As the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department prepares for remote course
instruction, we ask that you download several programs and applications to ease the transition from an in-class to an online format.
1. First, you will need to download and install the Cisco AnyConnect VPN by downloading the file from
The VPN client allows you to run RPI supported software remotely. You will need to
be connected to vpn.net.rpi.edu to run Matlab, COMSOL, Aspen and other programs.
2. Second, many instructors will be delivering live-stream lectures through Cisco
Webex Meetings. You can register for an account and download meeting software by logging into
You should verify with your instructor whether you will use Webex Meetings or another format.
3. Third, recorded lectures, exams, quizzes, and other course materials will be shared through LMS and Box Drive. Box works analogously to Dropbox, except RPI will support 50 GB of free storage to everyone in the RPI community. You can claim your storage space and register for an account at
Once you have an account you should receive an invitation to join a folder shared among your class.
If you have trouble downloading or accessing the SecureCRT VPN, Cisco Webex Meetings, or your Box
drive please visit the IT Services and Support Center (ITSSC) at
If you have questions about a specific class, please contact your instructor.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make this transition.
CBE Faculty and Staff