What software is available to Faculty, Staff, and Students for Free or at an Educational Discount?

Bates provides access to well over a hundred different software applications in support of teaching, learning, research, and the administration of the college. While our licenses for most applications are limited to use on Bates-owned machines, a few licenses allow installation on personal machines for faculty, staff, and students.

Free Software:
The following is a list of software that is available to members of the Bates College Community at no cost:

  • ChemBioOffice
    • Scientific Software
    • http://sitelicense.cambridgesoft.com/sitelicense.cfm?sid=25

  • Endnote
    • Research and Reference Manager
    • http://libguides.bates.edu/endnote

  • LastPass Free
    • Password Management
    • https://www.lastpass.com/

  • Lynda Online Learning
    • On Demand Online Learning
    • http://quad.bates.edu/lynda/

  • Mnova
    • Software Suite Designed for Combined NMR and LC/GC/MS Techniques
    • https://transact.bates.edu/downloads/index.php?RESOURCE=Mnova

  • Microsoft Office 365 for Education
    • Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint
    • http://www.office.com/getoffice365

  • Prism
    • Scientific Graphing, Curve Fitting, Statistics, and Data Organization
    • https://transact.bates.edu/downloads/index.php?RESOURCE=Prism

  • ReadAloud
    • Text-to-Speach Software
    • https://transact.bates.edu/downloads/index.php?RESOURCE=ReadOutLoud/Mac/ReadOutLoud6UniversityEdition.dmg

  • Sophos Anti-Virus
    • Anti-Virus Software for Microsoft Windows and Mac
    • https://home.sophos.com/

  • Zoom Video Conferencing Platform
    • Video and Web Conferencing
    • https://bates.zoom.us/

Educationally Discounted Software:
OnTheHub provides Bates College students a selected number of software titles at significant discounts. Please visit: https://bates.onthehub.com/ for additional information. 

Any licensed application not listed is limited to use on Bates-owned machines.  Access from off-campus on Bates-owned machines requires the Bates VPN software – contact the Help Desk for installation.   VPN software is limited to use on Bates-owned machines for faculty and staff only. 

Remember that most of our licenses expire on or around July 1.  While most licenses renew automatically, some require a bit of intervention.  Contact the IT Help Desk should this prove to be the case.               



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