Software for Personally-owned Computers

The College licenses many commercial applications, and some of these licenses allow for students and employees to either obtain free copies of the software or to purchase personal licenses at a discount.

Audience: 
Students
Faculty
Staff
Features and Benefits: 

Take advantage of free or discounted software that you can use on your personal computers and devices for schoolwork or personal development.

 




Requirements: 

In most cases you must be a current student or current employee of the college to be covered under the software license agreements.

 

 

 

Getting Started: 

See the articles below for Microsoft, Adobe, ESET, and Kurzweil software offers.

Adobe software

Amherst College's current Adobe Campus License Agreement allows Amherst faculty and staff employees to purchase an annual Adobe Creative Cloud subscription for a nominal fee. Current full-time students may purchase a monthly or annual Creative Cloud subscription with an educational discount. 

Retirees, alumni, casual or temporary employees, consultants, contractors, teaching assistants,visiting scholars and emeriti are NOT COVERED under our Adobe Campus Agreement.

Who is Eligible? Adobe Products Available
Amherst Current Employees
(Faculty and Staff)

Adobe Creative Cloud Annual subscription

Amherst Current
Full-Time Students

Adobe Creative Cloud Monthly or Annual subscription with educational discount

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kurzweil 3000 and Kurzweil firefly app

Kurzweil 3000 and the Kurzweil firefly app are literacy assistive software that include the ability to convert text to speech.

 

Features include:

  • reading - converting text-to-speech
  • writing - planning and organizing writing and hearing your writing read back to you
  • study tools - organizing content, listening to content, highlighting, embedding notes, vocabulary tools
  • Kurzweil 3000 runs on Mac and Windows
  • the firefly app can be used for iPad or on the web as on online application
  • Use of the software requires an Internet connection but it can be used in "offline mode" for up to 72 hours.

First Self-Enroll to Get Your Account Information:

Amherst College Self-Enrollment Link

Note: You must log in with your Amherst user name and password to access the Self-Enrollment Link webpage to get your account and log in information. As part of requesting the software you must provide an Amherst College email address.

Second Once You Have Your Account Information Choose Your Product(s):

Who is Eligible? Kurzweil Products Available 

Amherst Current Employees
Faculty and Staff

Amherst Current
Full-Time Students

Kurzweil for Mac
Version 15 web license

Kurzweil for Windows
Version 15 web license

Kurzweil Firefly App for
iPad

Kurzweil Firefly
Web Browser Application

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Microsoft Software

Amherst College's current Microsoft Campus License Agreement allows Amherst faculty and staff employees (not students) to purchase Microsoft Operating System Upgrades for their personal comptuers for a nominal fee.

Current employees (faculty and staff) and current students may get Office 365 ProPlus for free.

Note:
Retirees, alumni, casual or temporary employees, consultants, contractors, teaching assistants,visiting scholars and emeriti are NOT COVERED under our Microsoft Campus Agreement. Only current Amherst employees and students may purchase this software. When an employee or student leaves the College they must uninstall the software.

Who is Eligible? Microsoft Products Available 

Amherst Current Employees
Faculty and Staff

Windows 8.1 Enterprise (upgrade)
Windows 7 Enterprise  (upgrade)

Amherst Current Employees
Faculty and Staff
Amherst Current
Full-Time Students

Office 365 ProPlus