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Mac User Guide

Before You Begin

Before you use BeachApps for the first time, make sure you:

  • Do not use Google Chrome to access BeachApps. Supported web browsers are Safari and Firefox. Google Chrome is not supported.
  • Install the Citrix Receiver client or some features of BeachApps will not work. A guide for installing on Mac OSX is available. If Citrix Receiver is installed correctly, you will see its icon in your Launchpad:

    How to determine Citrix has installed correctly
     
  • Try BeachApps before you need it to complete an assignment. If something isn't working right, contact the Campus Technology Helpdesk (562-985-4959, helpdesk@csulb.edu) for assistance.

Logging in to BeachApps on Mac Desktops and Laptops

  1. In your browser address field enter the following URL: https://beachapps.csulb.edu
  2. Log on using your CSULB User ID# and Password and then click on the Log On button.

    How to log in with CSULB Credentials
  3. When you log on to BeachApps the first time after you install Citrix Receiver, you will be asked to allow your browser to run the Citrix Receiver add-on:
    1. If you are using Safari, a dialog box may appear and ask you if you want to trust the BeachApps site to run the Citrix Receiver plug-in you just downloaded and installed. Click on Trust.

      Trusting the Application when using Safari
    2. If you are using Firefox, a dialog box will appear and ask you if you want to allow beachapps.csulb.edu to run Citrix Receiver.

      Allowing Beachapps to run the Citrix Receiver

      Click on Allow

      Allowing Beachapps to run the Citrix Receiver without blocking
  4. Return to your web browser window - the main window displays showing the applications available to you based on your course participation

    Available Applications Homescreen
  5. Select the program to launch. Once opened, it runs as if it were on your computer.
  6. After you launch an application, a Security Warning dialog box may display. If you want to open or save files to your desktop or laptop computer, click on Read & Write.

    Allowing Read and Write Access with BeachApps

Ending Your Session

It is important that you Log Off and close the application and connectiosn properly once finished using the software. Failure to do so ties up licenses for the next person who wishes to access the software.

To End/Log Off:

  1. Select the Red X in the upper right of the application window to close the application.

    How to Exit the Application
  2. Select Log Off icon at the upper right of the Main window to log out of BeachApps.

    Logging Out of BeachApps