What is QVT?

QVT is a Windows telnet and terminal emulation program. It lets you log on to remote computers, such as the IT central computing systems (Agora, Atlas, Hera). Once logged on to one of the computers, you can run a variety of programs and perform tasks using QVT.

You must have Windows 95, 98, NT, or 2000 to use QVT.

QVT Download Instructions

Downloading and installing QVT will put the QVT software on your computer. It will also put an icon on your desktop that you can click on to access the central DU computers Agora, Atlas and Hera. To download QVT, you must be connected to the DU network on campus or via telephone modem.

To download QVT from the DU software Web page, please click on the following link:


  1. When the Save As box appears, make sure you select a temporary folder (TMP or TEMP) on your computer's hard drive. This stores the download file in your TEMP folder. You can store the file in any folder - just remember where you put it!
  2. (If you are using Internet Explorer as your web browser, you will first see a screen that displays two options for the file, "Open it" or "Save it to disk." Select "Save it to disk" and then you should see the Save As box.)
  3. Click Save or OK to begin the download.
  4. When the download has finished, close your browser (Netscape or Internet Explorer).
  5. Go into Windows Explorer and double-click on the TEMP folder or the folder where you saved the file.
  6. Double-click on file.
  7. Refresh the TEMP folder by double-clicking on it again.
  8. Double-click on the setup.exe file. This will launch the installer for the software.

QVT Tips

The QVT Session

When you open a QVT session, you will be asked for your login and password. Your login or username is usually the first initial of your first name followed by up to seven letters of your last name. The system will then ask for your password. When you enter the characters in your password, the screen will not reflect that you have entered anything. This is to prevent other people from seeing your password.

Setting up an automatic Agora, Atlas or Hera log-in

To avoid typing in the Host Name (Agora, Atlas etc.) for each session, click on File/Save Configuration. Save the configuration as "Agora" or whatever host you are using. The next time you open a session, you can then just select the name of the system you wish to use.

Configuring the Backspace Key

Do you see ^^]^^[[[[[^^ when you press the Backspace key? To make the backspace work as it would in most word processors, go to Setup/Default Settings/Keyboard. Change the Backspace selection from DEL to BS. The next time you log in and use QVT, you will be able to use the Backspace key to delete mistakes and move the cursor in the reverse direction.