Technology Benefits

Computers

As a member of the University community, you are eligible for technology purchase programs with various brands. This will allow you to purchase a computer, laptop, or tablet at a discounted price.

Office 365

Office 365 is available for all current SHSU students, faculty, and staff. With Office 365, you now have one terabyte of OneDrive storage and access to a free download of Office. To access your Office 365 account, go to https://login.microsoftonline.com/. Enter your official SHSU e-mail address (ex., abc123@shsu.edu) - rather than your alias - and click sign-in. You will be redirected to the SHSU login page where you will enter your SHSU credentials. Your initial login will take about five minutes as Office 365 creates your account.

My Gartner

Sam Houston State University is now offering access to resources from Gartner (http://www.shsu.edu/gartner), a leading information technology firm that provides research and analysis services to inform and support decision making in higher education. The campus-wide subscription includes resources for faculty, staff, and students.

  • Magic Quadrants - A series of research reports aimed at providing customers with a qualitative analysis into a particular market and its direction, maturity, and participants.
  • Hype Cycles - Graphic representations of maturity and adoption of technologies and applications which help discern technology hype from what’s actually viable.
  • Special Reports - Gartner Special Reports are time-sensitive research reports focused on key issues in technology.
  • Complimentary Research - Regularly updated selections of cutting-edge research from Gartner analysts.

Educause

EDUCAUSE® is a higher education technology association focused on advancing higher education with research, professional development, and collaboration. To login, point your web browser to https://www.educause.edu/ and click on Login. Then search for and select Sam Houston State University from the Federated Login section to continue logging in.

Software For Faculty

Many software packages are available on ccampus machines in addition to basic software such as: anti-virus, web browsers, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.

Faculty and staff may request specific software we do not currently offer by following our software request guidelines.

Home Use Program

The Home Use Programs gives employees a licensed copy of the most recent desktop applications from multiple vendors to install and use on a home computer. The Adobe Creative Suite is currently available for free for PC and Mac.

Adobe Creative Suite Home Use Program

Software For Staff

Many software packages are available on ccampus machines in addition to basic software such as: anti-virus, web browsers, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.

Faculty and staff may request specific software we do not currently offer by following our software request guidelines.

Home Use Program

The Home Use Programs gives employees a licensed copy of the most recent desktop applications from multiple vendors to install and use on a home computer. The Adobe Creative Suite is currently available for free for PC and Mac.

Adobe Creative Suite Home Use Program

Software For Students

Mathematica

Access to Mathematica is provided under these guidelines.

Citation Tools

Access to Citation tools such as EndNote and EasyBib are available through the Newton Gresham Library. Visit their Citing Sources website for additional information.

SPSS

As a student, you are able to download and install SPSS, free of charge, from SamWeb. Just log in, and select the Home Use Program option from the IT@Sam section of the menu.

(Other software titles will be added to this list periodically. For specific questions on software availability, please contact the Service Desk.)

Virtual Computer Lab

IT@Sam offers a virtual computer lab 24 hours a day through the Remote Desktop Connection application available on multiple platforms including Windows, Macintosh, iOS, and Android. The Virtual Computer Lab provides access to many of the University’s campus-wide software titles, including Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Distiller, CASH, Microsoft Office Suite, Oracle Crystal Ball, SAP, and others. Please visit the Remote Desktop tech tutorial for a step-by-step guide in accessing the Virtual Computer Lab.