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Supported Software

Note: If a faculty/staff member is ordering software you are required to take the following measures: 1) Submit a hard copy purchase requisition to ITTS for approval, 2) Enter the approved data via the online requisitioning process and 3) Submit a copy of the approved ITTS purchase requisition to Purchasing.

Campus Site Licenses and/or Agreements:
  • Microsoft Office Suite (incl. Project and Visio)
  • SAS
  • JMP 7
  • Respondus
  • Turnitin
  • Mathematica
  • SPSS

SAS Software

As part of the UNC-SAS Partnership, FSU Researchers and Faculty are entitled to 10 days total per year (through May 31st, 2006) of free training at SAS Institute. Administration personnel can take advantage of the 50% discount through the Academic Public Training Offer. The Academic Premier document explains that the Silver Tier is for Internal usage and Gold for Teaching and Research Usage.


Respondus not only allows you to easily create tests which can be published directly to Canvas, but it can also be used to create printable tests that are exported to MS Word 2000. This license allows faculty to install Respondus on their campus and home computers.

Respondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Canvas, eCollege, WebCT and other eLearning systems. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment, or moved from one eLearning system to another. Whether you are a veteran of online testing or relatively new to it, Respondus will save you hours on each project.  Respondus can be accessed and downloaded by faculty through the TLC Virtual Canvas Course.  For further information, please contact the Office of Faculty Development at x1179.


Turnitin has long been the standard-setter in plagiarism prevention, having created the first Originality Report in 1998. Turnitin's new report marks a significant improvement in functionality, accuracy, and usability over any other system currently available.

Every paper submitted to Turnitin is compared against the most comprehensive digital repository of potentially plagiarizable material in the world.

To get further information on Turnitin and licensing information, faculty will need to log into Canvas and go to the Virtual TLC course.


Mathematica seamlessly integrates a numeric and symbolic computational engine, graphics system, programming language, documentation system, and advanced connectivity to other applications. It is this range of capabilities - many world-leading in their own right - that makes Mathematica uniquely capable as a "one-stop shop" for you or your organization's technical work. >> Learn More

Further Mathematica licensing information can be obtained from the Virtual TLC Canvas course.

Other Licenses
  • Maple
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • JAWS for Windows

These licenses are limited and if already installed, may not be available for installation. Please contact the Help Desk at x4357 for information.


Maple is a general purpose computer algebra system, designed to solve mathematical problems and produce high-quality technical graphics. It is easy to learn, but powerful enough to calculate difficult integrals in seconds. Maple incorporates a high-level programming language which allows the user to define his own procedures; it also has packages of specialized functions which may be loaded to do work in group theory, linear algebra, and statistics, as well as in other fields. It can be used interactively or in batch mode, for teaching or research.

Adobe Acrobat (Full Version and Reader)

Adobe Acrobat allows you to create a PDF file from any document that is printable in Windows. It also allows you to create fillable forms. Acrobat Reader is free and it allows you to view PDF files. Please note that if you use Acrobat Reader to complete a fillable form, you will not be able to save the completed information - just print it.

JAWS for Windows

JAWS® for Windows works with your PC to provide access to today’s software applications and the Internet. With its internal software speech synthesizer and the computer’s sound card, information from the screen is read aloud, providing technology to access a wide variety of information, education and job related applications. JAWS also outputs to refreshable Braille displays, providing unmatched Braille support of any screen reader on the market.


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