IT is required to enforce licensing limits for some software. We do this by using network license servers, KeyServer, software management tools, and/or hardware keys. You must use a VPN connection to the Amherst network if you want to run some licensed software while off-campus. Some software will be limited to use on college owned computers and will not be available for personally owned computers.
Methods to install software include the following:
Amherst Software Collection
- Student and Amherst Community Software Google Shared Drive
- Faculty/staff only Software Google Shared Drive
Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Spark
- Current faculty and staff employees, email askit @amherst.edu to request access then use Adobe Creative Cloud (https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud.html)
- Current students
- For access needed for current term courses email askit @amherst.edu to request access
- For access needed for campus jobs/work your employing department should purchase a subscription for the apps needed
- For access needed for student organizations and publications, email askit @amherst.edu and a funding source will be needed
- For access needed for personal use, including thesis work or other projects, purchase a personal subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud (https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud.html) or specifc apps or sets of apps using the educational discount or purchase a personal subscription to Adobe Spark (https://spark.adobe.com/)
Self-enroll Using the IT Website
- Self-enroll using the IT website for Office 365 (free for up to 5 devices) and Kurzweil (free)
Deployment by IT Support Services
- Email AskIT@amherst.edu to request licenses.
Self-service Download for College Owned Windows Computers
- For some software for college owned Windows computers go to winapps.amherst.edu
Software Purchased by Individual Departments
- Software purchased by individual departments may be limited to use in certain facilities.