UCIT negotiates with vendors to provide discounts on software for students, faculty and staff. View this page on a desktop computer to learn more about and download available software.
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The UC Bookstores have Adobe products available at a discounted price. Please contact the UC Bookstores at 513-556-1700 for more information, and ask for CLP licensing and pricing.
Adobe Creative Cloud (for UC employees only)
For employees, the UC contract provides limited licenses for the Adobe Creative Cloud software suite. Please note, the Creative Cloud software may ONLY be installed on University-owned or University-leased computers. The Adobe Creative Cloud is a subscription based service, and as such there is a monthly charge of $8.33 per license. One license allows for installation on one computer. The Creative Cloud can be requested through the University’s GetIT online ordering portal. Installation of the software will need to be handled through an IT Manager. Once the order is processed, your IT Manager will receive an email with instructions for the installation of the Creative Cloud software.
An overview of the features of the Creative Cloud software suite can be viewed at:
Adobe Acrobat Professional (for UC employees only)
Employees of the University of Cincinnati are pre-licensed for Adobe Acrobat Pro. This software is authorized for download ONLY if you are a current employee of the University of Cincinnati. Once downloaded, this software and the associated serial number may ONLY be installed on University-owned or University-leased computers or networks.
Please use the links below to download Adobe Acrobat Pro:
- Adobe Acrobat Pro 10 for Mac
- Adobe Acrobat Pro 10 for Windows
- Adobe Acrobat Pro 11 for Mac
- Adobe Acrobat Pro 11 for Windows
We encourage users to learn more about this software by logging into UC’s Lynda.com site using your UC credentials. Once you have logged in, we recommend searching for the following course titles:
- Up and Running with Acrobat XI
- Acrobat XI: Creating Forms
- Building PDFs with Acrobat XI
- Up and Running with Acrobat X
- Acrobat X: Creating Forms
Departmental IT administrators are encouraged to review the Adobe Admin Guide and Adobe Customization Wizard to assist their departmental colleagues in the installation of the software. There are also instructions for installation of the software after you have downloaded it - one set of instructions for MAC and a set of instructions for Windows.
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ZoomText is the world’s leading magnification and reading software. With its easy to use features, ZoomText makes computers accessible and friendly to low-vision users.
Operating System: Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Installation on a student-owned computer is not covered under the site license program. Students may use ZoomText in the UCIT Computer Labs.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in using ZoomText.
Visit Ai Squared’s website for more information.
ArcGIS is an integrated suite of advanced GIS applications which includes ArcView, ArcEditor and ArcInfo. ArcEditor has all of the functionality of ArcView and more. Read more about ArcGIS and how to order.
Autodesk provides 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. The software is used in the architecture, building, construction, manufacturing, media and entertainment industries. UCIT licenses the Education Master Suite with the 2014 edition including 28 products. You can order this software by filling out the Autodesk Application (PDF). Completed applications can be faxed to 513-556-1006, or sent via campus mail to the UCIT Help Desk at ML 0658.
3270 Emulator allows a Windows user to access the mainframe. Download the 3270 Emulator.
BI/Query, an enterprise Data Warehouse query and reporting application, requires software purchase and regular maintenance fees. You can learn more about UCIT’s BI/Query support services by reviewing the Applications and Websites page.
BI Web, a thin-client solution that provides Data Warehouse query and reporting capabilities over the Web, can be obtained by contacting the UCIT Help Desk at email@example.com or 513-556-4357.
Macromedia, now part of Adobe, is available at the UC Bookstores. Please contact the UC Bookstores at 513-556-1700 for more information, and ask for CLP licensing and pricing.
Mathematica seamlessly integrates a numeric and symbolic computational engine, graphics system, programming language, documentation system and advanced connectivity to other applications. Read more about Mathematica and learn how to order.
Student software can be obtained for $20 per DVD at the UC Bookstores. For more information, please contact 513-556-1700 and select option “6”.
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MathWorks MatLab Software Suite is a is a numerical computing environment that allows for manipulations, plotting of data, execution of algorithms and more.
Faculty and staff interested in this software can contact the Alyssa Silverman, education account representatice, at Alyssa.Silverman@mathworks.com or via the phone at 508-647-4343.
Student software can be obtained for $99 per DVD at the UC Bookstores. For more information, please contact 513-556-1700 and select option "6". Students can also purchase and download directly from MathWorks. These licenses are perpetual and do not expire.v
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UC has a Campus Agreement (CA) for Microsoft desktop products for work from home and departmental use. You may purchase these products (on CD) for a nominal fee from the University Bookstores.
Here are some examples of those who are not eligible:
- Anyone enrolled exclusively in non-credit courses
- Companies, and their employees, who have been hired on a contractual basis for services on or off campus. (i.e., individuals not directly employed by University of Cincinnati).
- Conference attendees
- Retired faculty and staff
Microsoft Lync is the central Instant Messaging and Conferencing service for faculty and staff at UC. As a complement to the UCMAIL system, it offers these additional Unified Communications features for faculty and staff. Instructions for installing and using Lync can be found HERE
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Please follow these steps to obtain a license and software for personal use:
1. Access, read, and print the Faculty and Staff Software Request Form.
2. Complete and sign the form, if you understand and agree with the terms. As a faculty or staff member, you do not own a license for Microsoft software under this agreement. Your license to access, use or install the software is owned by the University of Cincinnati. But you may install and use the software on your computer at work and also on one computer at home. At the end of the contract period or when your employment at UC ends, you agree to stop using the software and to delete it from your home computer's RAM and hard disk. You also agree not to copy or transfer software.
3. Take the signed form to the UC Bookstores. Your employment status will be verified and the form will be taken for record keeping.
4. Purchase the media from the Bookstore.
Departments are already licensed to install the software on all UC-owned or UC-leased systems. They may purchase media at the Bookstore Computer Shop. When requesting the software, please identify yourself as requesting the software for your department. This option is recommended for site coordinators, technical implementers, LAN and system administrators and others who may be installing software on workstations in their department. Such personnel are not authorized to distribute media to colleagues in their departments for home use. Home use requires the signing of the Microsoft Campus Agreement Work at Home Acceptance Form for UC Faculty and Staff.
Departmental KMS Activation for Windows Vista & 7, Server 2008, and Office 2010:
Two options are available at UC for activating the volume license bits of Windows Vista & 7, Server 2008, and Office 2010:
- The preferred activation method for machines joining Active Directory is to use the Key Management Service (KMS) server for activation. Machines not joining Active Directory can also use KMS. For KMS instructions click here.
- The alternate method for activating Windows Vista Enterprise Edition or Windows 7 is to obtain a Multiple Activation Key (MAK). The MAK will either be supplied with the media or can be obtained by contacting the UCIT Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-556-4357.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise Software (departmental use)
UC departments, faculty and staff are pre-licensed for Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise Software.
You are authorized to download this software from this site below ONLY if you are a current employee of the University of Cincinnati. Once downloaded, this software and the associated Activation Key may ONLY be installed on U-owned or University-leased computers or networks.
Please review the installation instructions after you've downloaded the software.
We encourage users to learn more about this software by visiting the Microsoft Windows 8 website or by logging into UC’s Lynda.com site using your UC credentials. Once you have logged in, we recommend searching for the following course title:
Windows 8.1 Essential Training
R (http://www.r-project.org/) is a powerful statistical computing language, package, and environment for graphics and data analysis. It is FREE and Open Source. It compiles and runs on a wide variety of Windows, Mac OS, and UNIX platforms.
To learn how to use R, please access this tutorial on Lynda.com, which is free for faculty and staff.
To download R, please access this link: http://www.r-project.org/.
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Read & Write software solutions help individuals struggling with reading and writing, those with learning disabilities such as Dyslexia or English Language Learners by ensuring that everyone has the literacy support they need to reach their potential and achieve independence.
Read & Write is available as a free download to UC students Faculty and Staff
Please visit the IT Knowledge Base articles below for Read&Write installation guides.
- Insttructions for installing Read&Write Gold for Windows
- Instructions for installing Read&Write Gold for Mac
Additional voices are available to use. Choose your additional voices from the list below. Once downloaded, start Read&Write, navigate to speech options, press the "Search" button and select your newly installed voice. The voice will be available from the speech options drop down list.
