Remote Services for Students
Connect remotely to a computer lab by visiting – Remote Desktop
The University Software Portal features software from major vendors, including Adobe, IBM/SPSS, Microsoft, Qualtrics, SAS, and more. In addition, OIT has worked with vendors to get students the software they need to work effectively from home. View a list of products that are newly available for free or have temporary free licenses.
Temporary Software Exceptions
The following software exceptions are being made available to help members of the University to continue work and study during the current situation.
- Adobe CC including Acrobat for Faculty/Staff/Students – Temporary free license expired July 6 2020 if you need to continue to use this software you will need to purchase a license/subscription. Sign up for Adobe and get a discount on a subscription for students, faculty, and staff.
- Microsoft Azure DevTools for Teaching for Faculty and Students Windows only – Includes Access, Project, Visio, and Windows 10. Staff will not be able to access this product.
- Maple – .Temporary free license.
- Stata M2 V16 – Temporary free license expires August 31 2020 or Free remote access via Virtual Computer Labs
- SPSS – Temporary free license
- JMP – Temporary free license
- SAS for Windows only – Free remote access via Amarel
Free Microsoft Office for Students
All current students have been assigned student licenses for Microsoft Office. These licenses allow students to install Microsoft Office on their personally owned equipment. Click here for details
Web conferencing software may be used by your professors for class meetings and other instructional needs.
In some cases, professors will use the live, synchronous web conferencing software available from within a learning management system—Blackboard Collaborate or BigBlueButton, depending on the LMS you’re using.
Professors might also use the following web conferencing options, which are supported by the university and available for free to students:
- Webex: Webex is a real-time video, voice, and chat communications software platform. Sign up for a free Rutgers account and learn how to use Webex.
- Google Hangouts Meet: Hangouts Meet is a web conferencing tool that’s part of ScarletApps.
- Zoom: Web conferencing tool with combination of video, voice, content sharing, and chat functions for online meetings. Sign up for Zoom.
LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) features thousands of video tutorials and training resources about business, technology, and creative skills. Access is free to Rutgers students.
Free Internet Access for Students
A number of providers of internet access have committed to providing access to students via the Keep Americans Connected Pledge. The arrangements vary among providers so check these webpages for the details: