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Chromebook Guide: Software

This guide contains information about borrowing and using SBCC Chromebooks.

Proctorio

Students may be required to complete online exams using the Proctorio tool. Chrome OS meets the Proctorio Minimum System Requirements and can be used to take proctored exams. 

Google Suite

Being these are Chromebooks, everything related to Google simply works. You will have access to your Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Gmail, Calendar, etc. 

What is VDI?

VDI IconVDI is an acronym for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. VDI provides access to a wide variety of software without ever having to set foot on campus. Think of it as remote controlling a loaner computer here on campus, only from anywhere in the world and from any device. 

The VDI developed by the college includes a number of different profiles. Each profile contains the newest versions of Microsoft and Adobe applications. The profile most SBCC Students would use is called the “Student Desktop.” 

To access the Student Desktop, you need to install the free Horizon VMWare client software on your home computer or use the VMWare html connection to SBCC’s VDI system. Most SBCC campus computers in public use areas, e.g., Library, LRC, and Campus Center, already have the VMWare client software installed.

College Chromebooks have the VDI Client already installed and ready to use. 

Microsoft Office

MIcrosoft Office 2016 is accessible by running the the VDI Client on the Chromebook. Look for the icon below and then login with your Pipeline credentials. You can launch the complete Student Desktop or select the specific application (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access). 

Adobe Creative Suite

Adobe Creative Suite 2020 is accessible by running the VDI Client on the Chromebook. Look for the icon below and then login with your Pipeline credentials. You should launch the Student Desktop for access to Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc).

MatLab

MatLab 2019 is accessible by running the VDI Client on the Chromebook. Look for the icon below and then login with your Pipeline credentials. Select the icon for MatLab

Maple

Maple is accessible by running the VDI Client on the Chromebook. Look for the icon below and then login with your Pipeline credentials. Select the icon for Maple 2019.