Office Software

Standard software is installed on every faculty member's computer.  This includes the following licensed software: 

Microsoft Windows XP or Mac OS X

Microsoft Office 2007

Adobe Acrobat 8 Pro








Relevant system software can be installed as well (i.e., if your computer has a DVD burner, the software to create DVDs will also be installed).  Software can only be installed on University-owned computers.  Licenses exclude personal computer systems.

Software Available

The university has numerous software programs that you can download for free. To view the software available for free download to PC's only, please follow the directions below:

  • Click on "Start"
  • Click on "Settings"
  • Click on "Control Panel"
  • Then double click on "Run Advertised Programs"

In the window that opens, you will see a list of all the software available to be installed on a University PC. If you do not see the "Run Advertised Programs" icon or if you receive an error message in the process of installing software, please email the Help Desk at help@usf.edu, and a technician will assist you.

A campus license for Captivate software was recently purchased and has been installed in the COEDU second floor lab. With Adobe Captivate 4 software, an individual may rapidly author professional eLearning content with advanced interactivity, software and scenario simulations, quizzes, and other engaging experiences.

Other Special Software

Special pricing is available for other special software.  Please refer to the USF Computer Store for more information.