Software and Applications


Software and applications available for free or at a discounted rate to CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus. Search by keyword or filter by the categories listed on the bottom left to find what you are looking for. For software not listed, departments and individuals should make their purchases directly through the CU Marketplace.

  • Adobe Creative Cloud

    Fee for software apple windows Get software
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Design and Development Forms Productivity and Business
    Access Instructions:
    The cost for current faculty and staff is $45 per year. Visit the OIT Adobe Creative Cloud webpage for details about requesting a license. There is no cost for students - go to https://www.adobe.com/ to sign in with your university credentials.
  • Antivirus - McAfee

    Free apple windows
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff
    Category:
    IT Security
    Access Instructions:
    McAfee antivirus software is only available for university owned computers. Contact the OIT service desk to schedule a technician to install this software or see your department's IT Professional for assistance.
  • Audience Response Clickers -Turning Technologies

    Fee for software android linux apple windows iOS
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Instructional Technology Survey tools
    Access Instructions:
    Contact: UCD-OIT-TurningPoint@ucdenver.edu
  • AutoCAD

    Free windows Get software
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Students
    Category:
    CAD Design and Development
    Access Instructions:
    Faculty and students can download AutoCAD, Revit, and other Autodesk products to their own computers from the Autodesk website http://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/all.
  • Canvas

    Free apple windows Get software
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Academic Technology
    Access Instructions:
    Users can log in to https://ucdenver.instructure.com with their CU Denver | Anschutz Passport credentials. Courses and enrollments are automatically provisioned and do not require any additional requests. 

    More information is available on the OIT Canvas resources page.
  • Cisco Jabber

    Free android apple windows iOS
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff
    Category:
    Phones Remote Access
    Access Instructions:

    Please contact the OIT Service Desk to access this feature and provide the following information for one or more users:
    - Current office phone number
    - University username
    - Desk phone current location
    - If more than one phone line must be accessible, please specify in advance

  • Coursera

    Free android apple windows iOS
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Academic Technology
    Access Instructions:
    In addition to more than 170 University of Colorado courses and specializations available, faculty, staff and students can access expanded courses from Coursera for free through the end of 2020. 

    Log in to CU on Coursera through my.cu.edu to get started. Use the How to get started tutorial for help logging in to Coursera.
  • eComm License

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    Eligibility:
    Staff
    Category:
    Marketing and Communications Productivity and Business
    Access Instructions:
    To acquire a license, go to https://www.cu.edu/ecomm/ecomm-request-access for more information. Once you have a license, users can access Salesforce/Marketing Cloud/Cvent at https://www.cu.edu/ecomm/login.
  • EndNote 20

    Free apple windows
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Citation Managers
    Access Instructions:
    Instructions on installation can be found at: ucdenver.edu/endnote
  • Formstack

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    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff
    Category:
    Forms Survey tools
    Access Instructions:
    Request a Formstack account through the OIT service desk then log in with university credentials at https://forms.ucdenver.edu/
  • JMP

    Free apple windows
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Statistical and Mathematical
    Access Instructions:
    Instructions are available on the JMP Pro software site.
  • LinkedIn Learning

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    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Training
    Access Instructions:
    Access to LinkedIn Learning (previously Lynda.com) is available to all CU staff, faculty and students at https://lnkd.in/eDv6GVh.
  • Mac OS

    Free apple
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Operating Systems
    Access Instructions:
    Contact the OIT service desk to schedule a technician to install this software or see your department's IT Professional for assistance.
  • Mathematica

    Free linux apple windows
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Statistical and Mathematical
    Access Instructions:
    Download and follow instructions from http://sitelic.colorado.edu/mathematica/ 
  • MATLAB

    Free apple windows
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Statistical and Mathematical
    Access Instructions:
    Visit ucdenver.edu/matlab for instructions and link to activation key.
  • Microsoft 365

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    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Productivity and Business
    Access Instructions:
    Visit https://www.office.com/ and log in with you university credentials.
  • Microsoft OS

    Free windows
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff
    Category:
    Operating Systems
    Access Instructions:
    Contact the OIT service desk to schedule a technician to install this software or see your department's IT Professional for assistance.
  • NVivo

