Accessing Splashtop Business

This article covers how students can install and run the Splashtop Business app. Splashtop is a software that allows you to connect remotely to an iMac computer with Mac-specific software.

What do you want to do?

Download and Install Splashtop Business

1. Go to the CSUF Splashtop page and click Get Splashtop Business App.

If you are on one of the college pages for CSUF Virtual Labs, you can click on the Splashtop link to get to the CSUF Splashtop page.

CSUF Splashtop page

Go to the CSUF Splashtop page.

Click on Get Splashtop Business App.

You can choose options other than Windows or MacOS, but detailed instructions for installing the app are not available for those options. However, the instructions below may assist in you with installing the app on your device.

download links

Choose the type of device you are installing on.

Windows PC
1. Open the installer file that you downloaded.
downloads folder
2. The installer will automatically run the setup wizard. Click OK when the setup is complete.
installer complete
1. Open the installer file that you downloaded.
downloads folder (Mac)
2. Double click on the Splashtop Business package.
installer package
3. Click Continue on the installer.
installation wizard start
4. Click Install.
standard install
5. Click Close when the installer finishes.
installation success
6. You may want to choose to Keep the installer file as you will need it if you want to uninstall Splashtop Business.
keep installer file
Run Splashtop Business and connect to a virtual Mac

1. Open the Splashtop Business app on your computer/device.

PC: Start > Splashtop Remote > Splashtop Business

Mac: Go > Applications > Splashtop Business

2. Click Single Sign-On login.

splashtop business login

3. Enter your campus email address and click Log In.

You may want to check the Stay logged in option for a faster login the next time you use the app.

enter campus email
  1. Enter your full campus email address (e.g. [email protected]).
  2. Click Log In.

4. Enter your campus email address again and click Next.

Microsoft login

5. Enter your campus password and click Sign in.

Your campus email address should automatically be populated, but if not, you can type it in.

CSUF student authentication

6. You'll be prompted to authenticate with Duo.

Duo push notification

Remember you can use Other options to choose another way to authenticate with Duo.

7. You will see a success message in your browser.

successful login

8. All available virtual computer connections will appear. Double click on a virtual computer to connect to it.

available virtual computers

9. A new window will open with a login screen. Enter your campus username and password to log in.

It may take a few minutes for the virtual computer to connect.

log in to virtual computer

10. You are now connected and can use the virtual computer.

virttual Mac desktop

11. When you are ready to disconnect, go to the Apple menu and select Log Out.

Be sure to save your work to an external source (e.g., Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive) before disconnecting! View instructions on saving files and folders to a cloud app.

log out
  1. Click on the Apple menu.
  2. Select Log Out.

12. Click Log Out again.

It may take a moment for the virtual Mac to log you out.

Log Out confirmation

13. Once you are logged out, click the disconnect icon at the top of the screen. You can now exit Splashtop Business.

disconnect icon

Need More Help?

Contact the Student IT Help Desk at [email protected] or 657-278-8888.

Need a CSUF Dropbox account? Request one at the CSUF Student Dropbox website.