Software Request for Personal Computers

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Through CSU systemwide and/or Cal State LA site license agreements with various software companies, the university provides free or discounted software to eligible students, faculty, and staff for use on their personal devices such as laptops or home computers. Please make sure to read the end-user license agreement (EULA) associated with each software title to comply with any usage restrictions set by the publisher.

Available Software

Below is a list of software that can be downloaded or purchased for personal use. Click each software title to view more details.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Software Adobe Creative Cloud logo
Adobe Creative Cloud
Description Adobe Creative Cloud is a subscription-based service that provides access to the latest versions of Adobe desktop applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Acrobat DC, and more. All subscribers will also receive 100 GB of cloud storage.
Platform Windows, Mac
Eligible users Current students, faculty, and staff
License The license is valid for 1 year from the date you activate your account and software. The software can be installed on up to 2 computers (PC or Mac). If you want to use the software on a 3rd computer, you will need to deactivate one of your other installations. For instructions, visit the Activate and Deactivate Adobe Products page.
Cost $25 annual subscription fee
System requirements Creative Cloud System Requirements
How to get it

To sign up for an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription:

  1. Log in to the Kivuto WebStore with your MyCalStateLA ID account.
  2. Click Adobe Creative Cloud, click Add to Cart, and then proceed through the checkout process. You will be required to accept the Adobe Enterprise Term License Agreement (ETLA) to proceed with the purchase.
  3. Once you place the order, follow the onscreen instructions to download the software using your Enterprise ID which is the same as your MyCalstateLA ID. Do not use your personal Adobe ID. 

When your 1-year subscription expires, you can renew it by repeating the steps above. DO NOT renew your subscription at the Adobe website.

For assistance with purchasing or downloading the software, contact Kivuto Support (Phone: 1-888-396-1447, Email: support@kivuto.com).

 

All current Adobe subscribers can access your account and update your software at https://accounts.adobe.com/ by using your Enterprise ID.

 

Product support Adobe Help Center
 

Autodesk

Software Autodesk logo
Autodesk
Description Autodesk is a software corporation that makes 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software. This includes AutoCAD, Civil 3D, 3ds Max, Maya, and more.
Platform Windows, Mac
Eligible users Current students and faculty
Cost Free
How to get it Download Autodesk software from the Autodesk Education Community website. You will need to register for an Autodesk account using your Cal State LA email address to download the software.
Product support Autodesk Support

ChemDraw Prime

Software ChemDraw logo
ChemDraw Prime
Description ChemDraw Prime is a drawing program that provides all the tools you need to quickly create chemical structures and reactions, laboratory notes, and experiment write-ups.
Platform Windows, Mac
Eligible users Current students, faculty, and staff
Cost Free
How to get it Download ChemDraw from the PerkinElmer website. You will need to enter your Cal State LA email address for site license verification and register for a PerkinElmer account to download the software.

IBM SPSS Amos

Software IBM SPSS Amos
Description Amos (Analysis of Moment Structures) is an add-on module for SPSS. It is designed primarily for structural equation modeling, path analysis, and covariance structure modeling.
Platform Windows
Eligible users Current faculty and staff
Cost Free
How to get it Visit the ITS Help Desk in the Library Palmer Wing Lobby and fill out the software license agreement form. Once your request is processed, you will receive the installation files and authorization code.
Product support IBM SPSS Help and Support

IBM SPSS Statistics

Software IBM SPSS Statistics logo
IBM SPSS Statistics
Description SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) is one of the most popular statistical software packages. It can perform highly complex data manipulation and analysis with simple instructions.
Platform Windows, Mac
Eligible users Current faculty and staff
Cost Free
How to get it Visit the ITS Help Desk in the Library Palmer Wing Lobby and fill out the software license agreement form. Once your request is processed, you will receive the installation files and authorization code.
Product support IBM SPSS Help and Support

Microsoft Office 2016

Software Microsoft Office logo
Microsoft Office 2016
Description

Microsoft Office is a suite of productivity software that can be used to create documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and more. It includes the following applications.

Office 2016

  • Access
  • Excel
  • OneNote
  • Outlook
  • PowerPoint
  • Publisher
  • Skype for Business
  • Word

Office 2016 for Mac

  • Excel
  • OneNote
  • Outlook
  • PowerPoint
  • Word
Platform Windows, Mac
Eligible users Current faculty, staff, and auxiliary employees
License Users are limited to one installation of Microsoft Office 2016 on a desktop, laptop, or tablet. The license is perpetual and permanent, but users are required to remove the software when their employment at California State University ends.
Cost $9.95
System requirements Office System Requirements
How to get it

To download Office 2016:

  1. Log in to the Kivuto WebStore with your MyCalStateLA ID account.
  2. Click the Office 2016 suite that you want to purchase and follow the onscreen instructions to purchase and download the software. You will be required to accept the Microsoft Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) to proceed with the download.

