Software for Use on Campus

You may request to have the following software installed on your University computer by contacting the IT Help Desk.

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • SAP
  • Sophos Anti-virus

Software for Home Use

West Chester University offers a variety of software application packages for Employees.

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Software and Hardware Discounts

Employees and students may purchase Adobe software licenses at a reduced price level from Journey Education Marketing, Inc. To purchase contact the company directly. You will be asked to show proof of your academic status.

Journey Education Marketing, Inc.

  • Contact: Jason Watson
  • Phone: 800-876-3507 ext. 7111
  • Fax: 972-481-2100
  • Cell Phone: 940-597-1466
  • E-mail: jwatson@journeyed.com

Lenovo

GovConnection

Sophos Anti-Virus

Sophos Anti-Virus is available as a free download for home use at: https://home.sophos.com.

For additional information about viruses and WCU Virus Alerts, please visit the WCU Virus Information Center.

Get access to Mathematica Desktop, Mathematica Online, Wolfram|Alpha Pro, and Wolfram Programming Lab

Mathematica is currently installed in the following locations:

Computer labs

  • All public and general labs

Computer clusters

  • The Mathematica license for your campus allows for parallel computing on dedicated research clusters and in ad-hoc, or distributed, grid environments. For details, please contact Andy Dorsett at adorsett@wolfram.com.

To request Mathematica Desktop, Mathematica Online, and Wolfram|Alpha Pro, follow the directions below.

Faculty

  1. Create an account (New users only):
    1. Go to user.wolfram.com and click "Create Account"
    2. Fill out form using a @wcupa.edu email, and click "Create Wolfram ID"
    3. Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID
  2. Request access to the product:

Mathematica Desktop

  1. For school-owned machines: Fill out this form to request an Activation Key
  2. Click the "Product Summary page" link to access your license
  3. Click "Get Downloads" and select "Download" next to your platform
  4. Run the installer on your machine, and enter Activation Key at prompt

For a personally owned machine:

  1. Fill out this form to request a home-use license from Wolfram.

Mathematica Online

  1. Fill out this form to request access
  2. Go to Mathematica Online and sign in to access Mathematica Online

Wolfram|Alpha Pro

  1. Fill out this form to request access
  2. Go to Wolfram|Alpha and click "Sign in" to access Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Wolfram Programming Lab

  1. Fill out this form to request access
  2. Go to Wolfram Programming Lab and sign in to access Wolfram Programming Lab

Students

  1. Create an account (New users only):
    1. Go to user.wolfram.com and click "Create Account"
    2. Fill out form using a @wcupa.edu email, and click "Create Wolfram ID"
    3. Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID
  2. Request access to the product

Mathematica Desktop

For a personally owned machine:

    1. Fill out this form to request an Activation Key
    2. Click the "Product Summary page" link to access your license
    3. Click "Get Downloads" and select "Download" next to your platform
    4. Run the installer on your machine, and enter Activation Key at prompt

Mathematica Online

  1. Fill out this form to request access
  2. Go to Mathematica Online and sign in to access Mathematica Online

Wolfram|Alpha Pro

  1. Fill out this form to request access
  2. Go to Wolfram|Alpha and click "Sign in" to access Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Wolfram Programming Lab

  1. Fill out this form to request access
  2. Go to Wolfram Programming Lab and sign in to access Wolfram Programming Lab

Are you interested in putting Mathematica elsewhere? Please let IT or Andy Dorsett at Wolfram Research know.

Tutorials

Mathematica

These tutorials are excellent for new users, and can be assigned to students as homework to learn Mathematica outside of class time.

  • What's New in Mathematica 12

    Provides a list of new functionality in Mathematica 12, and links to documentation and examples for these new features—including blockchain management, audio processing, machine learning and neural networks, and text and language processing.

Wolfram|Alpha Pro

  • Tour of Wolfram|Alpha

    New to Wolfram|Alpha? Take a tour to learn what you can do with Wolfram|Alpha, and explore additional features you get with Wolfram|Alpha Pro.

  • Examples by Topic

    Explore the immense range of areas covered by Wolfram|Alpha's knowledge base.

Wolfram Programming Lab

Teaching with Wolfram Technology

Mathematica

Mathematica offers an interactive classroom experience that helps students explore and grasp concepts, plus gives faculty the tools they need to easily create supporting course materials, assignments, and presentations.

