Maxwell's IT group, ICT, has built a cluster of virtual machines (VMs) for use by people from this and other classes. The servers have both Anaconda (although a slightly older version) and QGIS. To sign up for access, use the first link below:
When your account is set up, the ICT folks will send instructions on how to get access to the servers.
The link below is a short cut to the page that you'll use to connect once your account is active. However, it will only work if you are using a VPN connection to the campus network (explained in the email from ICT).
Mac users will need to download a copy of Microsoft Remote Desktop. The ICT instructions specify that Remote Desktop 10 is required, and it only runs on macOS 10.12 or later. A workaround is to get to MAXLab in a couple of steps:
If you try this you'll quickly find out if you're a half-full or half-empty person. The half-empty part is that it's a little clunky and confusing since you'll end up going through two machines and will be doing everything through a browser. The half-full part is that it works amazingly well considering that you're going through two machines and doing everything through a web browser.