Software on Campus Computers
University-owned desktop computers provisioned by CPIT for faculty and staff include a standard set of software. Desktop computers in computer classrooms and labs include extra software which can be found on our instructional services software page.
The current list of supported software can be found in the Guide to Software on Campus Computers.
Software for Student Personally-Owned Computers
The University also has a license for Texthelp Systems Read&Write GOLD. You can log in with your NT username and password to access this software when you agree to the terms. You can access this software here: https://computing.cua.edu/support/read-write-gold/.
Select Adobe software is available at prices discounted up to 85% through the Adobe Student Licensing program.
Students may purchase software at reduced academic prices in the Campus Bookstore, located in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center.
Software for Faculty and Staff Personally-Owned Computers
One of the most frequently asked questions from members of the faculty and staff is "Can I get Microsoft Office to use from home?" The answer is Yes!
Because CUA participates in the Microsoft Campus Agreement through the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area, faculty and staff are allowed to order media (DVDs) for work-at-home use at highly discounted prices. You may only order one of each product during the license year that starts Feb 1; you are, however, allowed to order one copy of a NEW revision or version upon its release. Windows upgrades require that a Windows operating system (OS) be previously installed on your computer. Please note that the Work at Home license agreement with Microsoft does not include free access to phone help from Microsoft.
There are additional, significant licensing conditions associated with the use of Work at Home software. Please review these restrictions carefully before purchasing the media. By purchasing the media, you signify your agreement to the licensing terms and conditions.
The software products presently available for faculty/staff purchase through this agreement are as follows.
- Windows 7 Ultimate Edition Upgrade, 32-bit
- Windows 7 Ultimate Edition Upgrade, 64-bit
- Office 2010 Professional Plus
- Visio Professional 2010
- Project Professional 2010
- Visual Studio Professional 2010
- Office for Mac 2011
The Work-at-Home use version of the Microsoft products listed above can be purchased on the Foundation for California Community Colleges website.
Faculty and staff are able to take advantage of the Adobe Student Licensing program to purchase select Adobe products for their personal use at home.
Other software for Personal Use For Faculty and Staff
Through its affiliation with the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area, CUA faculty and staff may purchase Microsoft, Adobe/Macromedia, Autodesk and Quark boxed software products for their personal use at home through ComputerLand of Silicon Valley at substantial discounts.
Read Write Gold
The University also has a license for Read Write Gold. You can log in with your NT username and password to access this software when you agree to the terms. You can access this software here: https://computing.cua.edu/support/read-write-gold/
If you do not have administrative rights on your machine and would like this software, please fill out a ticket at http://help.cua.edu and a technician will assist you.