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Software Available for Faculty and Staff

Software is available for purchase through Central Procurement or vendor (see notes for information) or Download. See section on "How to Obtain". Software obtained through Procurement require an OIT Ticket with fund/org and name of individual with purchase approval authorization. Purchases with University funds can only be installed on University-owned computers. Software pricing request do not need fund/org information.

Software installation is identified for Rice-owned or personally-owned (personal) computers as noted. 

OIT is not responsible for installation on personal computers. 

All information is subject to change.
Applications How to Obtain   Notes
Adobe Creative Cloud
OIT TicketFor installation on University-owned computer.
Open an OIT Help Desk ticket for an Adobe account to be provisioned. 
For more information:
ArcGIS Desktop (ESRI)
OIT TicketNo purchase required. For installation on University-owned computer, 
Submit an OIT ticket if you need assistance with software installation. 
Or, you can Download the software. 

Requires VPN.
 DownloadNo purchase required.
Installation available for personal computers.
The download link provides instructions for installation.

Azure Dev Tools for Teaching
(or Microsoft Imagine Standard)

Effective: February 13, 2019
 DownloadWith Azure Dev Tools for Teaching, you’ll continue to enjoy the same tools you’ve been using as part of Imagine. Plus, you’ll be able to:

·  Manage and access software through a centralized online location that eliminates the need to maintain a webstore or an internal site.

·  Provide your academic users with access to software and the Azure cloud platform through one online portal. Verified students can also get free access to Azure without a credit card, plus USD100 in credit.

·   Give your academic users one-stop access to additional training and learning materials via Microsoft Learn.

ChemDraw Professional
(Windows or Mac)
OIT TicketNo purchase required Installation on University-owned computer.

ChemDraw Professional

Version 19.1
Personal Use

(Windows or Mac)

New!  No purchase necessary.

With the release of version 19.1, our desktop product line has moved to an online fulfillment and entitlement system. All site licenses for v19.1 and beyond will be administered through Flexnet Operations. Users will be asked to register as a member in this new system in addition to their existing user account on our website. The new system will provide access to download the software and activation codes.
 Cisco VPN VPN Download  Rice VPN (Virtual Private Network Software Agreement and Download)

More information
 Crashplan OIT Ticket 

Provide the following:
  • Full Name
  • NetID
  • Email
  • Fund/Org
  • Billing Contact
Purchase required.  (Current Rice faculty and staff only

New Annual Subscription licenses:
Cost: $82 per license | Prorated based on date of purchase.

For more information: Crashplan
EndNote for Business
(Windows or Mac)
OIT Ticket

Provide the following:
  • Full Name
  • NetID
  • Email
  • Fund/Org
  • Billing Contact
Purchase required.   

Faculty & Staff. To purchase for your Rice-owned, submit an  OIT ticket and provide information:  Full Name, NetID, Email, Fund/Org, Billing Contact

(Windows or Mac)
PurchasePurchase required.  Purchase required for personal computer. The Purchase link points to the Rice On the Hub website.  

FileMaker Pro 17 Advanced
(Windows or Mac)

** OIT Ticket

Purchase required.

New Annual subscription purchases:  Cost is $108 per license
Renewal and Current Users: Open an OIT Ticket for consultation.  Upgrading may result in the purchase of a new license.

FileMaker Tutorials
FileMaker: Overview
FileMaker: Essentials
FileMaker: Create
FileMaker: Integration

(Windows, Linux, Mac)


No purchase required.
Register:  Use your account to register for this software.
Quick Start Guides
(Windows only)
OIT TicketNo purchase required.  Installation on University-owned computer. Installation on University-owned computer by OIT support representative.
Windows: Download
Mac: Download
No purchase required. See Activation information sheet when you click on the Download.

LinkedIn Learning 

(formerly Lynda Pro)

 OIT Ticket

Provide the following:
  • Full Name
  • NetID
  • Email
  • Fund/Org
  • Billing Contact
Due to the current economic circumstances, it has been decided that the campus should not proceed with purchasing LinkedIn Learning for FY20.

Note: Current LinkedIn Learning Users – Your LinkedIn Learning account will expire on Friday, April 3rd. Please ensure this account is connected to your LinkedIn profile to preserve your training course information.

