WebLabs is a service provided by Penn State that allows students to access required software remotely via the Web. This service is great if you need to use a software application and don't have access to your personal copy on your computer. You can use these applications through the web on your computer, tablet, or smartphone!
How Do I Access These Applications?
Once connected to the GlobalProtect VPN, you can now access the WebLabs website.
How is Using WebLabs Different Than Having a Local Copy?
For many reasons, it is always better to have access to your own copy of SAS, SPSS, or Minitab (or use Minitab web) on your local computer. Students committed to Statistical Consulting will want to install SAS and/or Minitab locally whenever possible. This may be a viable alternative for students in classes where SAS or Minitab is used only infrequently. Check with your course instructor to be certain.
WebLabs Do NOT Connect to Your Desktop! - only PASS space and WebFiles
WebLabs does not 'see' your desktop. Still, it will connect with your PASS space, so you MUST be familiar with uploading and managing files within your PASS space to open program files to use this version of the application successfully!
See the "How do I save files to WebFiles off campus?" knowledge base article for more details.