Software & Applications

How-to guides for installing and troubleshooting software and applications.

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Software Request

Approved software list with links to request the software. Submit a request here.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Creative Cloud is a collection of 20+ industry-leading desktop and mobile apps and services for photography, design, video, web, UX and more.


ArcGIS is a complete Geographic Information System (GIS) software suite that allows you to create maps, perform spatial analysis and manage data.


Banner holds all student academic and financial records.


Cognos Analytics Reporting


DocuSign is SDSU's approved method for electronic signatures.


EndNote is a reference manager that helps you save time formatting citations, so you can focus on your research.

ETS (Educational Testing Service)

ETS provides assessments, tests, and learning solutions.


JMP Pro is a data analysis tool that helps you tackle your routine and difficult statistical problems through data visualization and statistical modeling.


MATLAB is a programming and numeric computing platform used by engineers and scientists to analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models.


NVivo helps users organize and analyze non-numerical or unstructured data. The software allows users to classify, sort and arrange information, examine relationships in the data, and combine analysis with linking, shaping, searching and modeling.

Office 365

Office productivity suite including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook.


Panopto allows you to upload, create, edit, and share you videos within D2L courses and with external users.


Run Windows on Mac on a virtual desktop.


Microsoft Project is project management software that gives you the essential capabilities of managing task-oriented projects like assigning tasks and dependencies and scheduling and tracking project work using lists, boards, and timelines.

R Software

R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics.


SAS is a software suite for advanced analytics, multivariate analyses, business intelligence, data management, and predictive analytics.


SketchUp is a suite of subscription products that include SketchUp Pro Desktop, a 3D modeling computer-aided design (CAD) program for a broad range of drawing and design applications — including architectural, interior design, industrial and product design, landscape architecture, civil and mechanical engineering, theater, film and video game development.


IBM® SPSS® Statistics is a powerful statistical software platform.


Stata is a complete, integrated statistical software package that provides everything you need for data analysis, data management, and graphics.


Visio lets you transform complicated text and tables that are hard to understand into visual diagrams that communicate information at a glance.

Windows 10

Windows 10 settings and guides.


​Zoom is a cloud based service which provides simple online meetings, content sharing, and video conferencing capability. You do not need a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting, only the host is required to have an account to enable the scheduling of meetings. All active faculty, staff, and students at SDSU are entitled to a Zoom account.

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Outlook (Office365) Updates

Instructions for updating Office365 apps including Word, Outlook, Excel, etc.

Update Google Chrome

How to keep your Google Chrome browser up-to-date

Update Mozilla Firefox

How to update Mozilla Firefox web browser.