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

    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Design and Development Forms Productivity and Business
    Access Instructions:
    For both Adobe Acrobat Pro (for working with PDF files) and Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) users can purchase a permanent license through the CU Marketplace. For more information, visit adobe.com
    Acrobat allows users to view and edit PDF files. CC offers tools for graphic design, video editing, web development, image editing.

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  • Antivirus - McAfee

    Free
    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.
    Safe-guards your computer, vital information, and personal data from viruses and worms.

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  • Audience Response Clickers -Turning Technologies

    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Instructional Technology Survey tools
    Access Instructions:
    Contact: UCD-OIT-TurningPoint@ucdenver.edu
    Offers instant management of polling, participants, content, sessions and reports.

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  • AutoCAD

    Free
    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.
    An application for 2D and 3D computer-aided design and drafting.

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  • Bubbl.us

    Free
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Instructional Technology
    Access Instructions:
    Free version for up to 3 mind maps at https://bubbl.us/. Online Faculty can apply for mini grant for full version by contacting CU Online at 303-315-3700 or cuonlinehelp@ucdenver.edu.
    Mind Mapping

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  • eComm License

    Eligibility:
    Staff
    Category:
    Marketing and Communications Productivity and Business
    Access Instructions:
    To acquire a license, go to http://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.
    The eComm license includes Salesforce, Marketing Cloud and Cvent. It enables users to create and send personalized promotional and transactional email messages using contact data of our constituents. Cvent, an event registration and management tool is also included in the package. The university will centrally fund one eComm license for each school, college and university-approved administrative units.

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  • EndNote X9

    Free
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Citation Managers
    Access Instructions:
    Instructions on installation can be found at: ucdenver.edu/endnote
    Manages bibliographies and references for essays, articles, and dissertations.

    Learn more about EndNote X9

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  • Flipgrid

    Free
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Instructional Technology
    Access Instructions:
    Access at https://info.flipgrid.com/
    Video Discussion Tool

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  • Formstack

    Free
    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/
    A flexible form-building and data collection tool.

    Learn more about Formstack

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  • JMP

    Free
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Statistical and Mathematical
    Access Instructions:
    Instructions are available on the JMP Pro software site.
    Offers statistical analysis and data visualization.

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  • Lynda.com

    Free
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff
    Category:
    Training
    Access Instructions:
    Login to the campus portal at https://portal.prod.cu.edu and navigate to CU Resources and Training. 
    Offers thousands of video courses in software, creative, and business skills.

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  • Mac OS

    Free
    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.
    The Apple App Store provides free upgrades for some Mac software.  

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  • Mathematica

    Free
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Statistical and Mathematical
    Access Instructions:
    Download and follow instructions from http://sitelic.colorado.edu/mathematica/ 
    Helps with symbolic math, numerical calculations, graphics, programming, documenting and displaying work.

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  • MATLAB

    Free
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Statistical and Mathematical
    Access Instructions:
    Visit ucdenver.edu/matlab for instructions and link to activation key.
    High-performance language for technical computation, visualization, and programming. 

    Learn more about MATLAB

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  • Microsoft Office

    Free
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Productivity and Business
    Access Instructions:
    Microsoft Office software is available to faculty and staff on university owned computers by either contacting the OIT service desk at (303)724-4357 or an IT Professional for your school or department for assistance.

    Students can access Office via the cloud by logging into Office 365 to install office at https://www.office.com
    Includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote. Some versions also have Publisher and Access.

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  • Microsoft OS

    Free
    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.
    Foundation for Windows and typically comes with an original computer purchase. University-owned computers can upgrade to any version of Windows through the campus EES site license agreement.

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  • NVivo

    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Statistical and Mathematical
    Access Instructions:
    Visit https://oit.colorado.edu/software-hardware/site-licenses/nvivo for purchase details.
    Qualitative data analysis (QDA) designed for qualitative researchers working with rich, text-based and/or multimedia information.

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  • Office 365

    Free
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Productivity and Business
    Access Instructions:
    Visit https://www.office.com/ and log in with University Credentials
    Subscription-based collection of Microsoft Office applications and cloud-based productivity services. At a minimum, includes: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Teams, Publisher, and Access.

    Learn more about Office 365

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  • Panopto

    Eligibility:
    Faculty
    Category:
    Instructional Technology
    Access Instructions:
    Email UCD-OIT-Panopto@ucdenver.edu
    Classroom recording system (audio, video, software) available on the CU Anschutz campus.

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  • PGP Encryption

    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.
    Offers data encryption and decryption for privacy and authentication in data communication.

    Learn more about encryption

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  • Piazza

    Free
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Instructional Technology
    Access Instructions:
    Access at https://piazza.com/
    Online Q&A Platform

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  • Prulu

    Free
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Instructional Technology
    Access Instructions:
    Access at https://prulu.com/
    Online Q&A Platform

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  • Qualtrics

    Free
    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.
    Online tool for creating and conducting online surveys.

    Learn more about Qualtrics

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  • R

    Free
    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/
    Free software environment for statistical computing and graphics.  Alternative to commercial statistical packages like SPSS, SAS, and Stata.

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  • SAS

    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Statistical and Mathematical
    Access Instructions:
    Visit https://oit.colorado.edu/software-hardware/site-licenses/sas for purchase details. 
    Offers analysis and data modeling.

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  • SPSS

    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Statistical and Mathematical
    Access Instructions:
    Visit https://oit.colorado.edu/software-hardware/site-licenses/spss for purchase details.
    Offers analysis and data modeling. From IBM Corp.

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  • STATA

    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.
    Manages, analyzes and graphs data. Works on a variety or platforms.

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  • Techsmith Camtasia

    Free
    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. 
    Suite of tools to record your computer screen and then turn those recordings into professional-grade videos.

    Learn how to use Camtasia

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  • Techsmith Relay

    Free
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Instructional Technology
    Access Instructions:
    Visit https://ucdenver.techsmithrelay.com/ and log in with university credentials.
    Lecture capture tool to create and maintain videos for online learning.

    Learn more about TechSmith Relay

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  • Techsmith SnagIt

    Free
    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
    Simple, powerful screen capture.

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  • VPN - Cisco AnyConnect

    Free
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Remote Access
    Access Instructions:
    Instructions and download information on ucdenver.edu/vpn
    Provides a network connection for accessing resources from outside the University network. Ideal for remote access. When on the University network (wired or wireless), VPN is unnecessary. 

    Learn more about VPN and Remote Access

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  • Zoom

    Free
    Eligibility:
    Faculty Staff Students
    Category:
    Web Conferencing
    Access Instructions:
    Visit https://ucdenver.zoom.us/ and log in with university credentials.
    Communication and collaboration tool for video, audio and web conferencing and sharing.

    Learn more about Zoom

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