Remote Access to Labs & Software
In preparation for the fall term, Niagara College has been working on solutions to enable off campus access to software and computers that students will need as part of their studies. Access to these systems is being made available over the next two days. Please review the specific information below, and on the application support pages for setup information.
Apps Anywhere – is the preferred option for accessing software allowing students to download required software directly to their computer. Apps Anywhere is available for Windows 10 based computers and for those students with Macintosh, IOS or Android devices you will still be able to access College systems using Apps Anywhere however you will do so in conjunction with a secondary piece of software called Splashtop described below.
Virtual Private Network (VPN) – is required to run certain applications available through Apps Anywhere. While this service is available to all students, it is not required for most. Please review the detail information under the access instructions to determine if it is required for the software you will be using.
Splashtop – is a remote access solution allowing students to connect directly to on campus Niagara College lab computers to access software require for your area of study. Splashtop requires a reliable internet connection to work properly but is compatible with almost all devices including Windows, Macintosh desktop and laptop computers, as well as Chromebooks, IOS and Android tablets. After connecting to a College lab computer through Splashtop students will in most cases still leverage Apps Anywhere to access applications they require for their course. Apps Anywhere can be accessed from Chrome or Firefox via the shortcut on the lab computer desktop. Please refer to the Apps Anywhere section on this page for assistance with that product. Specialized lab computers are also available to students in specific programs that require them. These programs, typically using high end or proprietary software such as Gaming, Graphic Design, Broadcasting, Dental, and others will see these specialized lab computers when they log into Splashtop.