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.
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|
|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|
|Edge (Microsoft)||Poll Everywhere||Zoom|
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.
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.
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.