Remote Software Resources
For online or mixed-mode courses the following lab software has been made available via AppsAnywhere or Citrix Workspace.
Software Available via AppsAnywhere
|Cisco Packet Tracer
|Dynascape Color 2.01
|IBM SPSS Statistics
|Psych Sim 5
|R & RStudio
The KPU AppsAnywhere Portal, AppsAnywhere.kpu.ca, is available for both Windows-based and Mac-based computers. Once the student logs into the portal, the portal will determine if the computer is Windows-based or Mac-based and launch software accordingly.
For a Windows-based computer, the portal will launch the application using the AppsAnywhere Client. In this case, the applications will be running on the user’s computer.
For a Mac-based computer, the portal will launch the application using the Parallels infrastructure. In this case, the applications will be running on the cloud infrastructure.
The AppsAnywhere installation guide pertains only for Windows users, there is no installation required for Mac's as the app runs in the cloud.
Citrix Workspace is used only for specific software in the Design, CAD and Horticulture Programs.
We have updated the documentation for Citrix Workspace.
When adding your account, please use the new address kpuworkspace.cloud.com
Log in with your KPU Email Address.
Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe Creative Cloud is a collection of 20+ desktop and mobile apps and services for photography, design, video, web, UX and more. Some of your courses may use this tool for digital course delivery. For more details, click here.
Microsoft Office 365 is available for currently enrolled students.
Get help using Microsoft Office from Microsoft's Support Website
Apache OpenOffice is a free alternative - available at http://www.openoffice.org/
Foxit PDF Reader - to open and read pdf documents. Download Foxit Reader
IrfanView - a free viewer and basic editor for image files. Download IrfanView
All software applications used by KPU (staff, faculty, students, alumni, and contractors, collectively called "users") must be reviewed by Teaching and Learning, Privacy, Information Security and IT and Finance & Procurement if funding is required to purchase the software.
Software reviews ensure that:
- Teaching and Learning has assessed the software.
- A privacy impact assessment has been conducted.
- Legal compliance has been met.
- The software is compatible with current KPU systems and usage policies.
- The software vendor agreement complies with BC and Canadian laws.
Please note that only KPU employees are authorized to submit such requests. If you are a student, you may choose to ask your instructor or your faculty's Dean whether they are willing to support your request. If only a small number of individuals want to use the app you are interested in, there may be a significant delay while waiting for more individuals to express interest.