Information School affiliates have access to a variety of software. Information about some specific software titles is below.
Software for Home and Instructional Use
Every UW student, staff member, and faculty member has an Office 365 license. This license allows you to download and install Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Access, Teams) on up to five computers (Windows or macOS). More information about Office 365 ProPlus and how to download it are available at the UW-IT UWare site.
Microsoft Development Tools
Microsoft has made software available to students, staff, and faculty through Azure Dev Tools for Teaching. Through this program, you can download free copies of Windows (client and server), Access, Visio, Project, Visual Studio Code, and SQL Server Management Studio, among other titles. To obtain this software, go to the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching site, enter your UW email address, select "Work or school account," and then enter your UW credentials at the UW login page.
The Information School has an OnTheHub site where you can download various software titles like Parallels Desktop, EndNote, Norton Security and Adobe Creative Cloud. Some titles are free and some titles are discounted.
Overleaf LaTeX Editor
Information School Faculty and Ph.D. Students are eligible for an Overleaf Professional account. Access to an Overleaf Professional account can be provided by contacting iSchool IT.
The Information School has a license for Qualtrics. Qualtrics is a web-based software that can be used to create surveys and generate reports. Access is available to all iSchool students, faculty and staff via this web link: iSchool Qualtrics.
The Information School has a license for ATLAS.ti, a qualitative data analysis software. To access the iSchool's license for ATLAS.ti please see information on this web link: ATLAS.ti license information.
Software in the iSchool Computer Labs
We have installed an extensive collection of software, from a wide variety of companies, on the computers in the iSchool computer labs and on our research workstations. Most applications are market leaders in their particular segment. Generally, we stay current with all major releases of software. Most applications are available on every computer in the iSchool.
We do support the Macintosh platform in the iSchool and are now offering both macOS and Windows on all of the Apple computers in our labs. Students may also provision a checkout server and install an alternative operating system such as Linux.
All UW students, staff, and faculty have accounts on UW servers. The UW servers are part of a Linux cluster managed by UW-IT, UW's central computing-support organization. The UW servers are used for things like web publishing, shell access, and MySQL. The cluster that hosts student resources is called Dante and the cluster that hosts staff and faculty resources is called Homer.