Your student account will typically be created at the request of your instructor. An activation code will be emailed to you or given in class and you can then use our account activation page to set up your password. You’ll need to complete this step before you are able to use your account.
If you join a class late or otherwise need to request your own account, fill out an account request on the SSCC website. Please include both the course name and number and instructor information to expedite these requests. Once your request has been approved, you’ll receive an email with activation information.
Winstat is the SSCC’s remote Windows server that allows you to run research software, such as Stata, on our powerful servers. There are two ways to access Winstat; through a web browser by connecting to https://winstat.ssc.wisc.edu or by using Citrix Workspace. For most students, the web version of Winstat will meet your needs for class. There’s no need to install any software and it will work from most devices and operating systems, and from any campus computer lab.
If you’d prefer to use Citrix Workspace to connect to Winstat, you can download the program and get instructions for installation and usage from our Using Winstat documentation.
LabStats allows for Remote Desktop access to the lab computers located in 3218 and 4218 Sewell Social Sciences. It is a convenient alternative to Winstat when the servers are busy or for students who have issues connecting to Winstat. For more information, please see Accessing SSCC Lab Computers Remotely.
3218 Sewell Social Sciences is our primary classroom. It has 30 PCs, a printer, a ceiling-mounted projector and supplemental display connected to an instructor station, and sound and microphone capabilities. The PCs have software installed which allows the instructor to control or interact with the students’ computers. Computers can be easily configured to block network and program access for exams.
4218 Sewell Social Sciences is the primary lab for student drop-in use. It has 24 PCs configured identically to the 3218 classroom PCs. It also has printers and a scanner.
A mobile lab of 30 laptops configured identically to our lab computers is available for any class or workshop that meets in the Sewell Social Sciences Building. A projector can be provided with the mobile lab if needed.
2470 Sewell Social Sciences is available for use with the mobile lab or “Bring Your Own Device.” It can accommodate up to 18 students and includes an instructor station with ceiling mounted projector.
SSCC Computers have a rich set of statistical software installed, many of which are not found anywhere else on campus. For a complete list, see our software page.