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Accessing the VSL for the first time on a Mac:

VSL utilizes a receiver client in order to access hosted Windows, Web, or Software as a Service (SaaS) applications. In order to install that client, please review the steps below.

The VSL works with Safari and Firefox. It will not work with Chrome.

Step 1:

Open a web browser and navigate to https://vsl.csuchico.edu. You should see a login screen like above. Enter your Chico State user name and password in the correct fields.

Step 2:

If this is the first time logging in to VSL from this computer, your screen will appear like the one above. Click the green install button to continue.

Step 3:

After clicking the green install button the Citrix Receiver setup package will download to your computer. Click on your Downloads dock icon and double click the CitrixReceiver.dmg file.

Step 4:

Once the package opens, click on "Install Citrix Receiver".

Step 5:

Follow the on-screen prompts pictured above to complete the installation.

Step 6:

After the installation completes the Virtual Software Library web page will show you one or more application icons. If you are enrolled in more than one course that uses the VSL, you will see applications for each of them. If two courses use the same application, only a single icon for that application will be displayed.

Click on the application you would like to use.

The first time you launch an application or access your local computer's drives through a VSL application you may see a screen resembling the one below. In order for the VSL to function properly, make sure to check the box "Do not ask me again" and then click "Read & Write".

If you need assistance saving and opening files in the VSL. Please read our article about Working With Files in the VSL on a Mac.

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