Horizon MyApps @ Goucher

*Effective July 15th, 2016

What is Horizon MyApps?

Horizon MyApps is a site that allows Goucher users to run specialty software from their own computer through the Horizon Client application. The specialty software is actually running on a Goucher server although it appears to be running from your own computer.

Examples of student software:

  • SPSS
  • MATLAB
  • MS Office 2013 for Windows

Examples of faculty/staff software (dependent on department):

  • Image Now
  • PowerFAIDS
  • PowerCampus
  • Raiser’s Edge
  • MS Office 2013 for Windows

How do I run Horizon MyApps?

Before you begin…

  • On-campus users must be connected to GoucherWifi (not the GoucherGuest wifi signal)
  • Off-campus users must make a VPN connection to the Goucher network.

 

From your PC or Mac computer:

  1. Open a browser on your computer and go to http://myapps.goucher.edu.
  2. Download and install the “VMWare Horizon Client” on your computer.
  3. Launch the Horizon client and double-click the icon displayed there.
  4. Login with your Goucher username and password.
  5. Double-click an icon to launch the selected software.
  6. IMPORTANT! Save documents to COMPUTER (or THIS PC) > G:
    This will save to your user folder on DARWIN (for students) or MAGELLAN (for faculty/staff.

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After downloading and installing the Horizon client, you are presented with this screen (below). Enter myapps.goucher.edu to continue.

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Can I run Horizon MyApps from my phone or tablet?

Yes! A “VMWARE Horizon Client” app is available for iOS, Android, and Windows.

Is there anything I can do if I have technical problems?

If your computer freezes or you have other problems, try the following:

  1. From the VMWare Horizon Client window (not inside one of the software programs), click the gear icon in the upper right and select RESET.
  2. Uninstall the VMWare Horizon Client and reinstall it.

If neither of these steps corrects your problem, contact the IT Help Desk at helpdesk@goucher.edu for further assistance.

Using Box.com

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Goucher provides Box.Com accounts for all current faculty and staff for storing computer files and folders. Files stored in a Box account can be accessed from multiple locations (home, office, etc.), from multiple devices (computer, phone, tablet), and are safe when unexpected technical problems arise (breakage, loss, theft, etc.)

Table of Contents

Upload Existing Content
Use Automatic Sync
Turn Syncing On and Off
Edit File Contents
Share a Link (Others can view only)
Collaborate (Others can edit)
Versions
Download the App
Real Time Co-Authoring

Uploading Existing Content

  1. Open a browser and go to http//goucher.box.com. (Chrome browser works best.)
  2. Login with your regular username and password
  3. Open File/Folder* View
  4. Drag and Drop onto BOX

*NOTE: You can only drag and drop folders onto BOX when using Chrome.

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An alternate way to upload files is:

  1. Go to the folder you would like to upload to.
  2. Click “Upload” in the upper left to upload a file to the folder you are currently in.
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  3. Select “Files” to upload a relatively small number of files.
  4. Select “Folders” to upload one or more folders, or a large number of files.

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Use Automatic Sync

  1. After logging into your Goucher Box account, click on your name.
  2. Click “Get Box Sync”. syncbox
  3. Download and install the program.
  4. You will prompted to set up the connection with your Goucher Box.com account and enter your email and password. Enter your email as firstname.lastname@goucher.edu.
  5. Once the installation is complete and the connection made, a folder called “BoxSync” will appear with your other file locations so you can use Box as a regular drive. Anything saved or changed in this folder on your computer will automatically be uploaded to your Goucher Box account.

*NOTE: This will create a copy of every synced file on the device’s hard drive. For this reason, it is not recommended that BoxSync be installed on home or public computers.

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Turn Syncing On and Off

If you have installed BoxSync on your computer, any files stored in this folder will automatically be synced with your Goucher Box account, but you can turn syncing off at any time if you want to save space on your hard drive but still keep a copy in your Box account.

To do this:

  1.  Log into http://goucher.box.com and find the file you want edit.
  2. Right click on the folder/file or click on the “…” icon next to the folder/file.
  3. Hover over Properties in the drop down and select  “UnSync”.Or alternatively choose”Sync to Computer” to turn on syncing.

 

*NOTE: Unsyncing a folder or file will remove it from the Box Sync folder on your computer. Deleting a file or folder in the Box Sync folder on your computer will delete in Box. If you need to recover a deleted file or folder, see here.

