Standard Software Installed on VIU Computers:

  • Adobe Reader DC
  • Adobe Shockwave 12
  • Alertus
  • Firefox
  • Flash player ActiveX (IE) and Plugin (Mozilla)
  • Flex Agent
  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer (included with Windows 7)
  • Java
  • Microsoft .Net Framework 4.6.1
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • Microsoft Project 2013
  • Symantec Anti-Virus
  • VLC Media Player


Examples of Additional Software on Campus*:

*Information on where this software can be used on campus can be found here:  Computer Labs
*
Not all software below is accessible to staff or students as they can require a license purchase by departments or individual employee request. Please e-mail the IT Helpdesk for additional software purchasing inquiries.

Microsoft Office
  • Access
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Project
  • Publisher
  • Visio

Adobe

  • Acrobat Professional
  • Contribute
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Dreamweaver
  • Flash Professional

GIS Applications (available in Bldg. 315, Rm. 113)

  • ArcGIS (also available in the Library Commons)
  • AutoCAD LT
  • Geomatica

Other educational software

  • Audacity (sound editing)
  • Everyday Writer Online (academic writing guide)
  • GIMP 2 (image editing)
  • iMovie & iDVD
  • JWPcd (Japanese word processor)
  • Maple (math)
  • Simply Accounting 2009 (Bldg. 315-112, Bldg 205-202)
  • Simply Accounting 2010 (Bldg 250-110, 115, 200, Bldg 180-252)
  • SPSS (Bldg 250-115,135,Bldg 315-112, Bldg 356-321,340, atrium, Bldg 305-508, Library Commons Virtual Terminals)
  • NVivo (Bldg 250-115,135, Bldg 315-112, Bldg 356-221,340, atrium, Bldg 305-508, Library Commons Desktops)

Tools and Utilities

  • Adobe Reader (PDF reader)
  • Internet Explorer (web browser)
  • Mozilla Firefox (web browser)
  • ReadPlease 2003 (screen reader / speech simulation) - ReadPlease is installed on the Media Stations only
  • 7Zip (file compression)
  • WS-FTP (FTP client)

How to install software

Who can use this service?

Students and Employees

When is this service available?

Support for this service is available: M-F 8:00 - 4:30

Service is available: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week except during scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.

Our technology advisory page provides up-to-date information about the operations of Vancouver Island University's Information Technology systems and services. 

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