Accessing the VCAT App Store:
To use VCAT, simply go to http://vcat.arizona.edu and log in with your NetID and password. The first time you log in to the system using your NetID and password, the VCAT App Store may take a little longer to launch, because your profile is being created.
Navigating the VCAT App Store:
The App Store is where you access all the applications and desktops available to you via VCAT.
For each application or desktop, you will see the name of the application, the application type, and a “launch” button.
There are 2 application types:
- Streamed App: The most common type of app in VCAT. These apps are installed on a server in the cloud and “streamed” to your local computer through a web browser.
- Web App: Applications that run in the browser by design. VCAT simply provides a link to launch these applications.
Sort Applications in the VCAT App Store:
When you log into VCAT for the first time, apps are sorted alphabetically by default. For subsequent logins, apps will be sorted by frequency of use. To sort alphabetically, simply click Sort Alphabetically.
Sort Most Used
After your first login, apps are sorted by frequency of use by default. The most-used apps appear first. You may also click Sort Most Used to sort by frequency.
Search for an Application:
When you search for an application, the system reads the word(s) in your search term as a string of characters (rather than as separate words), and searches for occurrences of the text string anywhere in the application name or the publisher name.
For example, the search term “le” would include the results “Blender,” and “Mendeley Desktop.”
Enter the term you wish to search for in the Search box, then press Enter. The App Store refreshes to display only those applications that contain your search term.
Click the App Store icon to clear the Search box and return to the full App Store.
Launch Apps or Desktops:
To launch an App or Desktop click on the Launch button next to the App or Desktop icon.
Log out of App Store:
To prevent unauthorized access, you must log out of the VCAT App Store when finished with your session.
Click the LOGOUT link in the App Store header. You are returned to the login screen.