Python
  • R and R Studio
  • SAS
  • Sniffy Pro
  • SPSS
  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Prep
  • Zotero

GPU Virtual Desktop

  • Adobe Creative Suite (log in using your Fordham email address)
  • Blender
  • QGIS
  • VectorWorks
  • VLC

Direct Launch Applications

The following applications have a limited amount of licenses available.  These applications are first come first served.  If you are not able to access the application due to no license being available, please try again later.

  • Mplus
  • MS Project (Course specific license)

Adding additional software to the Virtual Computer Lab

Additional software may be added to the Virtual Academic Space, provided the University owns a valid license for it and it is required by an instructor. Contact the IT Service Desk to make a request and the Office of Information Technology will review the possibility of adding the software to the Virtual Academic Space.

Virtual Academic Space Support

If you have a technical question about Apporto, you might find the answer in the Apporto User quick guide or by visiting Apporto's Help Center. If you have trouble connecting to the Virtual Academic Space on your network or for additional assistance, please contact the IT Service Desk.

Recommended network connection and saving files

For an optimal experience with Apporto, make sure you have a high bandwidth Internet connection. 

  • A wired connection is preferred. WiFi connections may be used, but graphics-intensive applications such as Adobe Premiere may function with delays. Smartphone hotspots are not recommended. 
  • Save your work frequently, especially if your network connection is unreliable. Save your work to your desktop or documents folder on your hard drive. This will ensure access to those files even when your session is disrupted due to a poor network connection.
  • Before you begin working with files in the Virtual Academic Space: If you're using Cloud Mounter to access files from cloud storage services such as OneDrive and Google Drive, copy or drag the files from Cloud Mounter to your desktop.

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