Software

ITS provides software packages to assist with productivity, teaching, learning and research, and can assist with software purchasing and license management.

Site licensed software

The University has purchased several site licences for primary software packages. Site licensed software can be installed on an unlimited number of University computers. You can see a full list of these at the bottom of this page.

Request a quote from ITS for all other software not provided under the Victoria University of Wellington site license.

Downloading and installing site licensed software

Microsoft Office suite via Office 365

You can install the standard Office applications such as Word, Excel, and Powerpoint from the Office 365 website directly on to your computer.

Download our instructions on how to download Office 365 on to your computer.

Installing other site licensed software on home computers

Some other software packages can be installed on the home computers of staff or students. There are specific licensing, installation, and usage conditions associated with each package.

You can see which packages can be installed on your home computer in the tables below. For more information, contact the ITS Service Desk or use the software query form in the Staff Service Centre.

Downloading other software

Most of the other available programs can be downloaded either from the Student Software Download website or the Staff Software Download website. If you cannot find the software you require on our download site, contact the ITS Service Desk.

Not all software packages are supported by ITS.

Site licenses

Software packages for which the University has purchased a site license. This list includes tables of the operating systems compatible with the packaged software and whether the software can be downloaded on home computers.

Microsoft Campus Agreement

Software Compatible operating systems Home use availability
Office PC and macOS Staff only
OS upgrade PC only None

Core CAL:

  • Exchange
  • Sharepoint Portal Server
  • System Management Server
  • Windows Server.
PC only None

QSR Site Licence

Software Compatible operating systems Home use availability
NVIVO PC and macOS Staff and students

SAS Institute Inc.—Academic Campus Licence

Software Compatible operating systems Home use availability

SAS Education Analytical Suite:

  • Base SAS
  • SAS access to all major RDBMS
  • SAS e-Learning
  • SAS Enterprise Guide
  • a host of other modules.
PC, macOS, Linux, and Solaris Academic staff and students
JMP software PC, macOS, Linux, and Solaris Academic staff and students

MathWorks

Software Compatible operating systems Home-use availability
MATLAB PC and macOS Academic staff only
Simulink PC and macOS Academic staff only

Other site licensed software

Software Compatible operating systems Home use availability
EndNote PC and macOS Staff and students
Wolfram Mathematica and Alpha ProPC, Mac OS and LinuxStaff and Students

Corel Licence for Learning

Software Compatible operating systems Home use availability
CorelDraw Graphics Suite 12 PC only None
CorelDraw Graphics Suite 11 macOS only None
Word Perfect Office 12 PC only None
Painter B macOS only None
Painter IX macOS only None