Want to know more about Box Sync? Check here and here.

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Editing File Contents

Option 1: Edit Inside Browser

Some files (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) can be edited in the browser.

  1. Go to BOX
  2. Select File to be edited
  3. Choose “Open With…” and select online option
  4. Edit
  5. All changes will be saved directly onto BOX

*NOTE: If a file cannot be edited in the browser use Box Edit (see below). Alternatively, files that cannot be edited in the browser can be downloaded, edited, and then re-uploaded as a new version on Box.

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Option 2 – Use Box Edit

Box Edit is a downloadable add-on that makes it easier to edit documents that you cannot edit inside your browser.

You can download Box Edit here.

For more information on Box Edit, check here.

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Share a Link

*VIEW-ONLY ACCESS*

  1. Click on the “Share” icon on top of the file/folder
  2. Share via email, or copy and paste the link

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Collaborate

*INCLUDES PERMISSION TO EDIT*

  1. Click on a folder.
  2.  Collaborators will listed in a panel on the right side of the screen.
  3. Click “Invite” to add new collaborators.

Note: Collaborators invited without @goucher.edu email address (including students) will have to sign up for their own Box.com account.

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Versions

  • When you edit a file in the browser or upload a new version of the file, Box overwrites the old version with this new version. You do not need to rename files as “Document Title_version2”.
  • Box keeps the old versions of your files, which means you can always access them. All of the old versions are saved in the version history.

To upload a new version of a file click the “…” to the right of the file and select “Upload New Version”.

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Viewing Version History

  • The version history of a file can be viewed by clicking the “v” below the file name or when previewing a file.
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  • When you look at the version history of a file, the current version is at the top. You can also “Download” or “Remove” (X) any versions. It is also possible to revert back to a previous version of a file by clicking on “Make Current”.
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Download the App

Users wishing to access their Box files on a mobile device such as a phone or tablet should download the Box.com app. An app is available for Android, Apple, and Windows10 devices. The app can be found from the mobile store you use to add any new apps to your device.

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Real Time Co-Authoring

With Box for Office Online, you can edit a document with other users in real time. All changes or edits will be automatically saved to Box. When collaborating on a document, the names of the users will appear in the upper right corner. Each collaborator’s text cursor will appear in a different color and their name will appear next to it.

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How to Install ChemDraw Pro 15

Purpose:

ChemDraw Professional is the complete drawing tool of choice for chemists and biologists to create publication-ready, scientifically intelligent drawings for use in ELNs, databases and publications and for querying chemical databases, now including SciFinder®.

ChemDrawProfessional includes all the features in ChemDraw Prime extended with biopolymer tools, BioDraw, NMR prediction and Name=Structure. It also enables structure data exploration, organization and processing with ChemDraw for Excel, ChemFinder Standard, and ChemScript.

Before You Begin:

  • Make sure you have admin rights to install software. Contact Help Desk if assistance is needed.
  • Use @goucher.edu email address if faculty or @mail.goucher.edu email address if student to create account and download software.

Step-By-Step Instructions:

ChemDraw Professional 15 is available for the Goucher Community by following the instructions from the link below:

How to Install ChemDraw Professional 15

Uploading Audio/Video to GoucherLearn via Panopto For Students

Purpose: 

Goucher College uses Panopto to host a variety of audio and video files. When uploaded, these files become available as links in a GoucherLearn course, where course participants can stream the content to their own computer.

Before You Begin:

Step-by-Step Instructions:

1) Log into Goucher’s Panopto site

  • Go to  http://goucher.hosted.panopto.com
  • Using the USER LOGIN drop-down, select the title GL Production. If the drop down is set to Panopto or GL Development,  change to GL Production and click Log in
  • When prompted, type in your usual Goucher username and password (some browsers will log you in automatically if you are already logged into GoucherLearn)

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2)  On the left side of the page, select the desired folder that matches the correct Course ID. (This will link to the same course in GoucherLearn.)

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3) Click the CREATE button and select “Upload a Video” from the dropdown.

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4)  Click “Choose video or audio files” and browse for the video or audio file you want to upload.

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5)  After the green loading bar underneath the video has filled, it will change to say “processing”. This may take a while to complete. Processing time is dependent on the size of the file, your computer’s processing speed, and the speed and bandwidth of the internet connection being used. Once the video says “processing” it is alright to close the upload window.

