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What is Software?

Software is another term for programs. Anything you "use" on your computer to accomplish a task is considered software, ranging from a word processor (for typing papers and essays), to web browsers (for surfing the web), to video games.

What Software is Distributed with University Reduced Prices?

Information about software distributed under special license by the school's departments can be found on our University Site and Volume licenses page.

What about the OSU Bookstore?

The OSU Bookstore also has a selection of software for purchase.  To purchase software at the OSU Bookstore, you may need to provide proof of OSU affiliation. If you are interested in seeing their available stock, you can learn more at the OSU Bookstore site.

What software will we be using?

As a student, you will need to use a variety of software for educational purposes. Most (but not all) of the software will be provided through OSU via Citrix. Microsoft Office 365 is also availible for all current students who are enrolled in courses. Almost all of these tools can be access through out OSU Mobile App as well!

Below is a list of services provided, if you choose one from the drop down menu, more detailed information will display!

BeaverPrint - Oregon State University's primary printer service. This service has a two-step authentication process so that students do not get charge for rogue print jobs.

Box - Oregon State University's primary cloud storage service. This service can be access both on and off campus and provides realtime collaboration within documents.

Campus Licenses - Oregon State University provides many programs at a cheaper than retail price. All licenses are distributed by our software coordinator who pushes to get you the best prices possible!

Canvas - Oregon State University's primary Learning Management System. Canvas comes with its own 24/7 support so that you can get help, even when it is midnight!

Citrix Apps - Oregon State University's primary software remote desktop service. Citrix allows students to have access to over 50 applications though either a web browser or dedicated application.

Clickers - Oregon State University's primary tool to get student input during classes. Clickers allow professors to not only get attendance in large lectures, but also get an idea of how much information students are retaining.

File Transfer Protocol - Oregon State University offers both a website space and a personal drive to store documents on. Both of these can be access through WinSCP, Cyberduck, or any other FTP tool.

Google Apps - Oregon State University's primary mailing service. Every person with an ONID account gets a Gmail account for the duration of their time at Oregon State University.

Kaltura - Oregon State University's primary media storage system. Kaltura allows students to have a place to upload videos for classes and have a support team, without going through YouTube or another site.

MyOSU - Oregon State University's portal application to centralize OSU resources and services. Here, each user will have a set of tabs to help them navigate through all of their tools.

Office 365 - Oregon State University offered version of Microsoft Office. Students and faculty have access to this set of applications.

Qualtrics - Oregon State University's primary survey program. Everyone with an ONID account has access to this tool to create surveys and gather data!

WebEx - Oregon State University's primary video conference tool. This collaboration tool allows anyone with an ONID account to host a video conference and share their ideas!



BeaverPrint - Oregon State University's primary printer service. This service has a two-step authentication process so that students do not get charge for rogue print jobs.

In our continuing effort promote sustainability, OSU has implemented a print tracking system called BeaverPrint throughout campus. This system provides secure print release of print jobs and tracks usage of each printer. Students can release their print job at any printer simply by swiping their OSUID card at a print release station. The process allows students to review their queued print jobs, delete incorrect print jobs and release any of the print jobs in their queue. Whatever your device, wherever you are, you can print your work to any BeaverPrint printer on campus.

BeaverPrint printers are currently located in following places:

  • Valley Library
  • Milne Computer Center
  • Housing & Dining Service Centers
  • Memorial Union 2nd floor across from the MU Business Office

For more information and how-to documents, click here!



Box - Oregon State University's primary cloud storage service. This service can be access both on and off campus and provides realtime collaboration within documents.

Box is a secure, cloud-based storage system that has unlimited storage. Documents as big as 15GB can be stored in Box, synced with your computer or mobile device (personal or work), and shared with countless others.

How to Get Access to Box

All students, faculty, and staff at Oregon State University have access to box by going to: http://box.oregonstate.edu

From there you can store and retrieve files through the web browser interface. Box also includes a desktop synchronization application that allows you to choose which folders to sync from your Box storage. The desktop app can be found here: https://www2.box.com/resources/downloads

Where to Find More Information About Box

Technicians at the Service Desk, both walk-up and over the phone, can assist with general usage of Box storage, retrieval, sharing, and syncing. They can also assist with troubleshooting if something is not working as expected. 

More information, such as Oregon State University institutional folders and FTP for box, can be found here!

The Box community also has a pool of information located here for how to get started!

Information about setting up Institutional Folders can be found here!

For more information and how-to documents, click here!



