Students without access to software on their personal computers now have access to college licensed software from any device, anytime, anywhere through All Access.
All Access is a cloud based computing system that uses Citrix technologies. It provides users with access to college licensed software.
“All Access really bridges the gap between the haves and the have not’s and offers endless possibilities for expansion,” says Julie Gay, associate professor and director of the mass communication department.
The software offered by this system is often too expensive for students to personally own. All Access makes it available from anywhere that has an Internet connection and on almost any type of device.
Getting started with All Access
Click here for the All Access login page.
The first time a user logs on to All Access they are asked to install a Citrix online plug-in and agree to allow ActiveX controls in order for the application to work properly.
Once the plug-in is successfully installed there isn’t anything else to download and it shouldn’t take too long for a session to load.
It is recommended that users observe the client installation instructions posted next to where they logon for best results with their particular device.
For troubleshooting assistance, users should refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of the All Access Virtual Computing Environment or contact the SLCC Help Desk at 801.957.5555.
Available now, with more to come
Software such as the Microsoft Office Suite 2007 and 2010 are offered through All Access on an unlimited basis and are available to everyone.
Software such as AutoCAD is provided on a limited basis to students enrolled in architecture courses.
Requests for access to course specific software can be made through the technology department by an instructor.
Plans to make additional software such as Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 which includes Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and InDesign are in the works.
They will likely become available through All Access as licensing agreements between the manufacturers and the college become secured.
“All Access is another way [for SLCC] to make [software] applications available to as many people as possible,” said Casey Moore, director of technology.
Because All Access is platform independent, users can access it from many devices, including MACs, PCs, iPads or iPhones, Android phones or even Kindle Fires.
All users need to logon is their MyPage username and password.