All NIU students have access to general use computer software virtually via AnywhereApps (Citrix), and some students also have access to additional applications for their major or specific courses. All of these virtual applications are available at anywhereapps.niu.edu and students will automatically see all virtual software applications to which they have access.
Mac Users: If you choose to download the Citrix Virtual Desktop Agent to your computer, you will need to allow the installer to continue. When you receive a prompt stating the download cannot be opened, click OK>. You will be directed to your Security and Privacy settings, click Open Anyway. On the second prompt click Open to continue to the installation process.
To access virtual software applications to which you may have access, please do the following:
NOTE: If you are off campus, you must login to the VPN before you are able to use AnywhereApps.
2a. If you would like to use the Citrix desktop application, depending on your browser, you may need to click Detect Receiver to continue (figure 1), accept the Citrix license agreement and then click Download (figure 2), OR accept the Citrix License Agreement and then click Install. Follow the prompts to complete installation of the Citrix desktop application.
If you encounter errors or have problems running the application using AnywhereApps in class, please inform your instructor. To report problems with the application outside of class, please contact the DoIT Service Desk at (815) 753-8100, or via request form at it.niu.edu and provide the following information:
Note: If you're prompted to Download, Run and Open a Launch.ica File - please see Citrix Support Article for .ica File