The Catholic University of America

Guide to Software on Campus Computers

This page describes the software currently installed on campus computers provisioned by Technology Services.

The "Office" software set is installed on computers in faculty and staff offices.

The "Classroom" software set is installed on all computers in computer classrooms and labs, and is a superset of the "Office" set.

FAQ for Classroom Software

Software on Campus Computers running Microsoft Windows


Software Purpose Office Set Classroom Set
Windows 10 Enterprise operating system
Office Professional Plus 2016
(Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Publisher, Project, Access, Visio)
productivity suite
Skype video chat
Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser
Google Chrome web browser
Google Drive File Stream application
Microsoft Edge web browser
Microsoft Silverlight application framework
Windows Defender Antivirus
Adobe Acrobat PDF reader
Adobe Flash Player application framework
Oracle Java JRE programming language runtime
Panopto e-learning tool
Lanschool Faculty control of student pc's in labs  
Altera ModelSim hardware description language  
AutoDesk Suite
(AutoCAD and Revit)
computer-aided design  
MATLAB computational software  

Microsoft Visual Studio

programming IDE  
NetBeans/Oracle Java JDK programming IDE  
SolidWorks computer aided design program  
SPSS statistical analysis  
Texthelp Read&Write literacy software  
Turning Point classroom polling software  

Additional Notes

Installation Method

Technology Services deploys the common software sets above through hard drive imaging only.

Software Agents

A configuration management agent (not listed above) is installed on each computer.

Common Software Set Refresh Schedules

Computers in classrooms and labs have their software set refreshed during the summer semester.

The software set on faculty/staff computers is refreshed when the computer is deployed, when it is re-provisioned for a different employee, or as part of a regular refresh cycle.