Software for COS Students

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 cositc@marshall.edu. Please include your Marshall username and your COS course(s) with your request.

Available Software

Microsoft Productivity Software

Applications

Word
Excel
PowerPoint
OneNote
Outlook
OneDrive

Microsoft 365

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

Applications

Visual Studio Enterprise
Access
Visio
Project
Windows
Windows Server
SQL Server

Eligibility

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.

Accessing the Software

When accessing the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching portal, students will need to sign in using their Marshall account. 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.

 

Access the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching portal

VMWare Virtualization Software

Applications

Workstation
Fusion
Player
vCenter
vSphere

Eligibility

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.

Accessing the Software

Virtualization software is made available through the VMWare Academic Software Licensing Program. Students may request access by completing the VMWare Academy Subscription Request form.

Request a VMWare Academy Subscription

 

Eligible students will receive an email sent to their Marshall email address from info@itacademy.brightspace.com with the subject “Welcome! Please redeem your VMWare subscription!”  The email will include a link to “login or register an account” with the site to claim the subscription. Note that this will be a VMWare account using the student’s Marshall email as the username – students cannot use your Marshall account to access the VMWare Academy site. Students can also refer to the VMWare Subscription Guide for documentation of the process.

Downloading the Software

Once their subscription has been claimed, students can access the available software through the “Get VMWare Software & Licenses” menu on the IT Academy home page. The menu expands when clicked to show links to request software licnese keys and to download VMWare products. License keys are distributed via email from IT Academy. Software downloads are distributed through the VMWare web site. The VMWare web site also sells VMWare licenses, but licnese keys requested from the Academy portal can be used to activate the software for 365 days. Students can also refer to the VMWare Licnese Request Guide for documentation of the process.

Access VMWare IT Academy

Wolfram Mathematica Analytical Software

Applications

Mathematica
Mathematica Online

Eligibility

Each account is eligible to access the requested edition following approval of the request. License allocations will be reevaluated each semester. The College of Science reserves the right to revoke licenses to best facilitate the mission of the college. Classroom use will be prioritized.

Requesting the Software

To obtain a license of Mathematica or Mathematica Online, start by completing the Mathematica License Request form.

Request a Mathematica License

Accessing the Software

How to access the software depend on which kind of license you requested.

If you requested a Workstation license…
  1. If your request is approved by the COS IT Center, the COSITC staff will work on installing and licensing Mathematica on the computer(s) you indicated.
  2. COSITC staff will contact you via the provided email when the work is completed or to request additional information.
If you requested a Mathematica Online license…
  1. If your request is approved by the COS IT Center, you will receive an email from Wolfram Customer Support (info@wolfram.com) with the subject, “Your access to Mathematica | Online Comprehensive Site”.
  2. Follow your individualized link in the email to sign in and complete activation.
    Note that you must login using a Wolfram ID and not the Marshall University single sign-on.
  3. Within the box for “Mathematica | Online Comprehensive Site”, click on the Register button.
  4. Complete the registration form and submit.
  5. To access the product, click on the Go to Product button or visit https://www.wolframcloud.com/.
If you requested a Home Use license…
  1. If your request is approved by the COS IT Center, you will receive an email from Wolfram Research Customer Service (orders@wolfram.com) with the subject, “Your Mathematica home-use license order”. This is an intermediate notification email and does not require action. Your license information will come later.
  2. Within 48 hours of receiving the initial notification, your license information will come in another email from Wolfram Research Customer Service (orders@wolfram.com) with a subject containing a case number and “Site Home Use Request”.
  3. Follow the instructions in the license email to register your activation key and download the software:
    1. Visit the Wolfram User Portal at https://user.wolfram.com.
    2. Login using your Wolfram ID or create one (be sure to validate your account via the link sent to your email).
      Note that you must login using a Wolfram ID and not the Marshall University single sign-on.
    3. Open the Registration Form (https://user.wolfram.com/portal/ProductRegistration), copy the Activation Key from your email into the form, and submit.
    4. Select your contact information or enter a new address and click “Finish”
    5. After completing registration, you will be on the Product Information page – product download links are at the bottom of this page.
      Note that the documentation is very large. We recommend the product with the web documentation – unless you have plenty of extra space and will use the documentation heavily and/or while offline.

Other Software

Applications

Antivirus
MATLab
Communications

 

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