Bashinsky Lab Anywhere (BLA)

The Bashinsky Lab Anywhere service provides our students with access to many of the software programs needed for their coursework and study that were once only available from within the confines of the Bashinsky Lab.  This service is available to anyone with an internet connection and a registered student account, from any computer, from any location, at any time.

-Spring 2018 Update-

(Please read carefully)

Popular programs such as Minitab, JMP, and SAS are now available to students for direct download at

Contact OIT at 348-5555 or for installation and troubleshooting issues.

Slow download speeds? Prefer remote access? Continue reading for Bashinksy Lab Anywhere instructions.

BLA Lite – Office 365 Exclusively for Mac Users

Follow the instruction in this document to access Office 365 and standard Microsoft applications for Mac

BLA Lite for Mac 365/Office Instructions

BLA Connection Instructions

First Steps:

To access Bashinksy Lab Anywhere and register your account from off-campus or over wifi you must first download and install the UA VPN. 

The UA VPN is a service of the Office of Information Technology.

All inquiries about installation and troubleshooting of the VPN should be directed to OIT.

For your convenience here are direct links to the instructions.

Mac & Windows Instructions


This will require your mybama credentials.

***Duo is now required for VPN access***  If you have the Duo App already set-up you can type “push” in the second password field to send to your phone.

The Duo app also has a passcode for manual entry of the second password.  Link to Duo instructions

Professors/Instructors please see the instructions here to enable vpn access for your courses each semester.

Second Step:

With your UA VPN connection active.

Register your mybama account information with us.

Click Here to Register Your Account


Mac Users:

The Microsoft Remote Desktop App downloaded from the App Store is required.

Click Bashinsky Lab Anywhere link below.


PC Users:

*New Windows Video in-progress.

Click Bashinsky Lab Anywhere link below.

Username:  students\“yourbamausername

Password: “yourbamapassword”

You will use these credentials each time you are prompted for a username and password.

All Culverhouse instructors and staff may use their cba credentials. cba\“yourusername”