Spartan GreenSky

Spartan GreenSky is an initiative of USC Upstate to provide anywhere, anytime access to USC Upstate email, files and course-required software for all students, faculty and staff. With Spartan GreenSky users can access any of these services via any computer or wireless device with Internet access, including access to nearly all computer labs and specialized software previously only available in specific computer labs.

Instructors: To request your class be added to a specific pool on Spartan GreenSky, please fill out the form here.

    • Allows users to access any USC Upstate lab computer via their personal computers or tablets.
    • No need to visit a computer lab to get access to course specific software.
    • Allows users to access all lab software from any lab on campus.
    • Users don’t have to visit campus to use the computer labs; now they are available from anywhere you have Internet access.
  • All faculty, staff and students at USC Upstate.

  • This service is free to all students, faculty, and staff at USC Upstate.

  • Computer Requirements:

    Phone/Tablet Requirements:

    1. Download and install the View client on your device.
    2. Open the View client and enter your username and password (same username and password you use for Upstate labs and Email).
    3. Select the computer you’d like to run.
    4. Alternatively, you can access spartangreensky directly through your web browser.

    Note: If you are a faculty or staff member who needs a persistent desktop in order to save data or install software on GreenSky, please request this through the help desk.

  • What is the Cloud?

    The Cloud simply means a service is accessible via the Internet. Software, files and information are not hosted or kept on your physical computer so they are available to you via any device. This includes your email, files, software or even a computer.

    What is VDI?

    VDI is an acronym referring to Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, the practice of hosting the desktop operating system on a virtual machine (VM) running on a centralized server. The computer and all its software is hosted from within the datacenter so management is centralized and much more flexible than managing hundreds of individual physical computers.

    What is Persistent Desktop?

    A persistent desktop allows the user to save files and install programs on their virtual machine. Faculty and staff members may request a persistent desktop if they have a specific need for one - i.e. to replace their physical machine or to allow them to install specialized software on their virtual machine. Once they have access they will login to the faculty/staff pool. Please note that even if you do not have a persistent desktop you can still save work created in Spartan GreenSky to your network drives or a flash drive. Please email the Help Desk to request a persistent desktop or if you have any questions.

    What is a Zero Client?

    A zero client is a piece of hardware that can be used to access Spartan GreenSky if you do not have your own computer. It is essentially a monitor with internet access and they can be found across campus.