Information Technology Services

Software and Business Applications

We offer a broad range of software for use under various licensing and contractual agreements. Availability is dependent upon role (faculty, staff, student, visitor or emeritus).

Some software, as negotiated with a variety of vendors, is available for personal use at no cost or at significantly discounted rates.

Access to Software during Covid-19

As you prepare for remote learning, most software available in labs that you may need to continue to use, is available in one of the follow platforms.

Direct installs (through software website)

AppsAnywhere (Virtual Lab)

AppsAnywhere allows you to access campus software from your personal computer without having to install the application on your computer.

  • Allegro Common Lisp Express
  • Eviews
  • Maple
  • Mathcad
  • Matlab
  • Minitab
  • Stella
  • PSpice
  • LTspice
  • SPSS
  • PuTTY
  • RSI Cyclones
  • RSI Seasons
  • RSI Winds
  • R Studio
  • R 3

OnTheHub (personal downloads)

OnTheHub is a service used to provide downloads at discounted educational pricing for installation on personal computers.

  • SPSS
  • SAS
  • JMP Pro
  • Minitab
  • Maple
  • Read&Write

Software Availability

Personal Devices Only (current employees/students)

Microsoft Office - Visit www.office.com for Word, Excel and PowerPoint (@minnstate.edu/@go.minnstate.edu login)
STEM students - Azure Dev Tools for Education formally Imagine/Dreamspark. (@go.minnstate.edu login)
Other Software - Visit our OnTheHub website for personal device downloads

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office 365 is provided by the Minnesota State System Office. Learn more...

Software Version Availability
  Win Mac  Campus Labs AppsAnywhere Personal Use
Access
Microsoft
2019 Yes Yes Download
Excel
Microsoft
2019 2019 Yes Yes Download
OneNote
Microsoft
2019 2019 Yes Yes Download
PowerPoint
Microsoft
2019 2019 Yes No Download
Publisher
Microsoft
2019   Yes Yes Download
Word
Microsoft
2019 2019 Yes Yes Download
Outlook
Microsoft
2019 2019 No Yes Download
Project
Microsoft
2019 Yes^ No No
Visio
Microsoft
2019 Yes^ No No

Limited availability in certain labs, classrooms and offices.

Web graphics and publishing

Adobe Creative Cloud has a new sign-in requirement. Learn more...

Software Version Availability
Win Mac  Campus Labs AppsAnywhere Personal Use
Acrobat Pro
Adobe
CC CC Yes No Sign in to Adobe.com
Dreamweaver
Adobe
CC CC Yes No Sign in to Adobe.com
Fireworks
Adobe
CC CC Yes No Sign in to Adobe.com
Flash
Adobe
CC CC Yes No Sign in to Adobe.com
Illustrator
Adobe
CC CC Yes No Sign in to Adobe.com
InDesign
Adobe
CC CC Yes No Sign in to Adobe.com
Photoshop
Adobe
CC CC Yes No Sign in to Adobe.com
Publisher
Microsoft
2019   Yes Yes Download

Course-based and reference

Software Version Availability
  Win Mac  Campus Labs AppsAnywhere Personal Use
ArcView-GIS
ESRI
9 Yes^ No No
PDS Nursing Scenarios
Pro Dev Scenarios
13 Yes^ Yes No
Respondus
Testing
2016 2016 No No No
Riverside Scientific
Riverside Scientific
5 Yes^ No No
CLEA Exercises
R Foundation
2.15 Yes No No

Limited availability in certain labs, classrooms and offices.

Statistical and mathematical

Software Version Availability
  Win Mac Campus Labs AppsAnywhere Personal Use
Eviews
Quantative Micro
9 Yes Yes No
JMP
SAS
13 Yes Yes Download
Minitab
Minitab
16.4 Yes Yes Download
R
R Foundation
2.15 Yes Yes No
SPSS
IBM
24 Yes Yes Download

Media (audio, video, etc)

Software Version Availability
  Win Mac  Campus Labs AppsAnywhere Personal Use
After Effects
Adobe
9 Yes Yes No
Audacity
Audacity
13 Yes Yes Download
iTunes
Apple
5 Yes No Download
Windows Movie Maker 
Microsoft
16.4 Yes Yes No
Premiere Pro
Adobe
2.15 Yes Yes No
QuickTime Player
Apple
9.4 Yes No Download
Windows Media Player
Microsoft
24 Yes No Download

Browsers

Software Version Availability
  Win Mac  Campus Labs AppsAnywhere Personal Use
Safari
Apple
Yes Yes Download
Microsoft Explorer
Microsoft
Yes Yes Download
Microsoft Edge
Microsoft
    Yes Yes Download
Chrome
Google
    Yes Yes Download
Firefox
Mozilla
    Yes Yes Download

Operating systems

Software Version Availability
  Win Mac  Campus Labs AppsAnywhere Personal Use
MacOS
Apple
10.x Yes No No
Windows 10
Microsoft
10 Yes No Download

Purchasing Software for University - Campus Use

Software Request - Purchase Order (Marketplace)

REMINDER: All software, regardless of cost, require a security and legal review of the Terms & Conditions. 
  1. Create a Requistion/Purchase Order via the Minn State Marketplace system for the software and note in the memo field that software legal agreements will be sent separately.
    • Submit a Requistion/PO for the software indicating if it is a new or a renewal purchase. If new, the vendor may request that the terms and conditions and/or license agreement needs to be signed. If the vendor requires signed documents, please note in the memo of the PO and attach a copy of those documents.
  2. Information Technology Services (ITS) conducts a brief review within 1-2 business days of the request to ensure the requested software is compatible with existing IT systems. If there are any concerns with systems compatibility, ITS will notify the requestor and incompatible software will be denied.

  3. Business Services will send legal agreements to the Minnesota Attorney General Office (AGO) and coordinate paperwork with the department and AGO.
    • If the AGO and the vendor cannot reach agreement on the legal language, the requestor will be notified to select a different vendor.

  4. Upon approval from the AGO, Business Services will continue to process the PO through the normal PO process.

Software Request - Low Cost - Free

If a Requisition/Purchase Order is not possible for software requests, either because the vendor will not allow a PO or because the software is free (no payment is required). In either of these cases, use the following process for a software request:

REMINDER: All software, regardless of cost, require a security and legal review of the Terms & Conditions. 

  1. Submit all PDF copies of the legal agreements (same legal agreements as noted above) to ITS Purchasing with the following information:
    • Requestor’s name, email address, and phone number.
    • Vendor’s name and vendor contact’s name, email address, and phone number.
    • Name of software being requested.
    • Cost of software being requested, if applicable.
    • Describe the data that the vendor is gaining access to. Is any of the requested data private?

  2. If there is a cost for the software, ITS will confirm that you have checked if a PO is or is not an option with the vendor. If the vendor allow PO’s, follow the process described above for Marketplace.

  3. ITS conducts a brief review of the request within 1-2 business days to ensure the requested software is compatible with existing IT systems. If there are any concerns with systems compatibility, ITS will notify the requestor and incompatible software will be denied.

  4. ITS will send legal agreements to the Minnesota Attorney General Office (AGO) and coordinate paperwork with the department and AGO.
    • If the AGO and the vendor cannot reach agreement on the legal language, the requestor will be notified to select a different vendor.

  5. Upon approval from the AGO, ITS will work with the requestor to process the payment on a purchasing card and deliver a chargeback to the requestor’s department.