Connecting to CLA-approved qualitative tools
Windows Terminal Server is used to connect to CLA-provided research analysis software, including Atlas.ti, Stata, SPSS, SAS, and ArcGIS. Instructions to set this up on a Windows or Mac computer can be found at z.umn.edu/wtsconnect.
After following the instructions, you will create a remote connection to the University’s computer servers and opens a virtual Windows desktop. You can also access these resource off-campus through a VPN connection. Once connected an in the remote desktop, you can find the software on the Start Menu.
To best access your data while connected to the Terminal Server, store what you need on your University H-drive (Home). This network drive can be 'mapped' on your personal computer for access by following these instructions.
Finally, on Windows computers, to ensure access to your H-drive while connected remotely, there is an option to set in your Remote Desktop Connection client. Go to options, then Local Resources, then 'More' under local Devices and Resources and check the 'Drives' box, as illustrated here:
With this all in place, you can host your research materials on the secure University H-drive and access the CLA-provided analysis software from your personal computer anywhere with an internet connection.