MSVU has many software applications available for use on MSVU and personal devices for students, faculty and staff.
Please refer to each application listed for more information on licensing, installation and support.
ACD/ChemSketch is a free chemical structures drawing package.
Adobe Creative Cloud is a collection of popular applications used for graphic design, video editing, photography (Photoshop) and PDF editing (Acrobat Professional).
ChemDoodle is a chemical drawing and publishing software for desktop, web and mobile for academic and personal use.
Food Processor is a nutrition Analysis software.
Genesis R&D Foods is a software used to create nutrition facts labels.
Office 365 allows you to download the Office suite for free on up to 5 personal devices.
Microsoft Project is a project management tool for organizing and tracking project progress.
Microsoft Visio Professional is a diagramming and vector graphics software.
Microsoft Visual Studio Community is a free IDE used for writing computer programs, websites, web apps and web services.
Maple is math software that combines a powerful math engine with an interface that makes it easy to analyze, explore, visualize, and solve mathematical problems.
Minitab is a statistics package that allows users to break down and analyze complex data sets.
PsychoPy is an open-source cross-platform application for running behavioral science experiments in Python.
PyGame is an open-source cross-platform set of Python modules for writing video games.
PyCharm Edu is an open-source cross-platform IDE specifically to learn programming with Python.
R is a free suite of software for statistical computing and graphics. RStudio Desktop facilitates the use of R.
Sage 50 Accounting
Sage provides students will the free Sage 50 Acccounting student version which can be installed on your home computer for studying and homework purposes. The student version is accessible for 14 months after installation.
SAS onDemand for Academics
SAS OnDemand for Academics provides a no-cost online delivery model to professors for teaching and students for learning data management and analytics. By connecting to a SAS server in the cloud, users access the analytical power of SAS software through a user-friendly, point-and-click interface. This offering of SAS is hosted in the USA and is intended for teaching purposes only.
IBM SPSS Statistics is a suite of advanced applications used for statistical analysis.
Vernier Logger Pro is a data collection tool for science and math education.
For students who do not have any antivirus protection on their computer, there are a few free antivirus options such as Avast! Antivirus and Microsoft Security Essentials.
Free Ad-Aware (Pop-up Remover)
There is another big threat to home PC’s, this is Adware. It is ok to have a couple of different anti-adware programs running, they do not seem to conflict with each other.
A company that offers a free anti-adware program is LavaSoft.
Additional Antivirus notes
Some viruses are really “smart”. The have the ability to hide from antivirus programs. There are a couple of extra things you can do to try and eradicate these troublesome viruses.
Safe Mode – Windows has a mode called safe mode that loads the minimal amount of software that will allow Windows to run. In this mode you can still run Ad-Aware and the Antivirus programs. The advantage of running these programs while in Safemode is that a virus that may be able to mask its presence is usually not loaded in Safemode. This often allows the antivirus to locate and remove even these “smart” viruses:
- To get into smart mode, hit “F8”, the key above #9 key when the PC is booting. There is a bit of timing involved, you need to hit the key just before windows starts loading, try tapping the key once per second after restarting your pc and you get a picture on your monitor. If your timing is good, you will get a text screen and near the top is an entry that says “safe mode” use the up arrow to move up to that entry and hit the enter key.
- Once Windows finishes loading, it will say that it is in a special diagnostic mode.
- Run the Ad-Aware and Antivirus programs in this mode. Once Scanning and repairs are finished, restart the pc and allow it boot normally.