Description: This is a short tutorial on CSUN’s new virtual software library, or VSL, which provides remote and on-campus access to lab and course software.
This is a short tutorial on CSUN’s new virtual software library, or VSL, which provides remote and on-campus access to lab and course software. It can be used with a PC, Mac, Linux or mobile computing device, the VSL can be accessed via your internet browser, Firefox, IE or Safari are supported in your browser address field.
Type VSL at CSUN edu, the login screen displays, enter your CSUN user name and CSUN password, select a Log On button to launch. The first time you log in, you may prompted to install the Citrix plug-in client, select the checkbox to agree with the Citrix license agreement. Next, select the Install button, the opening Citrix Online plug-in executable box displays, select the Save File button, the Citrix plug-in will download.
Once the install download completes, select the Continue button, the main window displays showing the application available. Application access is based on your course participation, in this main window, select the application you want to launch, select a Yes button to allow this remote application to access your files on your computer. Use the file menu to open a file, then the open dialog box display, locate your file and select the Open button, be sure to save your work, or you will lost your data.
When your session ends, there are a variety of storage options available. VSL high speed storage option is recommended to save your work. From the file menu, select Save As, select computer from the left pane and scroll down to view network location. Select the recommended VSL Drive in the open button, it is important that you log off and close the application and connections.
Properly do this by selecting the red X in the upper right corner, you return to the main window, disconnect the session by selecting the log off drop-down arrow disconnect option, you have properly logged off and released the license for the next person to use.
If you need help, the IT Help Center is ready to help you. Contact them by phone online chat or in person on the VSL project page. I hope you found it helpful.