Software - Getting What You Need

UDit provides access to software that helps you accomplish academic and work related tasks. Always make sure the software you need is compatible with the operating system you are using.

OS Recommended
source -
Helpful Options
source - vendor Websites
Mac OS X  Microsoft Office 2011
Novell iPrint

Adobe Flash
Adobe Shockwave
Analystsoft StatPlus:macLE
HP Print Drivers OS X 
Microsoft Silverlight

Windows  Microsoft Office 2013
Novell iPrint (Win 7 SP1, 8, 8.1 only)
Adobe Flash
Adobe Reader
Adobe Shockwave
Apple iTunes & QuickTime
Microsoft Silverlight 

Note: Incoming Freshman, transfer students and new graduate students gain access to as rosters are uploaded based on enrollment in classes. This occurs on a rolling basis beginning approximately 30 days prior to the start of the semester.  New employees gain access when your user account is ready generally within three business days of your start date.

Antivirus Applications

All computers connecting to the UD Network should have an antivirus/antimalware product installed with current definitions updated on a regular basis.

  • Student Owned Machines - use a product of your choice.
  • Faculty/Staff Personally Owned Machines - use a product of your choice. SEP 12 is not available for personally owned machines.
  • UD Owned machines - Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 (SEP 12) is the University supported product. 

Choosing an Antivirus product - you may select a free or paid product from a known provider.  Product reviews may help in making your selection.


Effective March 1, 2015 anyone running a UD provided version of Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 needs to remove it.  If your Mac is property of the university identified with an asset tag, contact UDit to schedule an upgrade to Symantec 12 otherwise use the removal tool provided at the download link.  To open it you may need to hold the control key when you click the program in you downloads folder (bypasses Gatekeeper security setting.)

Specialized Applications

Access to specialized software is based on your role with the University.  Software licensing is for Windows only unless otherwise noted.

Role Application Source
Employees and Enrolled Students IBM SPSS
RealNetworks RealPlayer
SAS (visit the Help Desk in person for the most current supported version - only option for Win 8 users)
Vernier Logger Pro (Mac and Windows) - visit vendor Website for update after installing product
Enrolled Students and Faculty Microsoft Products - Visual Basic, Visual Studio & more

Note: Win 7 OS - Consider using Virtual Clone Drive to mount the iso and install it without needing to burn a DVD -
Engineering (based on course enrollment) Autodesk Products - AutoCAD, Civil3D, Inventor
Mathworks MatLAB
Microsoft Products - Project, Visio
Ni Circuit Design or provided in class
Geology (based on course enrollment) ArcGIS provided in class
Visual Arts Adobe Creative Suite (Mac) provided in class

Note: Students - Additional software required for courses may come with the purchase of a textbook or other distribution means. Should you require assistance installing software from a source other than please provide any instructions or information you have about the software when contacting us for help.

Supported Operating Systems

UDit supports OS versions:

  • Mac OS 10.9.5
  • Mac OS 10.10.5 (preferred)
  • Windows 7 SP1 (limited support through 6/30/20)
  • Windows 8.1 (preferred)

Note: Home and Starter versions of Windows operating system not recommended as full support cannot be guaranteed with University systems and software.

Note: UDit support for Windows 10 and OS 10.11 is limited until third party products required for academics are released, tested and provided for use.  No access to network printing is a known limitation until at least January 2016.  Faculty and staff need time to test products, add-ons, plugins and peripherals before a new OS gains full support on campus once third party vendors release supported product versions.  OS 10.11.1 released 10/22/15 should be installed if you already upgraded to OS 10.11.

Related Links


IT Service Center

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