- US English Allison
- US English Samantha
- French Canadian Nicolas
- French Thomas
- German Yannick
- Italian Alice
- Spanish Monica
The following instructions and reference guides will assist you with downloading and using Read & Write.
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The "Fact Mapper" feature available on the Read &Write toolbar contains an extensive image library for use when creating fact maps.
You may also add your own images using the "Fact Mapper Image Uploader Tool." Images uploaded using this tool will be available for use by all copies of Read &Write running within your site. To find out more please refer to the Fact Mapper Image Uploader Help File (PDF).
Convert electronic books created in the NIMAS (National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard) widely used in the United States into html web pages. Once converted, these pages can then be read using Read&Write's web reading features. The NIMAS conversion tool is available via the link below. Download and extract the NimasSetup.zip file and run NimasSetup.exe The NIMAS conversion tool will be extracted to your local machine.
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PDF Accessibility Editor is a unique tool used to set and control the precise reading flow (order) of text and graphics contained in PDF files. This includes control over the finest of details such as reading the caption for an illustration, correct pronunciation of math equations and excluding headers/footers from the reading order.
Note: The PDF Accessibility Editor is currently only supported on Adobe Acrobat version 10 and below.
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Provided you have a copy of Adobe Reader or Acrobat installed on your machine, PDF Aloud will get installed along with your Read&Write software. If however you install your Adobe software after Read&Write or upgrade to a newer version you will need to install PDF Aloud separately. To install PDF Aloud download, extract and run the PDF Aloud installer via the link below.
Testmaker is a tool that allows teachers to quickly convert a Microsoft® Word file into a quiz. Displayed as a toolbar in Word, Testmaker creates secure (not editable) tests. Answers, which are editable, may be recorded via multiple choice, true/false and text fields for short answer and essays. Testmaker is available for free download by UC faculty and staff
Note: The TestMaker is currently only supported on 32bit operating systems.
SigmaPlot offers seamless Microsoft Office integration, so you can easily access data from Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and present your results in Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. With SigmaPlot, you can produce high-quality graphs. Read more about SigmaPlot.
Stata is a complete, integrated statistical package that provides data analysis, data management and graphics. For pricing and purchasing information is available on Stata’s website, by calling 800-782-8272 or e-mail email@example.com.
SurveyMonkey currently offers a 25% discount to Educational Institutions such as the University of Cincinnati. The discount is valid on their Gold and Platinum plans and cannot be applied retroactively. Visit Survey Monkey’s site for more information on plans and pricing.
Users who obtained the previous 50% University of Cincinnati discount will continue to have that discount honored for all accounts, as long as those accounts remain active. If an account receiving the grandfathered UC discount downgrades, it will be subject to the current discount policy if or when it is re-upgraded. Additionally, any new accounts are subject to the current 25% discount policy.
The discount must be applied before the account can be upgraded to the discounted Gold or Platinum plan. If an account is upgraded prior to discount approval, the discount will be applied upon the next renewal period.
The discount is available by request only. To qualify for the educational discount, please email firstname.lastname@example.org from your UC email account and provide your UCID.
The company offers on-line customer support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by contacting the SurveyMonkey Help Center. Customers may also email their support team directly at email@example.com.
At this time, only Platinum plan members have access to English phone support. The Platinum plan pricing includes limited phone support Monday to Friday Midnight to 4:30 p.m. PST.
UC Flex is the name of the integrated Financials and Human Resources business system implemented by the University of Cincinnati. UC Flex incorporates software from SAP, the world's largest vendor of integrated business systems.
Below are the client links for authorized users to download and install the SAP GUI clients. If you need help with installation, call the UCIT Help Desk at 513-556-HELP (4357). You must be signed on as a system administrator to install this software.
Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/8 SAPGUI 7.30 Client Install/ Upgrade - Client for Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/8
Windows XP/Vista/Windows7/8 SAPGUI client removal tool - SAPGUI removal tool
You can find answers to most installation questions by reading the following installation documents for the SAP Windows client: