Marshall University and the College of Science maintains agreements with various software publishers to provide software for its computer labs as well as for its faculty, staff, and students. Students currently enrolled in COS courses are eligible to receive licenses for a variety of software applications for installation on their personal computer at no cost. These licenses are for use in academic endeavors only. This includes many of the same applications used in COS courses.
Questions and Support
This page contains answers to many common questions regarding the software available through the College of Science. If you still have questions, you can ask your COS professor or contact the College of Science IT Center at email@example.com. Please include your Marshall username and your COS course(s) with your request.
Microsoft Productivity Software
Microsoft 365 Education for Students is a Microsoft 365 plan that is available at no additional charge to current Marshall students, which allows students to install the latest version of Microsoft applications on up to 5 PCs or Macs and on other mobile devices including Android, iPad®, and Windows tablets. It includes 1 TB of OneDrive storage, managed by Marshall University, for schoolwork and homework. In addition, students can edit and collaborate using Microsoft 365 Online, Yammer, and SharePoint Sites.
Learn more about Marshall University's Microsoft 365 plan
Microsoft Developer Software
Accessing the Software
When accessing the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching portal, students will need to sign in using a Microsoft Account tied to their Marshall email (firstname.lastname@example.org). After logging in, the “Education | Get Started” panel will be displayed. Click on the “Software” heading in the left menu to view the full list of available software. The search box and filters directly above the software list can be used to narrow down the list. Note that the search box at the very top of the page in the blue bar will search the entire Microsoft Azure site.
Downloading the Software
Click on a software title to view a description of the software and options to download it. To download the software, click on the “Generate URL” button to create your unique URL to access the download. Once the URL is generated, copy the entire URL into your browser to start the download. For products that require a Product Key, there will be a “View Key” button to request one.
Each account is eligible to order only one (1) of each product offered. In cases where there are multiple versions of a given product (e.g. 32-bit and 64-bit versions), each user is typically eligible to order only one version of the product. A user’s eligibility for a version of a product can be viewed on the detail page for the product/version. Microsoft products can generally be kept as long as desired for academic or educational use.
Access the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching portal
VMWare Virtualization Software
Accessing the Software
Virtualization software is made available through the VMWare Academic Software Licensing Program. Students may request access by contacting the contact the College of Science IT Center at email@example.com. Please include your Marshall username and your COS course(s) with your request.
Eligible students will receive an email sent to their Marshall email address from firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Welcome! Please redeem your VMWare subscription!” The email will include a link to “login or register an account” with the site (not a Marshall University account) to claim the subscription.
Downloading the Software
Once their subscription has been claimed, students can access the available software through the “Software Products & License Keys” course on the IT Academy portal. The course includes instructions on how to first request 1-year license key(s) and second how to download the product. License keys are distributed via email from IT Academy. Software downloads are distributed through the My VMWare Portal. The My VMWare Portal is also used to sell VMWare licenses, but the free downloads are easily found through the direct links in the IT Academy course main page. Students can also refer to the VMWare IT Academy Student Guide for documentation of the process.
Each account is eligible to order only one (1) of each product offered. In cases where there are multiple versions of a given product (e.g. 32-bit and 64-bit versions), each user is typically eligible to order only one version of the product. A user’s eligibility for a version of a product can be viewed on the detail page for the product/version. VMWare products will only remain valid for 12 months. An account will be eligible to order a product again 12 months after the previous order. Accounts must be active to place orders.
Access VMWare IT Academy