IT@UC negotiates with vendors to provide discounts on software for students, faculty and staff.
Software for Faculty/Staff
Adobe Products Expand
Adobe Creative Cloud (for UC employees only)
For employees, the UC contract provides limited licenses for On-premise Adobe Creative Cloud software suite. Please note, the Creative Cloud software may be activated on up to two computers which may be accessed by such Faculty Member or Staff Member using a unique log-in identifier. The Adobe Creative Cloud is a subscription based service, and as such the current monthly charge is $13.67 per license that is subject to change annually. . The Creative Cloud software suite 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.
View a video of the features of the Creative Cloud software suite.
Adobe Acrobat Professional (for UC employees only)
An On-premise Adobe Acrobat Professional subscription is available for $2.50 per month that is subject to change annually. Licenses can be purchased from 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 software.
We encourage users to learn more about this software by logging into UC’s Lynda.com site using your UC credentials.
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.
Ai Squared (Zoomtext) Expand
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 university-owned or leased computers is free for visually impaired, and the license does not expire. Installation on a student-owned computer is not covered under the site license program. Students may use ZoomText in the UCIT Computer Labs.
- Link to a PDF document of the Zoom Text License Agreement Summary.
- Link to download Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- Link to 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.
Fact Mapper Expand
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.
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 $50 from https://uoc.onthehub.com/.
MathWorks MatLab Expand
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 Angelo D'Amato, education account representative, at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the phone at 508-647-7516.
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.
McAfee (Intel Security) Expand
UC has a Campus and School Agreement and Enrollment for Education Solutions (collectively “Agreement”) for Microsoft software products for use in departmental and home use for work-related purposes. All eligible users are herewith notified their use of any Microsoft software is subject to the terms of this Agreement, including but not limited to limitations on liability, disclaimer of warranties and exclusion of remedies. Software may only be used during the Licensed Period; if the Agreement is terminated, or expires, then all software subscriptions must be deleted.
Currently employed faculty and staff are eligible to use software, and consultants and volunteers may be entitled when currently active or performing work of value to the University, such as teaching, counseling, and certain business functions Those having entitlement, may also install the software on a personally owned computer solely for work-related purposes.
Members of the public may access PC’s that remain in University open access labs or libraries, but remote access to these is not permitted.
Following are some examples of those who are not eligible:
- Anyone enrolled exclusively in non-credit courses
- Family and friends who are not employed by the University)
- Conference and seminar attendees
- Retired faculty and staff
Software is not available for work-at-home, since discontinued by Microsoft. Home use will be available after migration to Office365 (email) in the near future.
Microsoft Skype for Business
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 Skype for Business can be found HERE.
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/.
Read & Write Expand
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.
- Instructions 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.
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. Link to 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.
Tableau Desktop is data visualization software that lets you see and understand data in minutes. When used in conjunction with the University’s Tableau Server, it comprises a complete business intelligence software solution. Tableau Desktop is typically used by data analysts or report authors to build and test visualizations prior to publishing them on Tableau Server. You do not need Tableau Desktop to view data visualizations that have been published to the server.
Faculty and Staff who are interested in building and publishing data visualizations are encouraged to try Tableau Desktop for free for 14 days. Downloads are available through the Tableau software page.
Tableau Desktop licenses must be purchased individually, direct from the publisher. Please refer to the Tableau pricing guide for more details. Visit the Tableau Support Page for technical assistance and support questions.
Tableau Server is a data analysis and publishing platform that lets you build, share and interact with web-based data visualizations and dashboards. The University of Cincinnati maintains a site license that allows all full-time and part-time Staff and Faculty to use Tableau Server at no charge.
If you are a data analyst and would like to inquire about setting up a site for your department, or to gain access to an existing site, please submit a Support Request and a service administrator will contact you for a consultation.
Data analysts and report authors: please note that Tableau Desktop is not included in our site license, and must be purchased separately. Please refer to the preceding Tableau Desktop information for more information.
UC Flex Expand
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 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise (only) SAP GUI Client Install/Upgrade - SAP GUI for Windows 10
Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise (only). SAP GUI Client Removal Tool - SAP GUI removal tool
You can find answers to most installation questions by reading the following installation documents for the SAP Windows client: