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BAC Launches The BAC Cloud Canopy

Introducing the latest comprehensive online platform for BAC students around the globe

We are thrilled to announce the launch of The BAC Cloud CanopyTM, a comprehensive online platform to take us closer to our vision of the BAC as a global network, a cloud canopy with virtual touch points meeting the disenfranchised, the marginalized, the inconvenienced, and unconventional students wherever they live in the world.

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Distance Learning Done Right

At the BAC, we believe distance learning shouldn't mean sacrificing a quality education. As a leader in making design education accessible anywhere around the globe while continuing to strengthen our mission, the BAC is making major investments to deliver unique, high-level, high-touch experiences both on-site and online. The BAC Cloud Canopy TM is the culmination of the ingenuity and forward thinking of the College and how it delivers innovative learning experiences to our students across the globe.

Premium Tools Available at Your Fingertips

The BAC Cloud CanopyTM also includes The BAC Cloud LabTM as an important component of our growing technological services. The BAC Cloud LabTM provides access to all software programs necessary for success-regardless of where students choose to study. Now, all the design and productivity software originally only available in the BAC computer labs are available anywhere, anytime, worldwide.

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About The BAC CloudLab

The CloudLab features the full suite of BAC Lab Software. All that is needed is a computer, tablet, or smartphone and a consistent internet connection of 5MBps or better. A dedicated mouse and physical keyboard are also strongly recommended to get the most out of the CloudLab experience.

Software provided on CloudLab includes the Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat and more; AutoDesk software such as AutoCAD, Revit, 3DS Max, Fusion 360, and Maya; ArcGIS Pro; Rhino, with Grasshopper, and GH Plugins; Sketchup; VRay and more.

Access to the BAC's CloudLab is provided for currently enrolled BAC students and currently teaching faculty. One of the major benefits of CloudLab, besides its global availability, is that users can store up to 30GB of files on their CloudLab session, and these files are persistent. This allows the BAC to update to the latest versions of design and productivity applications throughout the year without requiring users to move their files.

How to Access The BAC CloudLab

To login to the CloudLab, currently enrolled students and currently teaching faculty should go the cloudlab.the-bac.edu using a fully featured web browser, such as Google Chrome. Your Login is your current BAC email address password. Please email help@the-bac.edu if you have difficulty logging in.
Access opens two weeks prior to the upcoming semester for registered students and is available until two weeks after the semester ends. As a bonus, students who are registered for the following semester will receive uninterrupted access between semesters.
For tutorials and instructions on accessing and using the CloudLab, including linking your Google Drive and Network folders, please visit the BAC Resources Google Drive folder BAC CloudLab.

Applications available (subject to change):

1. Adobe Creative Cloud:

  • Acrobat
  • After Effects
  • Bridge
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • InCopy
  • InDesign
  • Media Encoder
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro


2. AutoDesk:

  • AutoCAD 2021
  • Maya 2020
  • Revit 2021
  • 3DS Max 2021
  • Fusion 360
  • Slicer


3. MS Office:

  • Word
  • Access
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint


4. Rhino 6

5. Rhino Plugins:

  • Weaverbird
  • Daysim
  • Paneling Tools
  • Radiance
  • Open Studio
  • TT Toolbox


6. Sketchup 2020

7. Yulio for Sketchup, Rhino, and 3DS Max

8. V-Ray for Sketchup, Rhino, and 3DS Max

9. Esri ArcGIS Pro

10. Enscape

11. Lumion with LiveSync for Revit and LiveSync for Rhino

12. Google Chrome

13. Zortrax Z-Suite

14. Wufi

15. ArchiCad 23

16. Blender

17. Climate Consultant