Wednesday, February 21 | 12:00PM–1:00PM ET | Online

Webinar | Access Granted: Practical Examples of Virtual Desktop Solutions in Higher Education

This webinar is a part of the EDUCAUSE Industry Insights series.

Virtual desktop solutions give students wider access to classroom environments and an improved user experience. However, for many higher education technology professionals, challenges remain.

David Yaskin, a well-known education technology innovator and founder of Starfish Retention Solutions, moderates this webinar. Panelists Natalie Montañez, Instructional Technology Supervisor for Research, Teaching, and Learning at UC Berkeley, and Tim Rager, IT Director for the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University, will discuss their experiences implementing Propeller’s virtual desktop solutions in their institutions.

Join us for this live event to hear real-world use cases. You will learn how Propeller solutions were deployed, and the current outcomes. Panelists will share important considerations such as best practices to encourage faculty buy-in, the process of integrating this solution with the institution’s existing hardware and software, and how these virtual desktops impact budgetary considerations.


  • Identify key benefits of virtual desktop implementation for students and faculty.
  • Navigate the challenges of encouraging faculty buy-in for a successful deployment.
  • Address the specific needs of your institution’s hardware, software, and staff.
  • Uncover insights into budgetary constraints and ways virtual desktop solutions can minimize cost impact.

Additional Resource



  • Tim Rager

    Director, IT, Oregon State University
  • David Yaskin

    CEO, CoachHappy

Resources & Downloads

  • Slides

    474 KB, pdf - Updated on 2/21/2024
  • Recording

    Updated on 2/21/2024

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