    Fee for software apple windows
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Statistical and Mathematical
    Access Instructions:
    Visit https://oit.colorado.edu/software-hardware/site-licenses/nvivo or go to CU Boulder OIT’s OnTheHub Software Ordering page
  • Panopto

    Fee for software apple windows
    Eligibility:
    Faculty
    Category:
    Instructional Technology
    Access Instructions:
    Email UCD-OIT-Panopto@ucdenver.edu
  • PGP Encryption

    Fee for software apple windows
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff
    Category:
    IT Security
    Access Instructions:
    Contact the OIT service desk to schedule a technician to install this software or see your department's IT Professional for assistance. The cost for the software is $55.
  • Proctorio

    Free apple windows iOS
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Students
    Category:
    Teaching and Learning
    Access Instructions:
    Faculty who want to use Proctorio to remotely proctor exams need to install the app into their course via the Proctorio Chrome extension. Faculty should reach out to the OIT Service Desk to receive the necessary information for installation. A complete guide can be found here.
  • Qualtrics

    Free android linux apple windows iOS Get software
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Survey tools
    Access Instructions:
    Request a Qualtrics account through the OIT service desk then log in with university credentials at https://ucdenver.qualtrics.com.
  • R

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    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Statistical and Mathematical
    Access Instructions:
    Download R (for free) from r-project.org.  Also available for free is RStudio, a powerful user interface for R.  Download from http://www.rstudio.com/
  • Respondus Exam Builder

    Free windows
    Eligibility:
    Faculty
    Category:
    Teaching and Learning
    Access Instructions:
    Faculty who would like to use Respondus must contact the OIT Service Desk to receive the software key needed to install the software. This is Windows-only software.
  • SAS

    Fee for software linux windows
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Statistical and Mathematical
    Access Instructions:
    Visit https://oit.colorado.edu/software-hardware/site-licenses/sas for purchase details or go to CU Boulder OIT's OnTheHub Software Ordering page.

  • SPSS

    Fee for software linux apple windows
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Statistical and Mathematical
    Access Instructions:
    Visit https://oit.colorado.edu/software-hardware/site-licenses/spss for purchase details or go to CU Boulder OIT’s OnTheHub Software Ordering page.
  • STATA

    Fee for software linux apple windows
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Statistical and Mathematical
    Access Instructions:
    Stata is available for purchase at reduced Campus Grad Plan rates on all campuses of CU, including students, faculty, and staff. Orders are made from the STATA site http://www.stata.com/order/new/edu/gradplans/campus-gradplan/. Students, faculty, and staff may order online or by phone, paying by credit card. Instructions for downloading and licensing are then sent by email.
  • Techsmith Camtasia

    Free apple windows
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff
    Category:
    Instructional Technology Screen Capture
    Access Instructions:
    Please be sure system requirements are reviewed before using Camtasia. Contact cuonlinehelp@ucdenver.edu to request access. 
  • TechSmith Knowmia (formerly TechSmith Relay)

    Free apple windows Get software
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Instructional Technology
    Access Instructions:
    Visit https://ucdenver.techsmithrelay.com/ and log in with university credentials.
  • Techsmith SnagIt

    Free apple windows
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff
    Category:
    Instructional Technology Screen Capture
    Access Instructions:
    Contact cuonlinehelp@ucdenver.edu to request access. Review tutorials on Snagit for Windows or Snagit for Mac
  • Turnitin

    Free apple windows iOS
    Eligibility:
    Faculty
    Category:
    Teaching and Learning
    Access Instructions:

    Faculty who wish to use Turnitin to check for plagiarism should use the LTI within Canvas. More information can be found here:
    Faculty Guide
    Student Guide 

  • VPN - GlobalProtect

    Free android apple windows iOS
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Remote Access
    Access Instructions:
    Instructions and download information on the VPN and Remote Access page.
  • Zoom

    Free android apple windows iOS Get software
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Web Conferencing
    Access Instructions:
    Visit https://ucdenver.zoom.us/ and log in with university credentials.