[updated October 7, 2020] AppsAnywhere is Sheridan's software distribution portal, providing all Sheridan students and employees with an easy way to access software. Software can be downloaded using most modern web browsers, including recent versions of Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Safari.
Software from Microsoft Office 365 and Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) are among the many apps you will be able to access to via AppsAnywhere. Specialized software for students in specific programs as well as software for employees with particular job functions can also be found here.
No. You must have an active internet connection to access AppsAnywhere and download software. However, once you have downloaded the software to your device, in most cases, you will be able to use the software offline. See the More Info link associated with an individual software title and take note of any restrictions or dependencies.
It depends on the technical and/or licensing requirements of specific software. Software listed on AppsAnywhere can be delivered in a number of ways:
* Cloudpaging is an application virtualization service that allows software applications to be deployed on-demand, to computers around campus
When you move your mouse over an app's icon on the AppsAnywhere screen you will see how an app will be delivered. In the example below, moving your mouse over the Adobe Creative Cloud icon will reveal that you need to visit the Adobe website to get the software.
While many software applications are available for all Sheridan staff and students some titles are only made available for specific groups and/or individuals.
For example, some software may be only licensed for use in a specific program and/or course. As such, only those students enrolled and the faculty teaching those courses will be able to see that application when AppsAnywhere is launched.
Sometimes a student may not see an application while other students in their class can. In this case, it is possible that the student is not properly enrolled yet in our system.
It is also possible that a faculty member may not see an application because they are not teaching that specific course that term.
The IT Service Desk can be contacted for more information and assistance.
There are a few different reasons why software may listed as unavailable when AppsAnywhere is launched. Each application is set up with different rules about how it can be accessed. Some examples are:
In the example above there are no restrictions preventing application delivery. All application requirements have a green check mark. However, if one of the application requirements are not met, you will see a red X instead of a green check mark.
In the example below, this user does not have access because they are required to be on-site in order to use the software:
If you have any have questions about application availability contact the IT Service Desk for support.
If there is software you would like to see made available to a class, faculty or employee group, contact the IT Service Desk and an IT staff member will work with you on your request.
Access to some resources may be on a term to term basis and sometimes there is a limit to the number of devices you can run the software on simultaneously. The more info button associated with each title listed on AppsAnywhere will reveal any specific restrictions.
If AppsAnywhere is not validating and/or the validation prompt does not appear in your browser window try one or more of the following to resolve the issue:
Generally, Cloudpaged applications open at a similar speed to locally installed software. However, the first time that an application is launched it can take some time for the software to install. Larger applications can also take longer to install.