Information & Educational Technologies :: Help Desk
Software Available for Faculty & Staff
Software available for work use
VWCC has negotiated an Enterprise Licensing Agreement (ETLA) with Adobe which permits us to install Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Acrobat on computers on campus, in the same way we install Microsoft Office products under the Microsoft Campus License. Since the Adobe Creative Cloud includes a large number of individual products which take up a lot of space on the computer, we will be creating specific packages for users as required. Please contact the Help Desk with requests for specific software packages from the Creative Cloud suite that you need for your classes or for your office computer.
If you require only Adobe Acrobat Professional, it can be individually installed by request.
Software available for home use
Office 365 ProPlus
The VCCS is fully licensed to offer Office 365 ProPlus to all faculty and staff just as it is being offered to all our students, at no additional cost. In order for faculty and staff to access the Office 365 software, you will need to go to http://office.vccs.edu/ and log in with your full MyVWCC (student email) email address as the username, and MyVWCC password as the password. Once logged in, you will be able to manage for yourself the Office 365 installation and be able to download and install the Office 365 software to your personal computers and devices. Once a staff or faculty member is no longer affiliated with the VCCS, they will no longer have access to the Office 365 software.
The Adobe ETLA license referred to above has been renewed for another three year term starting September 2017. As per the new terms negotiated with Adobe, VWCC Faculty/Staff will have free access to annual subscription licenses for Adobe Creative Cloud software. Unlike in the previous license agreement, however, VWCC IET Staff will manage this deployment once suitable training is completed. Please contact the Help Desk so they can open a ticket for you if you are interested in using Adobe Creative Cloud software on your home computer.
Note: The terms of the Adobe ETLA restrict Creative Cloud subscriptions to Faculty/Staff so it is not available to students.
Microsoft Office 2016
VWCC faculty and staff can now get Office 2016 for their home computer. Microsoft is charging $9.95 per copy to download the complete version of Office 2016. The $9.95 gives you a license to install Microsoft Office on one home computer. You can also purchase a backup DVD for $15.95. This is still an excellent deal and is only available to VWCC faculty and staff, not to students.
Download instructions can be found online by clicking this link. (PDF)
Students, faculty and staff can now download Symantec Antivirus products for use on their personal computers.
- Go to https://learn.vccs.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/SO/antivirus/agree.html and login with your MyVWCC username and password.
- Read the License Agreement and hit the I Agree button at the bottom.
- Scroll down until you find your operating system.
- Follow the installation instructions provided on the web page.
Free Anti-Spyware Software
The Help Desk will make good faith effort to answer installation questions of VWCC clients via one of the option listed below. On-campus support will be given higher priority and resolution of home installation problems is not guaranteed. Note, support for home use of this software is strictly limited to college related work only!
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