For assistance with purchasing or downloading the software, contact Kivuto Support (Phone: 1-888-396-1447, Email: support@kivuto.com).

Product support Microsoft Office Help and Training

Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus

Software Microsoft Office logo
Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus
Description Office 365 ProPlus is a subscription-based version of Office. It includes the following applications.
  • Windows: Access, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word
  • Mac: Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word
  • iPhone and iPad: Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Android: Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Windows Mobile: Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word
Platform Windows, Mac, iOS, Android
Eligible users Current students, faculty, and staff
License The software can be installed on up to 5 computers (PC or Mac), 5 tablets, and 5 phones. A network connection is not required to use the software, but users must connect to the internet at least once every 30 days to keep their subscription active. Students will lose access to the license when they are no longer enrolled at a California State University. Faculty and staff will lose access to the license when their employment at California State University ends.
Cost Free
System requirements Office System Requirements
How to get it

To install Office 2016 on a PC or Mac:

  1. Log in to Office 365 with your Cal State LA email address and password.
  2. On the Office 365 homepage, click Install Office apps, and then click Office 2016 to download the installation file.
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation and activate Office.

To install Office mobile apps on a tablet or phone:

  1. Download the desired Office mobile app from your device's app store.
  2. Once installed, open the app and sign in with your Cal State LA email address and password.

For assistance with downloading or installing the software, contact the ITS Help Desk.

Product support Microsoft Office 365 Training Center

Microsoft Security Essentials

Software Microsoft Security Essentials
Description Microsoft Security Essentials can be installed on Windows 7 to help guard your PC against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. If you have Windows 10, it includes Windows Defender which is the latest antivirus protection software.
Platform Windows 7
Eligible users Current students, faculty, and staff
Cost Free
How to get it Download the software from the Security Essentials Download page of the Microsoft website.

Microsoft Windows 10

Software Microsoft Windows logo
Microsoft Windows 10
Description Windows 10 is the latest major release of Microsoft's Windows operating system. It contains a host of new features, security updates, and a platform-unifying design.
Platform Windows
Eligible users Current students, faculty, staff, and auxiliary employees
License
  • Students are limited to one installation of Windows 10 on a desktop, laptop, or tablet. The license is perpetual and permanent.
  • Faculty, staff, and auxiliary employees are limited to one installation of Windows 10 on a desktop, laptop, or tablet. The license is perpetual and permanent, but users are required to remove the software when their employment at California State University ends.
Cost Free for students; $9.95 for employees
System requirements Windows 10 System Requirements
How to get it

To download Windows 10:

  1. Log in to the Kivuto WebStore with your MyCalStateLA ID account.
  2. Click Windows 10 and follow the onscreen instructions to purchase and download the software. You will be required to agree and accept the Microsoft Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) to proceed with the download.

For assistance with purchasing or downloading the software, contact Kivuto Support (Phone: 1-888-396-1447, Email: support@kivuto.com).

Product support Microsoft Windows Support

SAS

Software SAS logo
SAS
Description SAS (Statistical Analysis Software) is a software suite used for advanced analytics, multivariate analyses, business intelligence, data management, and predictive analytics.
Platform Windows
Eligible users Current faculty and staff
Cost Free
How to get it Visit the ITS Help Desk in the Library Palmer Wing Lobby and fill out the software license agreement form. Once your request is processed, you will receive the installation files and authorization code.
Product support SAS Customer Support

TechSmith Camtasia and Snagit

Software TechSmith Camtasia logoTechSmith Snagit logo
TechSmith Camtasia and Snagit
Description Camtasia is a screen recording and video editing software that allows users to create professional videos. Snagit is a screen capture and editing software that allows users to capture anything displayed on a screen and enhance it with effects.
Platform Windows, Mac
Eligible users Current faculty and staff
License Each software can be installed on only 1 computer (PC or Mac).
Cost Free
System requirements Camtasia System Requirements
Snagit System Requirements
How to get it Visit the ITS Help Desk in the Library Palmer Wing Lobby and fill out the software license agreement form. Once your request is processed, you will receive the download link and software key, and will be able to immediately download the software.
Product support TechSmith Support
TechSmith Tutorials

Wolfram Mathematica

Software Wolfram Mathematica logo
Wolfram Mathematica
Description Mathematica is a symbolic mathematical computation program used in many scientific, engineering, mathematical, and computing fields. Features include instant dynamic interactivity, high-impact adaptive visualization, symbolic interface construction, load-on-demand curated data, image and audio processing, neural networking, and 3D printing.
Platform Windows, Mac, Linux
Eligible users Current students, faculty, and staff
Cost Free
How to get it For information on how to download Mathematica, visit the Mathematica page of the ITS website.
Product support Wolfram Support

Software Vendors

The following vendors offer Cal State LA students, faculty, and staff discounts on the purchase of commonly used software for personal use.