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Software Licenses

The following table documents the software licenses available at Kansas State University.

Software and descriptionWho can use?Cost and more informationCan I use on K-State equipment?Can I use on personal equipment?Contact
Adobe software (Acrobat Pro DC and Creative Cloud apps) for K-State computers

Adobe products for design & creative use
Current and active K-State faculty, staff, and students – licenses must be requested and paid for by K-State departments
  • Cost shared by users of the Adobe enterprise agreement
    (this is NOT an unlimited-use site license)
  • See K-State Adobe licenses page for pricing and to order.
Yes. This is web-based and can be accessed from anywhereYes. This is web-based and can be accessed from anywhereadobe@k-state.edu 
Autodesk products, including AutoCAD and 3ds Max

Graphics and mapping software
For non-academic use

Yes. If using on a K-State-owned deviceNo. Not allowed per our K-State licenseitsbusiness@k-state.edu
Autodesk products, including AutoCAD and 3ds Max

Graphics and mapping software
For academic use
See: Free Academic Software Downloads page
 Yes. May be used on personal  devices 
Code42

Online computer backup
Restricted to current
K-State faculty, staff, and departments
Yes. May be used on up to 4 devices total (K-State and personal devices)Yes. May be used on up to 4 devices total (K-State and personal devices)itsbusiness@k-state.edu or code42@k-state.edu
DeepFreeze

Prevents accidental or malicious changes to computer settings
Restricted to K-State departmentsYes. If using on a K-State-owned deviceNo. Not allowed per our K-State licenseitsbusiness@k-state.edu
GIS products from ESRI

Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping and spatial analysis software
All K-State faculty, staff, and studentsYes. This is web-based and can be accessed from anywhereYes. This is web-based and can be accessed from anywhereGeneral questions:
Dr. Shawn Hutchinson
Dr. Ram Raghavan
iClicker

iClicker is integrated with K-State Canvas and provides student engagement tools such as in-class polling, quizzing and attendance.
All K-State faculty, staff, and students
  • iClicker Reef mobile app subscription
    • 6 months - $14.99
    • 1 year - $23.99
    • 2 years - $32.99
    • 4 years - $47.99
  • iClicker2 (no subscription required)
    from K-State Bookstore:
    • Used - $43.75 (lifetime use)
    • New - $58.25(lifetime use)
    • Rent used - $29.13 (per semester)
  • Academic departments may work with iClicker and ITS on a net pricing discount. Contact curtain@k-state.edu
  • K-State iClicker page
Yes. If using on a K-State-owned deviceYes. May be used on  a personal device support@iclicker.com or
IT Help Desk 
785-532-7722 
helpdesk@k-state.edu
JMP

Data analysis and modeling software for PCs and Macs
All K-State faculty, staff, and studentsYes. If using on a K-State-owned device license-admin@k-state.edu
LabStats Remote Computer Access

Access tool for establishing remote connection to lab computers on campus
All K-State faculty, staff, and studentsYes. Use provided as a temporary COVID-19 accommodation.Yes. Use provided as a temporary COVID-19 accommodation.IT Help Desk
785-532-7722
helpdesk@k-state.edu
LabView

System-design platform and development environment for visual programming language G from National Instruments
All K-State faculty, staff, and studentsYes. If using on a K-State-owned device support@engg.ksu.edu
Mathematica

Mathematical software
Restricted to K-State departmentsYes. If using on a K-State-owned deviceYes. This is web-based and can be accessed from anywhereitsbusiness@k-state.edu
MATLAB


Mathematical software
Restricted to K-State departmentsYes. If using on a K-State-owned deviceYes. itsbusiness@k-state.edu
Mediasite

Mediasite brings easy-to-use instructional capture and video publishing to K-State Canvas. Instructors can use MyMediasite for desktop capture or upload their own video lectures, screencasts and tutorials.
Free to all faculty, staff, and studentsYes. If using on a K-State-owned deviceYes. Mediasite Desktop Recorder may be used on personal devices. IT Help Desk
785-532-7722
helpdesk@k-state.edu
Microsoft Power BI
and Power BI Pro


