Learn how to use Apporto.



Apporto is a virtual desktop environment that provides access to software such as SPSS, SAS, Excel, Mathematica, etc. on a virtual PC interface without having to download the software to your computer. 


How Do I Access Apporto?

Go to and click Log In. Sign in using your Ursinus credentials. Select Launch under Full Desktop.

How Do I Add Apporto to Canvas?

  1. Go to your Canvas course.
  2. Go to Modules and click on the + icon next to the module you wish to add it to.
  3. Choose External Tool from the dropdown list and select Apporto. Scroll down and choose to Load in a new tab. Select Add Item. 

How Do I Use Apporto? 

Within the virtual desktop you can:

  • Access software by clicking on the preferred software icon on the desktop. 
  • Select the File Upload icon in the top left-hand corner to open or upload a file from your computer in Apporto.
  • Select the File Download icon  in the top left-hand corner to save or download a file created in Apporto to your computer. 
  • Select the Snapshot icon  to take a snapshot of your session in case you need to undo your work.
  • Select the Share Screen icon  to share your virtual screen with others.

Please contact Tech Support if you experience any issues. 

See Also

Apporto Help Center

Need help? Contact Instructional Technology.



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