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Faculty & Staff Software/Hardware Purchasing Options

There are several options available to faculty and staff for purchasing discounted software and hardware for professional and in some cases, personal use. The following is a list of hardware and software that is available to you at a discounted price, or at no additional cost.

Whenever possible, open source alternatives are listed for your consideration. Please note that these options have not been tested by IT for compatibility with the campus environment, but may serve as a low cost alternative.

Note: If you would like to install any software/hardware on your work computer, please contact your local technical support staff.

Software

Hardware

Software

Software Name

Where do I get it?

Instructions

Notes

Adobe 
Creative Suites, Acrobat Pro, Dreamweaver, Flash Professional, ColdFusion, Photoshop, etc.

See open source equivalent to Adobe Acrobat (Foxit PDF Creator & Editor)

See open source equivalent to Photoshop (GIMP)

See open source equivalent to Adobe In-Design & Pagemaker (Scribus)
Visit The Matador Bookstore  N/AAvailable for PC and Mac. 
Adobe
Macromedia Dreamweaver 8, Fireworks 8, Flash 8 and Contribute 4
Download from the CSUN Software Download Page  N/A

Note: These versions are no longer available for purchase. Newer versions are available from The Matador Bookstore via the Creative Cloud. 

Available for PC and Mac. 

AmosDownload from the CSUN Software Download Page N/AAvailable for PC. 
Avid 
Media Composer
Dell/ASAP N/AVisit The Matador Bookstore
CamtasiaDownload from the CSUN Software Download Page N/AAvailable for PC and Mac. 
Clickers
Student Response Systems
Contact the Faculty Technology CenterRequest GuideN/A
Echo Personal CaptureDownload from the CSUN Software Download Page N/AAvailable for PC and Mac. 
Foxit
A True and Complete PDF Solution 
(equivalent to Adobe Acrobat)
PDF Creator 
PDF Editor
Download from Foxit N/AN/A
GIMP 
GNU Image Manipulation Program 
(equivalent to Adobe Photoshop)
Download from GIMP for
PC Users 
Mac Users
 N/AN/A
HiSoftware 
Acc Verify/Acc Repair, 
Hi-Caption, 
Link Validation Utility
Download from the CSUN Software Download Page  N/AN/A
Microsoft 
Office for PC and Mac 

See Microsoft Office page N/A

Faculty and staff install the Microsoft Office Suite on up to five personal devices for free. To download the software, visit the Microsoft Office for Faculty and Staff Personal Devices webpage.

Available for PC and Mac. 

Microsoft 
Visio &
Project 
See open source equivalent to Visio (Draw by Open Office)
Visit The Matador Bookstore N/AN/A
Microsoft
Windows 8
Visit The Matador Bookstore N/AN/A
Moodle
Learning Management System
Contact the Faculty Technology Center N/AN/A
Open Office
The Free and Open Productivity Suite 
Writer (equiv. Word),
Calc (equiv. to Excel), 
Impress (equiv. to PowerPoint),
Draw (equiv. to Visio) 
and Base (equiv.to Access)
Download from Open Office for
PC Users 
Mac Users
 N/AAvailable for PC and Mac. 
R Project
(equiv. to SAS and SPSS)
Download from R Project N/AN/A
Read & Write GoldDownload from the CSUN Software Download Page

Quick Start Guide (PC)

Quick Start Guide (Mac)

Available for PC and Mac. 
Respondus 4.0 Download from the CSUN Software Download Page Available for PC. 
SAS 
Education Analytical Suite
See open source equivalent (R Project)
  N/AN/A
Scribus 
Open Source Desktop Publishing 
(equiv. to Adobe In-Design & Pagemaker)
Download from Scribus N/AN/A
Skype for BusinessTo access Skype, visit the Skype for Business page. M/AFor more information, visit the Skype for Business page which includes login information and training resources. 
SnagIt 3Download from the CSUN Software Download Page N/AN/A
SoftChalk
Lesson Builder
Contact the Faculty Technology Center N/AAvailable for PC and Mac. 

SPSS/PASW
See open source equivalent (R Project)
Download from the CSUN Software Download Page N/AN/A
StudyMate AuthorContact the Faculty Technology Center N/AN/A
SSH
Secure Shell + Secure FTP
Download from the CSUN Software Download Page InstructionsN/A
Turnitin
Online Plagiarism Prevention Tool
Contact the Faculty Technology Center N/AN/A
VPN (Virtual Private Network)Download from the CSUN Software Download Page

Windows

Mac

iOS

Available for PC and Mac. 
YammerTo access Yammer, visit the Microsoft Services login page and sign in with your CSUN user ID and password.N/AVisit the Yammer page for more information and training resources. 
Zoom To access Zoom, visit the CSUN Zoom log in page. N/AVisit the Zoom page for more information and training resources. 

 

Hardware

Product

Cost Information

Preferred Vendor

Contact/Purchasing

Notes

Apple
Laptops, Desktops, etc.
Educational Discount Available. View the Standard Desktop/Laptop Recommendations for AppleAppleContact your college or department's administrative or technical support staff.Visit the Education Apple Store, or the Matador Bookstore's Technology page.
Dell 
Laptops, Desktops, etc.
Educational Discount Available. View the Standard Desktop/Laptop Recommendations for DellDellContact your college or department's administrative or technical support staff.Visit Dell University to learn about the Employee Purchase Program.
HP
Laptops, Desktops, etc.
Educational Discount Available. View the Standard Desktop/Laptop Recommendations for HPHPContact your college or department's administrative or technical support staff.Visit HP Academy, or the Matador Bookstore's Technology page.