Virtual Desktops

Blackhawk Technical College Virtual Desktop Environment

Terms of Use

Virtual Desktop Overview

The college’s virtual desktop environment provides a secure, off-campus connection to the Blackhawk Technical College network. The virtual desktop environment is a session-based, non-persistent connection. In other words the virtual desktop will resort back to a default setup after you logout.  The virtual desktop environment is not a workstation replacement because the available software is limited to core applications. The virtual desktop environment is provided to faculty and staff who are not prohibited by contract to work from home.

Security, Monitoring, and Enforcement

Unauthorized use of the virtual desktop environment may result in administrative, disciplinary, and/or legal actions. Blackhawk Technical College reserves the right to view, monitor, and/or record activity with the virtual desktop environment without notice. Any information obtained by monitoring, reviewing, and/or recording may be subject to review by the appropriate authorities. 

Acceptable Use Policies

All other related Acceptable Use Policies including, but not limited to, Board Policy E-610 AR (Acceptable Use of College Computer Equipment and Systems) are in full effect and enforced while using virtual desktop environment.

End User Responsibility

By using your Blackhawk Technical College logon credentials, you are certifying that you are not knowingly posing a threat to the college’s network directly or through the virtual desktop environment. These threats include but are not limited to viruses, malware, spyware, key logging, or other types of threats that may divulge personal information, company information, and/or reduce the performance of network resources. 

You agree to not transfer and/or record personal identifiable information from the Blackhawk Technical College Network.  You agree to follow the laws and policies including but not limited to those in place within the United States of America, the State of Wisconsin, and/or Blackhawk Technical College. These laws and policies include, but are not limited to:

  •  Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C.  1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) - information and resources to ensure compliance with FERPA for on-campus units that must protect the privacy of student education records.
  • Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLB) - information and resources intended to help ensure compliance with the "Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act" or GLB Act for on-campus units handling students' personal financial information.
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)  - information and resources intended to help ensure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for on-campus units handling electronic protected health information (ePHI).

You are responsible for contacting Blackhawk Technical College for copies of referenced policies.

You are responsible for obtaining timely and appropriate approval for use of virtual desktop environment from your supervisor at Blackhawk Technical College.

You are responsible for timely and appropriate notification to Blackhawk Technical College of any breach or possible breach in security, policy, or law that may have occurred while using the virtual desktop environment.

Termination of Access and Changes to Terms

Blackhawk Technical College, including Information Technology Staff of Blackhawk Technical College, reserves the right at any time to deny you access to the virtual desktop environment or any portion thereof. Blackhawk Technical College may change these restrictions and conditions at any time, and you will be subject to the terms and conditions in effect at the time you are using or attempting to use the virtual desktop environment.

By using the virtual desktop environment you acknowledge that, in providing your access to and use of the virtual desktop environment, Blackhawk Technical College has relied on your acceptance of these restrictions and conditions.

USE OF THE VIRTUAL DESKTOP ENVIRONMENT SIGNIFIES YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND ACCEPTANCE OF ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH ABOVE. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, PLEASE EXIT THIS SITE IMMEDIATELY.

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Important InformationIf you have never used Virtual Desktops, please request approval for access from your supervisor, who will in turn submit the request to the helpdesk, signifying their approval.