Lab and Classroom Technology

Computing areas and supported classrooms computers use a standard set of installed software that allows for web browsing, word processing, data analysis, chart, graphic, and presentation creation, image editing, disc burning, network file transfers, and curriculum support. Please see "Requesting Software Installation in Classrooms or Public Computers" below if you need to request software installation on lab or classroom computers.

Note: CUIMC Facilities manages general classroom resources in most areas, please see their website for help with space reservations, using Software Installation form, and more.

Windows Computers

All laptops run Windows 10 with the applications listed below. To see the current version numbers, please refer to CUIMC IT Standard Software.

7Zip Endnote R for Windows
Adobe Reader DC ExamSoft - Examplif Rstudio 
ArcGIS Firefox ESR (Mozilla) SAS
BitLocker GEPacsUpdateV2 SPSS
Chrome (Google) IDXUpgrade Stata
Cisco AnyConnect VPN Kaplan Lock Down Browser (Respondus) TiffSurfer
Citrix Workspace Microsoft 365 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, OneNote, Publisher) TurningPoint Cloud
DotNetfx Nvivo VLC Media Player
EasyPrint Pharos Printing WinSCP
Edge (Microsoft) Poll Everywhere Zoom 

Macintosh Computers

iMacs are only used in some computing areas on campus. They have Microsoft Office for Mac (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Safari, Chrome, Firefox, SPSS, Cyberduck (file transfer), media playback and recording, image editing programs, and more. Please contact us if you have questions about specific programs installed.

Data saving and transfer

All computers will allow you to use a personal USB thumb drive to save files and data. Some older-model Windows 10 computers have CD drives that can burn discs. 

IMPORTANT: the computers erase all data saved to the hard drive (My Documents, Downloads, etc.) when restarted. Save your work to your own media, OneDrive, or a network drive when you leave to avoid losing your work. Please save your work frequently to prevent data loss if the computer freezes or crashes. 

Requesting Software Installation in Classrooms or Public Computers

Other programs can be installed on a podium, instructor, and/or managed public computers when all of the following requirements have been met:

Please check with your department if you do not have information about licensing of the software you would like installed. Information about Columbia and CUIMC site-licensed software can be found on the Software Downloads page. Most other software requires that the individual department has purchased proper licensing.