Software & Productivity Tools
Software Services provides software analysis, purchasing, licensing, and distribution support to the University community including student labs, classrooms, and faculty/staff use. We work closely with Purchasing to get the best value possible. Once purchased, Software Services evaluates and can help explain licensing options and facilitate installation.
Whether it's major suites like Microsoft Office or Adobe Creative Cloud or lesser-known titles such as SPSS or EndNote we can help you select, buy, and install the software. We can also tell you what software you have obtained from us and assist with re-installation, moving to a new workstation, or transferring to a co-worker.
Most of the software licensed through our office is for installation on university-owned workstations. Some licenses can also be installed on computers owned by faculty, staff, or students. Software purchases are paid using a University budget code. We cannot accept cash payments.
The University Tools and Systems page documents the administrative systems that we use here at Western. Banner, AiM, Nolijweb, myWestern, Bullseye, and Esign Forms are some major ones.
The Communication, Email and Calendars page helps you to use MS Office and other communication tools.
The Student Technology Center can also help you use popular software packages.
- Software Catalog
- Available Software
- Faculty/Staff Software Services Request Form (esign)