Campus Licenses - Oregon State University provides many programs at a cheaper than retail price. All licenses are distributed by our software coordinator who pushes to get you the best prices possible!

OSU maintains a variety of software licenses which are administered by Information Services. Access this page to find information on University software licenses and ways to access the software.

The software agreements listed below typically fall in to three categories:

  • 'Per user' or 'per workstation' software must be paid for at the time you install it.
  • 'Site license' software can be installed on any Oregon State University workstation.
  • 'Volume licensing' software is available at a significant discount from a manufacturer.

The majority of the software can be installed via the web, by logging into our server over the campus network, or checked out on CD. Where possible, installation files are housed on our distribution server, SOFTDIST. Due to licensing restrictions, you may be required to email the software contact for each package to obtain access to these installation files.

A full list of the offered software can be found here! Just click on any of the programs to get to the request form.

For more information and how-to documents, click here!



Canvas - Oregon State University's primary Learning Management System. Canvas comes with its own 24/7 support so that you can get help, even when it is midnight!

What is Canvas?

Canvas is the learning management system that is used by Oregon State University.

Links to log into Canvas

You can log in to Canvas with your ONID credentials here: https://oregonstate.instructure.com/

The Canvas login is also located by going to http://oregonstate.edu, clicking on "Tools and Services" and then choosing the Canvas link.

Where do I get help?

You can get help inside of Canvas 24x7. Click on the "Help" link in the upper-right hand corner.

Shows location of Help link within Canvas interface

From there, you can submit a help request, call Canvas support (844-329-3084), or chat with a live technician. 

Canvas FAQ:https://help.instructure.com/forums

Opening a ticket:  https://help.instructure.com/requests/new

If you are not able to login to Canvas, please contact the Service Desk at: 541-737-8787

For more information and how-to documents, click here!



Citrix Apps - Oregon State University's primary software remote desktop service. Citrix allows students to have access to over 50 applications though either a web browser or dedicated application.

Citrix is a remote application program that allows you to remotely access various programs such as SPSS, ENVI, and almost every application you can find in Oregon State computer labs! 

Who can use it?

Anyone who can create an ONID account! This includes and is limited to all current students, faculty, staff, and associates.

To access Citrix Applications, go to apps.oregonstate.edu

For more information and how-to documents, click here!



Clickers - Oregon State University's primary tool to get student input during classes. Clickers allow professors to not only get attendance in large lectures, but also get an idea of how much information students are retaining.

What are "Clickers"?

Clickers are wireless handheld devices used to conduct student participation in the classroom. Students can purchase their Turning Technologies QT device at the OSU Beaver Store. Mobile devices and laptops can also give input by using the ResponseWare App. All clickers must be registered in order to participate.

Register Your Clicker

  1. Go to Canvas
  2. Navigate to the left sidebar menu of the Canvas dashboard
  3. Click on Account > Settings > Turning Clicker Registration
  4. Login using your OSU email address (ONID)@oregonstate.edu

Spring Term Student Support

1st floor lobby of the Learning Innovation Center (LINC) across from the DAM café:

Week 1: M-F, 9 - 5
Week 2: M-F, 10 - 4
Week 3: M-Th, 10 - 2
Weeks 4-10: No support tables, instead email us or stop by LINC 466 (M-F)

Resources

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File Transfer Protocol - Oregon State University offers both a website space and a personal drive to store documents on. Both of these can be access through WinSCP, Cyberduck, or any other FTP tool.

This section is dedicated to help you with the file transfer protocol (FTP). This includes using FTP applications, as well as understanding the protocol itself. We hope you find what you are looking for.

WinSCP

What is WinSCP?

WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client and FTP client for Windows. Legacy SCP protocol is also supported. Its main function is safe copying of files between a local and a remote computer.

WinSCP  can be downloaded free from http://winscp.net/eng/download.php.

 

Cyberduck

What is Cyberduck

Cyberduck is an open source FTP/SFTP solution similar to WinSCP, but for use with Mac OS instead of Windows.

Where can I get Cyberduck?

Cyberduck can be obtained at no cost at http://cyberduck.ch/.  Make sure to obtain the correct version for your operating system.

For more information and how-to documents, click here!



Google Apps - Oregon State University's primary mailing service. Every person with an ONID account gets a Gmail account for the duration of their time at Oregon State University.

The following Google Apps are provided by Oregon State University for all OSU students, employees and other active, non-student ONID accounts. All University policies, including Acceptable Use Policies, apply to all use of Google Apps for OSU. Account support is provided by the OSU Computer Helpdesk.

