Loyola University Maryland

Technology Services

Software

Standard Software for Loyola-Issued Computers

Windows

  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Skype for Business
  • Microsoft BitLocker full disk encryption
  • Adobe Acrobat DC Pro
  • Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection (available via Software Center or by request)
  • Symantec EndPoint Protection
  • Web browsers: Internet Explorer, Mozilla FireFox, Google Chrome
  • Media Players: iTunes, VLC Media Player, Adobe Flash, Adobe Shockwave
  • Other Utilities: Adobe Air, Java, VMware Horizon View

Additional software is available for self-install via the Microsoft Configuration Manager (SCCM) Software Center portal or can be pushed out by the Help Center upon request once it has been fully tested.  More information is available in the Optional Software for Loyola-Issued Computers section below.

Mac

  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Skype for Business
  • Apple FileVault Disk Encryption
  • Adobe Acrobat DC Pro
  • Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection (available via Self Service or by request)
  • Web browsers: Safari, Mozilla FireFox, Google Chrome
  • Jamf desktop management
  • Media Players: iTunes, VLC Media Player, Adobe Flash
  • Other Utilities: Java, VMware Horizon View
  • All Macs are also joined to the Loyola Active Directory domain

Additional software is available for self-install via Self Service app or can be pushed out by the Help Center upon request once it has been fully tested.  More information is available in the Optional Software for Loyola-Issued Computers section below.

Optional Software for Loyola-Issued Computers

Windows

Software currently available through Software Center on Windows:

How to Access Software Center on your Loyola-provided Windows PC

Software Center is where Loyola employees can download both Loyola and non-Loyola programs for your Windows PC. These programs are approved by Loyola and are safer than downloading programs directly from the Internet as they remove the risk of possible virus infection or downloading add-in items you do not intend to install.

To begin, click the Start button in the lower left corner of your monitor and search for Software Center in the “search programs and files” bar.

The search should display Software Center. When you click on the search result, a new window opens with all of the programs available for installation on your machine. To install a program, press the “Install” button in the lower right hand corner. You can continue working on your computer while the program installs.

If you have any questions about Software Center or the installation process, please contact the Help Center at 410-617-5555 or ots@loyola.edu.

Mac

Software currently available through Self Service on Mac:

How to Access Self Service on your Loyola-provided Mac

Self Service is where Loyola employees can download both Loyola and non-Loyola programs for your Mac. These programs are approved by Loyola and are safer than downloading programs directly from the Internet as they remove the risk of possible virus infection or downloading add-in items you do not intend to install.

To begin, navigate to the Applications folder and locate the Self Service icon, or click on the Spotlight button 🔍 on the menu bar and search for Self Service.

The search should display Self Service. When you click on the search result, a new window opens with all of the programs available for installation on your machine. To install a program, check the box to the left of the program then press “Install” under the application you wish to install. You can continue working on your computer while the program installs.

If you have any questions about Self Service or the installation process, please contact the Help Center at 410-617-5555 or ots@loyola.edu.

Free Software for Personally-Owned Computers

Windows

Adobe Creative Cloud - Adobe Creative Cloud is a service that gives users access to the Adobe suite of software for graphic design, video editing, web development applications, and cloud services.

Mathematica for Faculty, Staff, Administrators - Navigate to this site and either sign in with your Wolfram ID or select Create Account if you do not yet have one. Once the account is created, you will be directed to the appropriate form to request an at-home copy of Mathematica.  After submitting your request, you will receive an email within 1 business day containing the download link and activation key. For help with the application, please visit Wolfram's support site.

Mathematica for Students - Navigate to this site and either sign in with your Wolfram ID or select Create Account if you do not yet have one. Once the account is created, you will be directed to the appropriate form to request an at-home copy of Mathematica.  After submitting your request, you will receive an email within 1 business day containing the download link and activation key. For help with the application, please visit Wolfram's support site.

Microsoft Office - Each member of the Loyola community who is an active student or employee may download Microsoft Office ProPlus for personal use on up to five machines at a time.

Read Write for PC - Texthelp Read & Write Gold is a many featured application to help with dyslexia and other reading and writing impairments.  It includes text to speech, spell checking, image label reading and file conversion. For additional information, please visit Texthelp's website.

Secunia Personal Software Inspector - Secunia PSI is a free software tool that keeps the elements of your computing environment up-to-date with critical patches and upgrades.  Technology Services recommends this software in conjunction with an anti-malware application such as Symantec End-Point Protection.

Palisade DecisionTools Suite – the Palisade software is available for installation on personal computers of faculty and students.  The software is available for Windows PCs and expires annually.  System requirements and installation instructions are available.

VMware Horizon Client - to get the most feature-rich experience for Loyola Workspace, install the VMware Horizon Client.  Visit Using Loyola Workspace for more information.

Antivirus - It is recommended that you install antivirus software to protect yourself against viruses and other malicious software.  Some recommendations for free utlities include:

Avast Free Antivirus 2017 has a comprehensive set of features.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a secondary antivirus utility that works to clean up existing malware infestations when a machine is infected.

Mac OS

Adobe Creative Cloud - Adobe Creative Cloud is a service that gives users access to the Adobe suite of software for graphic design, video editing, web development applications, and cloud services.

Mathematica for Faculty, Staff, Administrators - Navigate to this site and either sign in with your Wolfram ID or select Create Account if you do not yet have one. Once the account is created, you will be directed to the appropriate form to request an at-home copy of Mathematica.  After submitting your request, you will receive an email within 1 business day containing the download link and activation key. For help with the application, please visit Wolfram's support site.

Mathematica for Students - Navigate to this site and either sign in with your Wolfram ID or select Create Account if you do not yet have one. Once the account is created, you will be directed to the appropriate form to request an at-home copy of Mathematica.  After submitting your request, you will receive an email within 1 business day containing the download link and activation key. For help with the application, please visit Wolfram's support site.

Microsoft Office - Each member of the Loyola community who is an active student or employee may download Microsoft Office ProPlus for personal use on up to five machines at a time.

Microsoft Skype for Business for Mac - Microsoft Skype for Business for Mac OS.

Read Write Gold for MAC - Texthelp Read & Write Gold is a many featured application to help with dyslexia and other reading and writing impairments.  It includes text to speech, spell checking, image label reading and file conversion. Please note: you may receive a message indicating that the file is damaged.  Instructions on how to resolve this error are available.  For additional information, please visit Texthelp's website.

Webfolder Client to connect to your G and H Drives - This is used to map your network drives to your Apple computer.  If you use the WebFolder service or Loyola Drive Connect application on your Mac to access your G (Home) and H (Shared) drives. Instructions on how to install the Webfolder client are available.

VMware Horizon Client - to get the most feature-rich experience for Loyola Workspace, install the VMware Horizon Client.  Visit Using Loyola Workspace for more information.

Antivirus - It is recommended that you install antivirus software to protect yourself against viruses and other malicious software.  Some recommendations for free utlities include:

Sophos Home is available for Mac computers.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a secondary antivirus utility that works to clean up existing malware infestations when a machine is infected.


Antivirus - It is recommended that you install antivirus software to protect yourself against viruses and other malicious software.