New Annual Subscription licenses:
Cost: $85 per license | Prorated based on date of purchase.


PurchasePurchase required.  Install on University-owned computer.

Pricing from Maplesoft, contact: Oonagh Evans
800-267-6583, ext.522 | Email:
(Network license for Windows, Mac, or Linux)
OIT TicketNo purchase required. Installation on University-owned computer for faculty, staff, or graduate student by OIT.

Workstattion must have access to Rice network for license server.
Personal Use
(Windows, Mac, or Linux)
DownloadNo purchase required. Installation on personal computer.
 MATLAB (TAH)  PortalNo purchase required. 
Rice University has signed the MATLAB Total Academic Headcount (TAH) agreement with MathWorks to provide all current students, faculty, and staff with campus-wide access to MATLAB.

MATLAB Self-paced courses
Teaching with Matlab

MATLAB  (Current) OIT Ticket

Rice-owned computers 

If the software is already installed on your computer (network or standalone), you have the opportunity to download new products or continue with the activation of current product under the MATLAB (TAH). If you choose to install new product, activation will be prompted at the end of running the installer. 

If you assistance, please open a Help OIT Ticket.

Microsoft  |  Office 365
Personal computer
(Windows or Mac)
Office 365 Login

OIT Ticket
Current faculty and staff can use Office 365 for personal computer.
This information is valid if you had an Office 365 account prior to:
August 17, 2020.

After August 17, open an OIT Ticket
  • Point your browser to:
  • Login with and netid password
For more information:

Microsoft Office
Rice-owned Computer 
(Windows or Mac)
OIT TicketFor Rice-owned computers only.  Submit an OIT Ticket. 
OIT TicketPurchase required. 

Pricing from Softchoice: Maureen Eggeman, Account Manager 
Email: | Phone: 312-260-9876

Purchase Purchase required.

Parallels can be purchased from Rice On the Hub by current Rice faculty, staff, graduate student, and undergraduate student.
(Windows only)
DownloadDownload Putty for Windows


No purchase required. Click on the download link and use your account or register to access the software. Access to free e-learning and teaching materials are accessible as well when you register. See SAS Academic Hub for more information.

Scientific Workplace OIT TicketNo purchase required. Installation on University-owned computer for faculty, staff, or graduate student by OIT support representative.
SolidWorks OIT Ticket

Purchase required  

Pricing from GoEngineer, David Schaller

Phone: 877-395-2100 | Email:

SolidWorks 2020-2021
Student Standard Edition
DownloadRestricted Use. Not intended for research purposes.
Rice students and educators can participate in the SolidWorks Student License Program.  

Click on Download. Rice NetID and Password required.
SolidWorks 2020-2021
Student Premium Edition
        OIT Ticket       

Restricted Use. Not intended for research purposes.
Rice students and educators can participate in the SolidWorks Student License Program.  Rice NetID and Password required.

Open an OIT ticket first to receive licensing information. Do not start download without licensing information.
SPSS Download-Mac

Network License. (Instructional Use) Installation on University-owned computer for faculty and graduate student teaching a course requiring this application.  VPN connection required for off-campus use of application. Click on Download. If you need help, create a OIT ticket.
Stata See purchase informationPurchase required.
Vray plug-in for Rhino Version 5/64-bit

No purchase required.
Installation instructions for Vray for Rhino.
Rice NetID and Password Login required.

WolframAlpha Pro
Personal Use
 Download No purchase required. Installation on personal computer.
Zoom Video CommunicationDownloadGetting started with Zoom
Zoom for Rice Students
Using Zoom in Canvas
Zoom Video Communication  Download (China) Only use this download if you are in China

* Rice On the Hub 
As an academic organization, we qualify for the software discounts offered on this WebStore. You will be required to register an account on this site with your Rice email address.

 If you do not see items to purchase, you must reset your eligibility

Don't see an application you need?   
Open an OIT Ticket to request a quote from Central Procurement.

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Keywords:Software University Owned Rice personal purchase buy free   Doc ID:68559
Owner:Diane Y.Group:Rice University
Created:2016-11-09 16:35 CDTUpdated:2020-09-08 09:00 CDT
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