Using your Applications in the CPCC Cloud.

The following instructions were written using the Google Chrome web browser. All of the information on this page is consistent with any browser that you may be using, but the screenshots and file locations may differ depending on your current browser.

We recommend using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox when working within the CPCC Cloud, although other browsers can be used.

Launching and Logging in to CPCC Cloud.

  1. Launch your internet browser, and enter the following URL in the address bar: https://cloudgw.cpcc.edu. Enter your CPCC username and password and select next.

    Navigate to cloudgw.cpcc.edu and enter your credentials.

  2. Your session will now start. By default you will see your favorites page. To launch and application or virtual desktop simply click the icon and it will open in a new browser tab.

    By default you will see your favorites page.

  3. On the top of your home screen you will see three icons that let you navigate between "Favorites", "Desktops", and "Apps". Click on "Apps" and you will be taken to Applications page.

    The upper navigation has links to favorites, desktops, and apps.

  4. Select "All" on the Apps screen to display all of the applications avaliable to you.

    Select All on the Apps screen to display all of the applications available to you.

  5. Click on the "Details" link for the application you would like to add to your home screen and click the "Add to Favorites button. Click on "Favorites" on the top of the screen.

    To add a favorite app or desktop, select it and click add to favorites.

  6. Your app should now display on your home screen. You can add apps and desktops to the screen at will, and if you wish to customize them, simply drag and drop the icons.

    Your favorites screen is now customized.

  7. To launch a Windows Virtual Enviorment simply click on the desktop you would like to load. In this example, we're loading "Windows 7 with Office 2013". Your virtual enviorment will open in a new tab and begin to load.

    To launch a Windows Virtual Environment simply click on the desktop you would like to load

  8. The virtual desktop will look and work exactly as a physical desktop. If this is your first time using a virtual environment, we strongly suggest taking the Getting started tour.

    The virtual desktop will look and work exactly as a physical desktop.

  9. The virtual desktop will let you open programs as well as search for programs and files. In the below example, Microsoft Word was opened from the start menu.

    Word opened using the start button.

  10. You can find all of the programs available to you by clicking on the Windows Start Button and selecting the "All Programs" option.

    Click the Windows start button and select All Programs

  11. After clicking "All Programs" you will see a folder named "Microsoft Office 2013", clicking on this will expand the directory showing you all of the programs that are inside of that folder. In this example, we have chosen to open Word.

    Open the Microsoft Office 2013 folder to show all programs.

  12. You can also quickly search for a program using the "Search programs and files". Type in the name of the program, and if it is available a link for it will appear in the upper left navigation menu.

    Use the quick search window to find programs quickly.

  13. Click on the link for Word, and Microsoft Word will open.

    Clicking the link for Word will open the program.

 

If you need assistance with CPCC Cloud or would like more information regarding the CPCC Cloud initiative, please review the CPCC Cloud FAQ. For additional technical assistance, please contact the ITS Help Desk using one of the methods below: