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Printing in GSB

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Before you can print from any application on your rCloud desktop you must first set up a printer on your desktop. Note that only has to be done once.

  1. Log in to your rCloud desktop
     
  2. Right-click on the Printers folder on the desktop

     
  3. Double-click on your program's printer folder

     
  4. The available printers will display

     
  5. Right-click on the printer and choose Connect to download the printer driver to your rCloud desktop (note that this has to be done once per session). Close the folder when you are done.
     
  6. When you are ready to print a document from any application just choose Print and select the printer from your list

     
  7. You will see a confirmation message in the bottom right corner of the window verifying the print status

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Printing - Off Campus

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Before you can print from any application on your rCloud desktop you must first set up a printer on your desktop. Note that only has to be done once a session.

  1. Log in to your rCloud desktop
     
  2. Click on the Start button and then select Devices and Printers to see the printers attached to your local computer

     
  3. Right-click on your chosen printer and select Set as Default

     
  4. When you are ready to print a document from any application just choose Print and select the printer from your list

     
  5. You will see a confirmation message in the bottom right corner of the window verifying the print status

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Saving Your Work

It is not recommended that you save your files to your rCloud profile. There are several preferable options for saving your work:

Permanent Cloud storage accessible anytime, anywhere
Permanent Local Storage
  • Portable storage: external hard drive, USB drive
  • Personal computer hard drive
 Temporary Storage
  • GSB Shared S:  Drive Please note that the S drive contents are deleted at the end of each semester so any work not saved in a different location will be lost.

Keep in mind that the S network drive is not backed up and is only intended to serve as a temporary storage solution while you are working.

To save your  Microsoft Office work using OneDrive cloud storage:

  1. Click on Save As
  2. Click on OneDrive and log in (Note that you have to set up your OneDrive account -formerly called SkyDrive - initially). This will then become your default document storage during your session.

To save files created in non-MS Office programs to your local hard drive:

  1. Click on Computer to display your options
  2. Scroll down to Local Disk (C: on YOURNAME) about halfway down the list, This is your local hard drive on your personal computer. Note that you will also see any other drives attached your local computer listed below your Local Disk (C: on YOURNAME) which you can also select if preferred.

     
  3. Choose the Read/Write option to allow the virtual desktop to access your local computer. 
  4. Click on Users
  5. Click on your name and browse to My Documents, your Desktop, or wherever you wish to store the file

To save a file to Bridges Resources cloud storage:

  1. Download your file to your local computer
  2. Log in to Bridges
  3. Click on Resources
  4. Click on Add
  5. Select Upload File
  6. Browse to the file on your local computer
  7. Upload the file

To save a file to your Google Drive cloud storage:

  1. Download your file to your local computer
  2. Log in to your Google account (gmail.rwu.edu for students; gmail.com for faculty)
  3. Click on the Apps icon
  4. Click on Drive
  5. Click on the Upload arrow
  6. Browse to the file on your local computer
  7. Upload the file

To save to your network Shared ( S) drive:

  1. Click on the Network Drive (S:  on Yourname)
  2. Click on Save

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Software


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Adobe creative cloud
Aleks plugin
Alice
ArcGis
Citrix Receiver
Dr. Java
ebrary Reader
Expression Web
Filezilla Client
Firefox
Flash Player 
Google Earth
Google Google Chrome
IE 11
iTunes
Java 2 SDK
Java Media framework
Java3d
jGrasp
Maple 18
Mathimatica
Microsoft Corporation Silverlight
MS Office 2013
MS Photo Story 3
MS Windows Live Movie Maker
NetBeans
Panopto (Editor and **Recorder)
Putty
QSR Nvivo
QuickTime Player
Scratch
Shockwave Player
Sketch Pad
SketchUp
Spartan '14
SPSS 22
Squeak
Stata
TextPad 5
TurningTechnologies (TurningPoint Clickers)
WMP Plugin

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Hardware Recommendations

Contemplating purchasing a new computer? Check out the RWU Recommendations under Purchase Computer Equipment for Class.

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