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Logging in to AppsAnywhere for the first time

AppsAnywhere is BCIT’s software delivery platform. Through AppsAnywhere, you can access all the software needed for your coursework without ever needing to visit a BCIT student computer lab. The very first time you connect to AppsAnywhere on a device you will need to follow the steps below to ensure that AppsAnywhere will work correctly (even if you’ve connected to AppsAnywhere on another device previously).

Note: These instructions apply to a Windows environment. If your computer is a Mac you will need to follow instead the instructions for logging in to AppsAnywhere for the first time on a Mac. You may also need to consider setting up a Windows environment on your Mac computer to be able to use most of the software in AppsAnywhere.

Setting up AppsAnywhere the first time you use it

To complete the initial setup:

  1. In a web browser, go to the AppsAnywhere site and login using your BCIT ID and password.
  2. Click on the blue button on the left indicating that it your first time using AppsAnywhere on this device.
    Screen capture of initial AppsAnywhere screen showing two buttons. The blue one on the left says "It's my first time using AppsAnywhere on this device. Let's go."
  3. The Appsanywhere client download will start. Wait for it to complete.
    Screen capture of the notice from AppsAnywhere that your download has started.
  4. Navigate to your downloads and double click the downloaded package.
    screen capture of the downloads view in Google Chrome, showing the appsanywhere setup file
  5. Follow the steps as prompted by the installer to install AppsAnywhere. Depending on your computer’s security settings, you may be asked to confirm whether you want to allow the installer to make changes to your computer. Click OK.
    screen capture of the AppsAnywhere installer window with a Next button at the bottom right
  6. Close the installer when you see the confirmation that the installation was successful.
  7. In your browser, click the Done button.
    Screen capture of the notice from AppsAnywhere that your download has started, with the Done button circled in red
  8. A pop-up will ask if you want to Open AppsAnywhere Launcher. Click the button to do so.
    screen capture of pop-up asking whether the user wants to Open AppsAnywhere Launcher
  9. After a few seconds the validation process will complete and you will see all available applications.
    animated screen capture of the validated appsanywhere desktop with three rows of tiles visible. a user mouses over various tiles to show the different options available including "Launch", "Launch - Use VPN" "Launch in Workspace", "KB Article", "Download Page", etc.