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If you are a CS student and need an account or a password reset please click here.

General information

  • is the homepage for the UNLV CS instructional lab, TBE B-361
  • Use the general purpose login servers, or for remote logins.
  • and can also be used for remote logins; network & OS programmers must use cardiac
  • Please use a flash drive and/or cloud storage to back up your Linux and Windows files.

UNLV CS lab and server information

  • If you are using a VSCode extension to connect to a CS server please follow these instructions
  • To use the computers in TBE B-361 you must have an account
  • Accounts are automatically created for all students enrolled in CS courses at the beginning of the semester
  • UNLV Computer Science lab account application / password reset - use to reset your password and/or if you need a CS account but did not automatically get one (e.g. if you added a CS course after the beginning of the semester)
  • TBE B-361 computers (except back row) are dual-boot Linux (CentOS 7) and Windows 10.
    • Your files from bobby, sally, cardiac, and java are available on all B-361 Linux computers
  • Lab instructors- current lab instructors, lab schedule, and office hours.
  • Be sure to reboot the systems in TBE B-361 when you are finished
  • Access - how to use your CS account in the TBE B-361 lab and remotely from your home or elsewhere
  • Changing password - how to change your CS password in Linux or Windows
  • Printing - how to print to the student printer, Ponderosa, in TBE B-361 and check your print quota
  • Sending email - how to send email from UNLV CS servers
  • Process control - how to find & terminate processes (for CS 370)
  • CS 135 lab manual
  • System administrator - contact information for the system administrator
  • Report a problem with a CS server, printer, or lab
  • FAQ - frequently asked questions about labs and remote servers

Computing policies and rules

UNLV CS student resources

  • Syllabus information
  • Linux Guide - A helpful guide containing information on how to use Linux
  • Submit script - frequently used for submitting assignments to instructors on UNLV CS servers
  • VirtualBox - Download, installation, and resources for VirtualBox/ Virtual Machines. Includes the UNLV Ubuntu image.
  • C++ syntax
  • C++ Style (Google) - A guide on formatting when writing in C++.
  • Testing and debugging - tips for developing test cases and debugging programs
  • Linux commands - reference and tutorials for useful Linux shell commands
  • Compilers - reference and tutorials for g++ and other compilers on the CS servers
  • Text editors - reference and tutorials for using common Linux text editors (vim, nano, emacs)
  • Academic misconduct - information about UNLV's Student Academic Misconduct Policy with a focus on how it relates to computer programming
  • Prospective student information - information regarding our program and lower level courses for current high school students, AP Computer Science students, transfer students, non-major students, returning students, and current students between semesters
  • Opportunities for students - work, research, and service opportunities and details about student organizations
  • Online judges - details and links to online systems used for programming contests and practice
  • Microsoft OnTheHub/Azure Dev Tools for Teaching (formerly Imagine / DreamSpark / MSDN Academic Alliance) - free software design and development tools from Microsoft, only available for UNLV CS students. Includes various versions of Windows operating system, Visual Studio for Windows and Mac, VMware, SQL Server, Access, Project, Visio, and Azure.
  • Academic Success Center - free tutoring, coaching, and seminars
  • Disability Resource Center - accommodations for students who experience disabilities
  • Programmer traits (PDF)
  • CentOS wiki - Wiki for the CentOS Operating System
  • UNLV WEB HOSTING - UNLV has free web hosting available. You need to Sign in with your ACE account to access it.

UNLV CS wiki instructor user pages

Useful links

Useful software

  • Putty - SSH client for Windows. You can use this to connect to the UNLV servers. Can also be installed on Mac with a Homebrew. For instructions on using and installing Putty, see: Putty.
  • MobaXterm - Another SSH for Windows. Supports multiple sessions.
  • Termius - An SSH client for Mac.
  • WinSCP - A FTP client for Windows. Allows you to transfer files between your computer and the school servers. For instructions on installation and usage, see WinSCP.
  • FileZilla - A FTP client for Windows, Mac, and Linux. For instructions on installation and usage, see FileZilla.
  • VirtualBox - Virtual machine software for Windows, macOS, or Linux. Use this to run other operating systems on your native OS. For instructions on installation and usage, see VirtualBox.
  • VMware - Another virtual machine software for Windows and Linux.
  • Visual Studio - A powerful IDE for developing software. Useful for large software projects.

For instructors