A suite of business analytics tools
Current K-State faculty, staff, and studentsYes. This is web-based and can be accessed from anywhereYes. This is web-based and can be accessed from anywhereitsbusiness@k-state.edu
Microsoft Office Suite
for personal use by K-Staters
Current K-State faculty, staff, and students 
  • Can be installed on up to five PCs or Macs, and five mobile devices at no cost

Yes. This is web-based and can be accessed from anywhereYes. This is web-based and can be accessed from anywherehttps://portal.office.com/Home
Microsoft software
for K-State departments


Microsoft Office Suite and MS Operating System
Restricted to
K-State departments and for K-State-owned machines
  • Funded by the Division of Information Technology
  • See related FAQs (PDF)
Yes. If using on a K-State-owned deviceNo. Not allowed per our K-State licensehttp://www.k-state.edu/its/office365/
Microsoft software
for K-State departments


MS Project, Windows Server, etc. (all other Microsoft products)
Restricted to K-State departments  SHI
moka@shi.com
888-394-5232
Microsoft Visio Pro

Flow chart maker and diagramming software
K-State faculty and staffYes. This is web-based and can be accessed from anywhereYes. This is web-based and can be accessed from anywhereitsbusiness@k-state.edu
Minitab

Statistical analysis software

Licenses purchased through K-State license agreement restricted to K-State departments.

Licenses available for personal use through OnTheHub

Yes. If using on a K-State-owned device

No. Not allowed per our K-State licenseitsbusiness@k-state.edu
Qualtrics

Comprehensive survey tool

All K-State faculty
and staff.

Graduate and undergraduate 
students with permission

Yes. This is web-based and can be accessed from anywhere

 

Yes. This is web-based and can be accessed from anywhere

IT Help Desk
785-532-7722
helpdesk@k-state.edu

Read&Write

Productivity tool for reading, writing, studying, and research
All K-State faculty, staff, and studentsYes. This is web-based and can be accessed from anywhereYes. This is web-based and can be accessed from anywhere

IT Help Desk
785-532-7722 
helpdesk@k-state.edu

Respondus LockDown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within K-State Canvas and in lab settings.
All K-State faculty, staff, and studentsRespondus must be launched within Canvas.Respondus must be launched within Canvas. Personal use extended due to COVID-19 accommodation.

For usage information, contact the IT Help Desk or request assistance via this request form and use the IT Consultants assignment group

Respondus Monitor

Add-on to LockDown Browser, using a student’s webcam and mic, to provide video analytics report of flagged anomalous events during non-proctored quizzes via the Lockdown Browser.
All K-State faculty, staff, and studentsRespondus must be launched within Canvas.Respondus must be launched within Canvas. Personal use extended due to COVID-19 accommodation.

For usage information, contact the IT Help Desk or request assistance via this request form and use the IT Consultants assignment group

SAS

Statistical analysis software
Restricted to K-State departmentsYes. If using on a K-State-owned deviceYes. May be used on a personal devicesasadmin@k-state.edu
SPSS

Statistical analysis software
Restricted to K-State departmentsYes. If using on a K-State-owned deviceYes. May be used on a personal device.spssadmin@k-state.edu
Top Hat

Top Hat provides Classroom (Use students’ devices for attendance, discussions and questions, get real-time feedback), Test (secure testing platform), and Assignment (build online assignments).
All K-State faculty, staff, and students
  • Price for Top Hat Classroom (Classroom, Test, Assignment)
    • Free for faculty/staff
    • Student Semester - $24
    • Student Annual - $41
    • Student 4 years - $81
Yes. If using on a K-State-owned device  Yes. May be used on a personal device 

amanda.laila@tophatmonocle.com or
IT Help Desk 
785-532-7722
helpdesk@k-state.edu

 

Zoom

Video, audio, and content sharing for up to 300 participants by default (500 by request) from any device including Windows and Mac computers.
All K-State faculty, staff, and studentsYes. This is web-based and can be accessed from anywhereYes. This is web-based and can be accessed from anywhereshegriff@k-state.edu
All other softwareRestricted to K-State departments  K-State Purchasing
785-532-6214

See the K-State Work Remote Guide for more information about accessing software or contact your local IT support staff.