College of Engineering - resources for students
Here are some links to get you started to learn from home. Please contact us if you believe that there is something missing!
For general remote learning info, please see DoIT's "Technology for learning remotely" page: https://it.wisc.edu/learn/guides/learning-online-technology-tips-tools/
A number of CoE Resources require a VPN connection to access. General info on the VPN can be found here: https://kb.wisc.edu/cae/5573
WiscVPN will allow you to access your filespace.
Both CoE and License VPNs may require activation: https://kb.wisc.edu/cae/page.php?id=23424
Unless you need full VPN, you should choose the split tunnel profile.
There are 2 options for remote access to your filespace or groupspace, MyFiles and mapping it as a network drive.
Mapping Filespace: https://kb.wisc.edu/cae/5937
Mapping Groupspace: https://kb.wisc.edu/cae/14012
Due to the anticipated number of students and staff using VPN to access their filespace, we recommend copying any files you will need for the remainder of the semester from your filespace to a UW-affiliated storage option, such as Box, Google Drive, or Microsoft OneDrive.
If you will be using XenApp and will be accessing files or folders that were shared from other students and staff, we would recommend using Box, as shared Box files and folders will show show up in XenApp through Kumo, while files and folders shared in Google Drive or OneDrive will not. If you are not going to use any shared files, all 3 options will work and show up in XenApp via Kumo.
To allow XenApp to access your files in Box, Google Drive, or OneDrive, please link your accounts to Kumo.
For information on engineering software available for Distance Learning, please see CAE's software page here: https://www.cae.wisc.edu/software/
To connect to XenApp, you may need to install Citrix Workspace, or upgrade to the newest version: https://kb.wisc.edu/cae/34018
Unfortunately, some software that you may need to install, such as AutoCAD and EES, is not available on the Mac platform. CAE and the College of Engineering cannot do anything about that, however there are other options.
BOOTCAMP: DoIT has instructions to set up your Mac to dual boot MacOX and Windows. You can find the KB here: https://kb.wisc.edu/20569. This will require you to partition your hard drive.
VIRTUAL BOX: Virtual box is another option. You can find a KB for Virtual Box here: https://kb.wisc.edu/cae/99212
CAE can not endorse one product over the other, nor are we able to provide anything more than best effort assistance with Macs.
If you have any questions, or any suggestions on things to add to this article, please contact the CAE Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org