  • Teaching and Learning with Mathematica—Free video course

    Learn how to make your classroom dynamic with interactive models, explore computation and visualization capabilities in Mathematica that make it useful for teaching practically any subject at any level, and get best-practice suggestions for course integration.

  • Preparing and Giving Presentations

    Learn how to create a slideshow presentation that combines graphics, calculations, and nicely formatted text, with live calculations or animations.

  • Wolfram Demonstrations Project

    Download pre-built, open-code examples from a daily-growing collection of interactive visualizations, spanning a remarkable range of topics.

  • Wolfram U Courses on Classroom Resources & Instruction

    Access on-demand and live courses on using Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha, and other Wolfram technologies in your classroom.

Wolfram|Alpha Pro

  • Discovering the Educational Potential of Wolfram|Alpha—Free video course

    Get an overview of Wolfram|Alpha and learn how to integrate its powerful knowledge into the K-12 classroom. Different ways of accessing Wolfram|Alpha, using prebuilt widgets in your classroom, and resources available to educators will be discussed.

  • Wolfram|Alpha in Your Classroom—Free virtual workshop for educators

    This workshop showed off many exciting new Wolfram|Alpha features for students and teachers. Learn how to use Wolfram|Alpha to inspire authentic learning in your classroom with access to real-world data.

  • Calculus Webinar for Educators—Free video webinar

    Explore functions and their derivatives, integrals and limits using the Wolfram Language. This session shows practice problems with the Wolfram Problem Generator and lesson plans and tips on using Wolfram|Alpha in your calculus classroom.

  • Physics Webinar for Educators—Free video webinar

    Learn about using Wolfram|Alpha for your physics class computations to complement your existing curricula. Interesting blog posts and online resources are shared that help foster curiosity in areas such as mechanics, particle physics, optics and others.

  • Economics Webinar for Educators—Free video webinar

    Access a wide range of socioeconomic and demographic data, currency computations, financial indicators and country data using natural language input. Create stunning visualizations and examine financial equations such as mortgage and annuity through rigorous algorithms.

Wolfram Programming Lab

  • Exploring Programming—Free virtual workshop for educators

    In this free online workshop we discuss methods for introducing computational thinking and programming activities to middle and high school students. We also discuss specific activities that support and introduce computational thinking.

  • Computational Thinking in the Classroom—Free virtual workshop for educators

    Future coders will be engineers, chemists, business analysts — and the list goes on. This workshop introduces Wolfram Language programming and covers classroom coding activities to help teachers incorporate programming into their curriculum.

Research with Mathematica

Rather than requiring different toolkits for different jobs, Mathematica integrates the world's largest collection of algorithms, high-performance computing capabilities, and a powerful visualization engine in one coherent system, making it ideal for academic research in just about any discipline.

Resources for researchers

Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus

Information Services at West Chester University is announcing the availability of Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus. All WCU faculty, staff, and enrolled students are eligible to download Microsoft Office at no cost.

What applications come with Office 365 ProPlus?

  • PC - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote, Publisher, Outlook, InfoPath
  • Mac - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook
  • iPhone - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook
  • Android - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote
  • Windows Phone - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook

How many devices can you download the software on?

You can install Office 365 ProPlus on up to five home or personally-owned PCs/Macs and up to five mobile devices.

How do you download the Software (PC/MAC)?

  1. Click the Office 365 link: Office 365
  2. Type in your WCU username - Click Sign in
  3. Type in your password and Click Sing in
  4. Select the appropriate language and review the system requirements
  5. Click the Install button to begin installation
    The site will automatically detect your system (PC or Mac). The default is set to 32-bit as the recommended version. Click the arrow to select 64-bit if preferred.
  6. Save and Run the installation file and follow the prompts to complete the installation

System Requirements

Supported Browsers

How do you download the Software (Mobile Device)?

  1. Go to the app store on your mobile device
  2. Search for Office Mobile for Office 365
  3. Install and then open the app on your device
  4. When prompted, enter your WCU username
  5. Select Organization account and type your WCU password

Who is eligible?

  • All WCU faculty, staff, and enrolled students
  • You will need to connect to the internet once every 30 days to verify eligibility.

What happens when I'm no longer eligible?

Once you graduate or are no longer employed at WCU, you will need to purchase Microsoft Office to continue using the installed programs. The documents you created will be accessible but in a read-only format.

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