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‌Software to help you manage, protect and improve the functionality of your computer:

Downloads for students, faculty, and staff

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Adobe Acrobat Reader is available from Adobe.


All computers connected to the campus network are required to have up-to-date antivirus software installed and enabled. University-owned macOS and Windows computers have Microsoft Defender installed automatically. Faculty, staff, and students may download a free trial of Sophos Anti-Virus from Sophos on their personally-owned computers.


Mathematica is available to students, faculty, and staff from Wolfram.


Matlab is available to students, faculty, and staff from Mathworks. Visit the Matlab page for more information.

Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office (Mac/Windows) is available to students, faculty, and staff from Microsoft on up to 5 devices. Visit the Microsoft Office portal page and log in using your UMassD Logon information. In the upper-right of the portal page, click the Install Office apps menu, and choose an installation option.


Qualtrics is web based, and does not require a download. It is available to students, faculty, and staff via most modern web browsers. Visit the Qualtrics page for more information.


Schrodinger Software Suite is available to students, faculty, and staff. You must be on the UMass Dartmouth Network or connected via VPN in order to run the program. The installers are available to students on flash media and can be signed out through the IT Service Center. Faculty and staff should use the online IT Help form, or contact the IT Service Center at x8900 option 5, or email for more information.

VMWare Fusion

VMWare Fusion is available to students, faculty, and staff. Visit Corsair Desktop for more information.

Web Browsers

Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are available from their respective websites.


Zoom is our campus-wide teleconference solution. Two type of software licenses are available:

  1. All Users: A Basic license allows users to host an unlimited number of one-to-one meetings (meeting host and one participant) with no time limit. A basic license has a 40-minute time limit on meetings with three or more total participants. All UMass Dartmouth students, faculty and staff have access to basic licenses.
  2. Faculty and Staff: A Pro-license allows users to host an unlimited number of meetings of unlimited length for up to 300 participants. Faculty receive Pro licenses automatically, and can use Zoom through myCourses. Faculty and staff should use our IT Help form (login required) for more information.

To install and get started with Zoom, use the instructions below. Note that Faculty Laptop Program (FLP) computers and most university-owned laptops already have Zoom installed. Faculty and staff who have received an email invitation from Zoom should Activate a Zoom License (PDF) instead.

For more information, visit the Instructional Development Zoom page.

Downloads for students only

Mathcad, Solidworks, and other software is available at a discount or for free to many Engineering students. Visit Software available to students for more information.

Downloads for faculty and staff only

Adobe Creative Cloud

The Adobe Creative Cloud suite allows each faculty and staff one installation on a personally-owned computer, and one on a university-owned computer. It includes Acrobat DC, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, and other software titles.

On university-owned computers, faculty and staff can use Self Service to install Creative Cloud. Faculty and staff can also contact the IT Service Center at 508.999.8900 option5, or use our online IT Help form to request installation. 

Follow the links below for installation instructions for personally-owned computers.

Discounted software pricing for faculty and staff

This is managed by a third party vendor (Kivuto) in conjunction with several software companies. All purchasing and licensing are handled directly via Kivuto. Please select University of Massachusetts Dartmouth from the school listings at OnTheHub and then follow the instructions to register on their site. Be sure to save any download instructions or license code emails you receive from them.

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