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6) If you want to edit the title or description of your video, click on “settings” underneath the video. From here you can edit the name, the description, and a few other settings.

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See also:

Free Study Apps That You’ll Actually Use

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Pomodoro – Allows you to allot time to focus on studying, projects, etc. in productive increments.  Allows you to manage your tasks, track your progress, and maximize productivity by letting you customize how long you want to work and how many breaks to take.

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Evernote – Unlike the “Notes” app on the iPhone, Evernote allows you to log in from any device so that you can add to your notes wherever you have WiFi.  You can also organize them, set reminders, add check-lists, etc.

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Google Drive – Google drive offers free and unlimited storage and connects to your Gmail address.  It’s a good idea to save all your files online rather than to your computer so that if your computer crashes, you can still retrieve all your files from your storage like Google Drive.

Duolingo – Duolingo is a language-learning site that is free and encouraging! You can track your progress and see how far you have to go before become fluent.

Cram – This is a free flashcard app that allows you to customize your cards, read them front to back or back to front, have them read allowed, tracks which you got right and wrong, and can be used on your phone right before your test!

Hemingway – This app brings the Writing Center on the go by highlighting long, dense, confusing sentences or instances of passive voice or adverbs.  It also rates the grade level you are writing on as well as the readability.  While it doesn’t have a phone app, it does have a desktop app so that you can copy and paste your work without opening an Internet browser.

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Khan Academy – Khan Academy is especially good with math training but has a range of subjects from organic chemistry to art history.  It tracks your progress and is always free.

Rainymood – Gives you the comforting feeling of rain to help you focus.

Mynoise.net – A more customizable soundscape app.  You can feel like you’re at the beach, a coffeeshop, in front of a crackling fire, camping in the rain, or you can create your own.

Faculty/Staff Macbook Pro: Apple ID FAQs

  1. What is an Apple ID?
  2. If Goucher IT manages my Mac, why do I need an Apple ID?
  3. What if I have more questions about my Apple ID?
  4. What if I forget my Apple ID or Password?

 

What is an Apple ID?

An Apple ID is your account for everything that comes directly from Apple. This could include:

  • iTunes Music, Movies, and TV Shows
  • Podcasts
  • iBooks
  • iPhone and iPad Apps
  • Mac App Store Apps

Think of an Apple ID as an ownership list. Whenever you purchase, or download a free App, song, movie, etc, it is added to a list of content that you own in your Apple ID. This content can then be used on any compatible Apple device, without having to buy it again! (Note: While they’re both called Apps, Mac App Store Apps, and iPhone and iPad Apps are not the same thing, and can’t be shared across devices.)

Apple IDs, like most other website accounts, tend to be your email address used when you created it. Because the signup process also stores your address and other information to prove your identity, they’re also useful if shopping on the Apple Online Store, or to make reservations at the Apple Retail Store.

 

If Goucher IT manages my Mac, why do I need an Apple ID?

In addition to allowing you access to the iTunes store, and downloading apps onto an iPhone or iPad, an Apple ID allows you to expand the list of Apps that your Mac came with in the Mac App Store. In fact, Apple gives you a few just for being a new Mac owner!

apple appsBy opening up the Mac App Store (click on the blue icon with an ‘A’ on it on your dock), and then clicking “Purchases” at the top of the screen, your Mac will tell you that you have some apps to accept.

Once you sign in on this page, a number of great apps will be automatically added to your account, and begin downloading. Because the apps are now on your account, you’ll be able to update them yourself when necessary!

The apps you’ll get include:

  • Pages: an Apple version of Word
  • Numbers: an Apple version of Excel
  • Keynote: an Apple version of Powerpoint
  • iPhoto: a fantastic photo organizing, editing, and sharing application
  • iMovie: an easy-to-use video editing and sharing application
  • Garageband: an introduction to digital audio recording and music making

 

What if I have more questions about my Apple ID?

Apple’s Knowledge Base has a great set of Frequently Asked Questions about Apple IDs. You can find it at: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht5622

 

What if I forget my Apple ID or Password?

Visit Apple’s reset page at http://iforgot.apple.com, and you’ll be walked through the process of resetting your Apple ID.

As soon as you reset your Apple ID, every Apple device you own that uses it will ask you to re-enter your new password. Just put your new password in and hit “OK,” and it will save the password for future use!