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Computer Lab Software Information

CTS develops and tests the core software image that is installed on every public and departmentally operated computer facility. 

The core lab software suite includes Adobe Acrobat Reader, EndNote, My IT Lab, SPSS, SAS, and JMP, Internet Explorer, Flash Player, Shockwave Player, QuickTime Player, Windows Media Player, JAVA plug-ins, Silverlight, PowerDVD, Roxio, MS Office 2016 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Project), Save As PDF plug-in, Magnifier, and Kaspersky AntiVirus.

Each instructor is responsible for testing the reliability and compatibility of their own software on the systems in a computer lab facility. You will receive a call from CTS to schedule a test of your software in the facility you have indicated. If you do not receive a call within five weeks prior to the start of the semester, please call the CTS Help Desk at 412-396-4357 or 1-888-355-8226.

CTS will complete software installations based on a first received, first completed basis.  The table below outlines what to expect with reference to the time differential between requests, testing, and installation.

Request Date
Test Date
Installation Date
Before June 3
Before July 8
Before Aug 19
June 4 -June 26
Before July 29
Before Aug 26
June 27 - Jul 29
Before Aug 22
Before Oct 7
Jul 30 - Aug 12
Before Sept 23
Before Oct 28
Aug 13 - Sept 16
Before Oct 21
Before Nov 28
Before Nov 14
Before Dec 18
First day of Spring Semester
After Nov 14
As Scheduled
As Scheduled