Google Mail

Google Mail

Google Drive

Google Drive

Google Calendar

Google Calendar

Google Groups

Google Groups

Google Sites

Google Sites

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Kaltura - Oregon State University's primary media storage system. Kaltura allows students to have a place to upload videos for classes and have a support team, without going through YouTube or another site.

Kaltura is Oregon State University’s video delivery platform. It can be accessed through a variety of methods, including MediaSpace and via Canvas. Kaltura is a cloud service whose purpose is the storage and delivery of media – video, audio, and photographs.

Recordings from a variety of systems, including WebEx, lecture capture, videoconference recordings, and the screen capture CaptureSpace tool, are all uploaded into and accessible through Kaltura.

For more information and how-to documents, click here!



MyOSU - Oregon State University's portal application to centralize OSU resources and services. Here, each user will have a set of tabs to help them navigate through all of their tools.

The myOSU portal application is designed to bring information about Oregon State University resources and services to a central location. Employees and students will be able to access many campus resources from OSU Single Sign On after entering their ONID username and password one time on the OSU Login page. Please be aware that OSU resources are being incorporated into this single sign-on process.

You can view the myOSU portal at: http://myosu.oregonstate.edu

For more information and how-to documents, click here!



Office 365 - Oregon State University offered version of Microsoft Office. Students and faculty have access to this set of applications.

LogoUsing Office 365

Office 365 enables you to install Office Pro Plus (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook) on up to 5 personal devices, including mobile devices.

Office 365 includes OneDrive for cloud storage and online applications for editing Word and Excel files.

Students, faculty, and staff have access to Office365, but employees and graduate students also have access to the Microsoft Home Use Program.

For more information and how-to documents, click here!



Qualtrics - Oregon State University's primary survey program. Everyone with an ONID account has access to this tool to create surveys and gather data!

How do you access Qualtrics for Oregon State University?

To access Oregon State University's Qualtrics page, go to http://oregonstate.edu/main/online-services/qualtrics

Support for Qualtrics is through the Qualtrics company. Please follow this link to contact a Qualtrics representative on the right hand side under the "Get Help" section. http://oregonstate.edu/main/online-services/qualtrics

Need Qualtrics Help?

Qualtrics Research Suite Main Qualtrics page
5 Steps to Learn Qualtrics After watching the training videos, you can practice what you just learned in the video, it gives you links to step by step instructions on what to do and articles in case you get stuck.
Tips on Building Surveys Gives you links to a guide on building your own online survey, benefits of multiple choice questions, and help with question flow.
Employee Surveys Employee Survey links on how to’s and guides to creating different surveys.
Data Analysis Guides Data Analysis Guides, resources to analyze the data you receive from the survey.
How to activate a survey and other tasks. Distribution methods, adding panel members, emailing, and other options.
Guide on how to view Reports Reports, survey stats, adding table/graph/note, filter options, report options, sharing reports, responses, retake survey links, downloading reports, cross tabulation, reporting beta.

For more information and how-to documents, click here!



WebEx - Oregon State University's primary video conference tool. This collaboration tool allows anyone with an ONID account to host a video conference and share their ideas!

What is WebEx?

WebEx is a web collaboration tool, allowing for up to 1000 people to meet simultaneously. It has the features of many of the web collaboration tools (screen sharing, audio/video conferencing, file sharing, IM chat, etc…). OSU has purchased a site license, effectively giving all staff/faculty their own account to host conferences, as well as 33,000 student licenses (truncated version of staff account – only can connect 8 people when hosted by a student account). A license is only needed to host a session, therefore non-OSU people can join an OSU WebEx session without requiring their own license. We also have the ability to bring in standards-based video conferencing (i.e. Polycom or Cisco room-based video system) endpoints into the WebEx session. This will require additional technical assistance (via that department’s DCA? or tech lead) to set up and schedule.

WebEx - New User Training Video (1 Hour) - https://media.oregonstate.edu/media/t/0_ys2vctfr

Who can use WebEx?

Any non-student OSU employee will have access to a full WebEx license, and all OSU students will have access to a slightly reduced-function student license. Student-workers may get access to a full employee version if there is sound reasoning behind that. Please contact MCS to request that access (conference.center@oregonstate.edu)

How can I sign up for WebEx?

All you have to do is go to http://oregonstate.webex.com/ and click the “Log In” button on the top right-hand corner. This will redirect you to the OSU Login page, and the act of inputting your user name and password will create your account for you. For students, visit http://oregonstate-students.webex.com

For more information and how-to documents, click here!

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