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Technology Resources for Students

Computer Recommendations for Students

Remote Desktop

Connect remotely to a computer lab by visiting – Remote Desktop

Software Portal

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.

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

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— 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:

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning (formerly 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: