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Software Use at Thomas College

Information on Computer Use at Thomas College

The following software is available on college-owned Windows computers and recommended for personal computers:

Software Available From Approx. Cost

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional Upgrade (32 or 64 bit)

Kivuto Stu: none (included in tuition), Fac/Staff: $14 (MS Campus Agreement allows upgrade for one computer from Windows. Windows 8 Home editions should be upgraded to Windows 8 Professional for full functionality and may only be done with the Windows Anytime Upgrade option.)

Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2013 (includes Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, InfoPath, OneNote, Office Web Apps, Lync)

Office 365 included in tuition for students, benefit for employees
Microsoft Endpoint Protection (anti-virus) online none (included in tuition)
Adobe Creative Cloud (for graphics design, CO and SM courses) Kivuto or Adobe Students: $19.99/mo, Fac/Staff: $9.75 one time fee (work at home)
Microsoft Internet Explorer online none
Adobe Reader online none
Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 (for programming courses only) DreamSpark none (download option)
Microsoft Visio 2013 (for CS courses) DreamSpark none (download option)
Microsoft Project Pro 2013 (for CS/MK/MG courses) DreamSpark none (download option)
Microsoft Servers (for CS courses) DreamSpark none (download option)
Minitab 17 (for MS/MK courses) Kivuto $30-$50 rental or $100 purchase
QuickBooks 2013 (for AC courses)

JAPA (for CS courses)

XMLSpy (for CS courses)

Adobe Flash Player online none
Oracle Java (for various apps) online none
Paint.NET (for image editing) online none
E-Prime (for PY courses)
n/a
Google Earth online none
Cisco Jabber Video online none

The following software is available on college-owned Apple computers and recommended for personal computers.

Software Available From Approx. Cost
Apple OS X 10.9 Apple Store for Education
Office for Mac 2011 Office 365 (also Kivuto before 6/30/14) Stu: none (included in tuition), Fac/Staff: $2 (MS Campus Agreement)
Remote Desktop Client online none
Microsoft Endpoint Protection online none (included in tuition)
iLife '11 (iCal, iChat, iDVD, iMovie HD,
iPhoto, iTunes, iWeb, GarageBand)
included with OS X
iWork '09 (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)

Cisco Jabber Video online none

The following software is available on college-owned iPads and recommended for personal iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches.

App Available From Approx. Cost
Microsoft Office Mobility Office 365 (also Kivuto before 6/30/14) none
3D Brain App Store none
Calculator Pro App Store none
CamScanner HD App Store none
Dragon Dictation App Store none
Explain Everything App Store $2.99
Gale Access My Library App Store none
Google App App Store none
Google Earth App Store none
Google Translate App Store none
GarageBand App Store $4.99
iBooks App Store none
IPEVO Whiteboard App Store none
iPhoto App Store $4.99
iMovie App Store $4.99
RD Client App Store none
iTunes U App Store none
Keynote App Store $9.99
Kindle App Store none
My Moodle App Store none
MyScript Calculator App Store none
Notability App Store $1.99
Numbers App Store $9.99
Overdrive Media Console App Store none
Pages App Store $9.99
QuickOffice Pro HD App Store $19.99
Red Laser App Store none
Show Me App Store none
Skype App Store none
The Wall Street Journal App Store none
WebPrint (iPad Only) App Store none
WSJ Live App Store none

The following software is also recommended for personal iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches because the application is tied to an individual.

App Available From Approx. Cost
CourseSmart eTextbooks App Store none
EBSCOhost Research Database App Store none
QuickVoice Recorder App Store none

For a list of computers with software that is not on the base image, see below:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud - LIBRARY (1-23), LIB-LT (1-22), R126 (1-27), and R225 (1-25)
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking - LIB-LT (17-18)
  • E-Prime - R122 (1-9) and LIB-LT (1-16)
  • Google Chrome - LIB-LT (3-5 and 19-21)
  • GoTo Meeting - Lib5-LT, Lib19-LT, Lib20-LT, Lib21-LT, and Lib22-LT
  • Adobe Connect - LIB22-LT
  • Minitab - LIBRARY (1-23), LIB-LT (1-22), R122 (2-9), R126 (1-27), R127(2-7) and R225 (1-25)
  • Microsoft Project Pro 2013 - LIBRARY1-3, LIB-LT (8, 10, 14), R225 (1-27), T8, T18
  • Lego MindStorm - LIB-LT (All)
  • QuickBooks - R126 (1-27), LIBRARY (2-12), and LIB-LT (1-11)
  • UltraTax - R225 (1-25) and LIBRARY (1-10)
  • Virtual Business Sports - LIBRARY (1-23), LIB-LT (1-22), R122 (2-9), R126 (1-27), R127 (2-7), and R225 (1-25)
  • Wacom Bamboo Tablet Driver - LIB9-LT and LIB11-LT
  • WebEx Client - LIB21-LT and LIB22-LT

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