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   COVID-19 software options

Several software providers have been expanding their offerings to allow users to install or use their services on a temporary basis during the COVID-19 health crisis. ITS also supports remote access for students to several software packages through the Virtual Lab Environment. Check our Online Ready website for more information.


Free Resources

As an MSU Denver student, faculty or staff member, you have access to numerous free resources. For additional download or access information, please contact the ITS Helpdesk at 303-352-7548 or

Free Resource Available to Description Download Information
Office 365 - Microsoft Office Suite All students, faculty, and staff Download up to five free copies of the Microsoft Office suite to use on your personal (Windows or Mac) computer. Go to the Office 365 page, click the 'How to download Office 365 applications for use on your personal computer' heading.
LinkedIn Learning All faculty and staff Access thousands of video courses to help hone your business and creative skills.

Go to the Student Hub or Faculty & Staff Hub, click the LinkedIn Learning link, log in using your NetID and password.

Mathematica All students, faculty, and staff Mathematica is a computational software program that has traditionally been used in the study of mathematics, sciences, and engineering, but also is suitable for use in other fields of study such as economics, education, social sciences, finance, statistics and even music. MSU Denver offers students, faculty, and staff access to this software at no cost under the MSU Denver site license.

Find download instructions on the Personal Computer Software Request Form.

Microsoft Imagine/Dream Spark Students in the following academic departments: Engineering & Engineering Technology, Mathematical & Computer Sciences, and Computer Information Systems Access professional-level developer tools that provide everything needed to create games, apps, and websites. Free online training and courses are also available.

Engineering & Engineering Technology students: Find download instructions on your department's Software page.

Mathematical & Computer Sciences, and Computer Information Systems students: Contact your department for download information.

Read&Write Gold All students, faculty, and staff Download one free copy of Read&Write Gold, a reading and writing support tool, to use on your personal (Windows or Mac) computer. Find download instructions on the Read&Write Software page.

Further Assistance

If you have additional questions, concerns, or need immediate assistance - Please contact the MSU Denver Helpdesk.


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