AppsAnywhere is BCIT’s new software delivery platform for academic software. Through AppsAnywhere, you’ll be able to access all the software you need to do your coursework anywhere, anytime.
Students: Getting your computer ready for AppsAnywhere
AppsAnywhere packages together several underlying technologies to deliver apps to any computer. To get the most out of this service, follow these three steps to ensure that your computer is ready to run all apps offered through AppsAnywhere. Complete setup only takes 10 minutes.
- Setup AppsAnywhere: this is the core setup—start here first.
- Setup myVPN: enables you to use enterprise-level apps that require a secure connection into the BCIT network.
- Setup Workspace: allows remote access to virtualized desktops and certain apps.
You’re done! Once you have fully setup AppsAnywhere to take advantage of all its features, read the overview to learn more about this new way of accessing your academic apps.
Computer Hardware Minimum Requirements
Apps through AppsAnywhere run using your computer’s processing speed/power and memory, which usually provides a better and faster experience than other remote delivery methods. If you’re encountering poor performance, check out our tips for resolving and avoiding problems with AppsAnywhere.
Wondering if your computer can adequately run the software you need to use for your program? The requirements vary on an app-by-app basis, but at a minimum we suggest these minimum hardware specifications.
Faculty: Getting ready for teaching
Especially if your course or program are software intensive, we want to ensure that AppsAnywhere is going to meet the needs of your students. After you’ve gone through all applicable setup steps above:
- Locate your apps in AppsAnywhere and run them to ensure you know what to expect.
- If you run into a problem, contact the support desk for assistance and if there’s still software that needs to be added to AppsAnywhere, request it.
- If your course requires students to use multiple apps, create an App list to share with them.
More information about AppsAnywhere
- AppsAnywhere overview
- Logging in to AppsAnywhere for the first time
- Logging in to AppsAnywhere for the first time on a Mac
- Creating an App List in AppsAnywhere
- Options for creating a Windows environment on your Mac computer to run apps with AppsAnywhere
- Installing VMware Fusion and Windows 10 on your Mac
- Resolving (and avoiding) common problems in AppsAnywhere
- Using myVPN with AppsAnywhere and Workspace