Software for COS Students

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. All students currently enrolled in COS courses are eligible for the program, regardless of major, as long as the student is currently enrolled in at least one COS course.

Available Software

Microsoft Productivity Software

Applications

Word
Excel
PowerPoint
OneNote
Outlook
OneDrive

Office 365

Office 365 Education for Students is an Office 365 plan that is available at no additional charge to current Marshall students, which allows students to install the latest version of Office 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 Office Online, Yammer, and SharePoint Sites.

 

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Microsoft Developer Software

Applications

Visual Studio Enterprise
Access
Visio
Project
Windows
Windows Server
SQL Server

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 (user@marshall.edu). 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.

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.

 

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VMWare Virtualization Software

Applications

Workstation
Fusion
Player
vCenter
vSphere

Accessing the Software

Virtualization software is made available through the VMWare Academic Software Licensing Program. Eligible students will receive an email sent to their Marshall email address informing them that a VMWare subscription has been allocated to them. The email will include a link to login or register an 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.

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.

 

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Wolfram Mathematica Analysis Software

Applications

Mathematica
Mathematica Online
Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Wolfram Mathematica

For three decades, Mathematica has defined the state of the art in technical computing—and provided the principal computation environment for millions of innovators, educators, students, and others around the world. Widely admired for both its technical prowess and elegant ease of use, Mathematica provides a single integrated, continually expanding system that covers the breadth and depth of technical computing—and seamlessly available in the cloud through any web browser, as well as natively on all modern desktop systems.

Accessing the Software

Wolfram products are accessed via the Wolfram portal linked below. When accessing the portal, students must enter their Marshall email address and agree to the privacy policy. The products available to Marshall students will be displayed and will include traditional and online versions where available.

Downloading the Software

Use the Download drop-down displayed below the desired product to select the appropriate version. If prompted to sign in, use your Marshall email address and sign in using the Marshall SSO. The initial download will be relatively small; the majority of the installation files will be downloaded during installation. The first time you run the program, you will need to activate it. Choose the SSO option and follow the prompts in the web page it opens, logging in using your Marshall account.

Eligibility

  • Faculty, staff, and students are eligible to use products on campus or personal machines
  • Agreement supports use of products in instruction and academic research
  • Licensing is renewed annually and is available only to active students, faculty, and staff

Troubleshooting

 

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Other Software

Applications

Antivirus
MATLab
Communications

 

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