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Software & Applications

The following links will help you find everything you want to know about software and applications at KU: what software is offered free, what is available at a reduced price, where to get training, and what software is installed in the open computer labs on campus.

KU students can get a free copy of Microsoft Office or Windows, and KU faculty and staff can purchase discounted Microsoft Office and Windows products by choosing from the list below.

Customers are permitted to use software under the terms of a license which sets out what they can and cannot do with the software. Using software in any way which breaches the license, or using software without a license, is considered misuse of software.

  Software/Application Category Eligibility

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect allows you to host live, online meetings from anywhere in the world.
Connectivity Students


GIS (Geographic Information System) software allows you to visualize, query and analyze the geographic aspects of a body of data.
Analysis & Modeling; Teaching & Learning; Research Students
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Autodesk offers a suite of products for 2D and 3D computer-aided design, including AutoCAD.

Analysis & Modeling Students

ChemOffice Ultra

ChemOffice Ultra is a suite of chemistry and biology related software packages.
Analysis & Modeling Students


The Departmental Executive Management Information System (DEMIS) is a web-based planning and management information system.
Campus Applications Faculty/Staff


EndNote is a software tool that helps researchers gather, manage, and cite references to scholarly literature and materials.
Research Students

Enroll & Pay

Enroll & Pay, also known as Campus Solutions, is a Web-based enterprise for student enrollment, payment, faculty grade entering, and more.
Campus Applications Students

ERDAS Imagine

Geospatial image processing and analysis software package
Analysis & Modeling; Research; Teaching & Learning Faculty/Staff


A Web-based tool that is required to enter payments, deposits, expense reports, P-card reconciliations or budget transfers.
Campus Applications Faculty/Staff

KU Anywhere

An extension of the KU VPN (Virtual Private Network) service, KU Anywhere allows secure access to resources on the KU network.
Connectivity; Campus Applications Faculty/Staff


Microsoft Lync allows you to communicate and connect with colleagues using chat, voice, video and online meetings across multiple devices.
Connectivity; Office Tools Students


Maple is a statistical software package for advanced mathematics.
Analysis & Modeling Students


MATLAB is a high-level language and interactive environment for numerical computation, visualization, and programming.
Analysis & Modeling; Research; Statistical Research Students

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is an office suite of desktop applications, servers and services for the Microsoft Windows and OS X operating systems.
Office Tools Students

Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows is a graphical interface operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.
Operating Systems Students


Minitab is a statistical package that provides a broad range of basic and advanced data analysis techniques.
Statistical Research Students


KU uses Oracle as a database management system and for online applications such as Enroll & Pay and HR/Pay.
Databases Faculty/Staff

Read&Write Gold

Read&Write Gold supports people who struggle with reading and writing, learning disabilities and learning English.
Teaching & Learning Students

Red Hat (Linux)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is a version of the Linux operating system (OS).
Operating System
(No technical support provided by KU IT.)

(Exam Creator and LockDown Browser)
Respondus helps instructors create and facilitate online exams.

Teaching & Learning Faculty/Staff


SAS is a flexible and extensible fourth-generation programming language designed for data access, transformation and reporting.
Statistical Research Students


SigmaPlot is a statistical data analysis and graphic visualization package that is part of the Systat software family.
Analysis & Modeling; Statistical Research Students


SoftChalk is a lesson creation tool that allows educators to transform existing course materials into interactive and engaging e-learning content with minimal time, effort and resources.
Teaching & Learning Faculty/Staff

Sophos Antivirus

Sophos Antivirus is software that detects and eliminates viruses, worms and Trojans on your computer or network.
Security Students


SPSS is modular statistics software for the analytical process.
Statistical Research Students


Stata is a command-driven statistical package for statistical analysis, data management and graphic presentations.
Analysis & Modeling; Statistical Research Students

If you have suggestions for software that KU should offer campus wide, please email the KU Hardware/Software Advisory Committee at purchasing@ku.edu. If you need to purchase software for a KU-owned computer and don't find what you need here, please work with your department to purchase the software through the KUPPS website maintained by KU Procurement Services.

Software Training

KU offers free training on select software to the entire KU Community. Click here to view the upcoming workshops being offered.

KU Software Webstore

KU students, faculty and staff can download free and discounted software through the KU Software Webstore. Log in to see what software is available based on eligibility.

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Free Software for Students

Download the free software below, or use additional software online with KU's Virtual Lab.

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