A neat feature of DaDesktop is the ability for course participants to be able to freely and easily continue using their course machine for practise after their course has finished. The participants are asked by email before the end of the course whether they wish to be able to continue to use their desktop machine once the course has finished.


Participants can continue using their Desktop lab even after the course has finished

Each participant's course desktop is normally removed a short time after the course ends. If you wish to keep your desktop to practise your lab on the course, then you can clone your course desktop to a 'Standalone Desktop' to use the machine for later use.Clone machine after course

Please visit your Course, and your Desktop machine and click the 'Use desktop after course' next to your machine.


Notes on cloning course machine

Next, DaDesktop explains the simple process and allows you to 'Enable' this operation.

Once Enabled, you will see the following shown next to your course machine

Clone of desktop enabled

To access your Standalone machine once the course is finished, click on Standalones menu at top of your screen.

Currently any Standalone machines are free to use, as long as they are being used. Machines that have not been used for a month will be removed, however an email to warn users is sent out in advance to provide ample warning if a user wishes to continue to use any Standalone machines they use.

Please also see this page for details about how you can control keeping your Standalone machine.