Information and Educational Technologies

Available software

Software available for work use

Adobe

VWCC has negotiated an Enterprise Licensing Agreement (ETLA) with Adobe which permits us to install Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Acrobat on computers on campus, in the same way we install Microsoft Office products under the Microsoft Campus License. Since the Adobe Creative Cloud includes a large number of individual products which take up a lot of space on the computer, we will be creating specific packages for users as required. Please contact the Help Desk with requests for specific software packages from the Creative Cloud suite that you need for your classes or for your office computer.

If you require only Adobe Acrobat Professional, it can be individually installed by request.

Software available for home use

Office 365 ProPlus

The VCCS is fully licensed to offer Office 365 ProPlus to all faculty and staff just as it is being offered to all our students, at no additional cost. In order for faculty and staff to access the Office 365 software, you will need to go to https://office.vccs.edu/ and log in with your full MyVWCC (student email) email address as the username, and MyVWCC password as the password. Once logged in, you will be able to manage for yourself the Office 365 installation and be able to download and install the Office 365 software to your personal computers and devices. Once a staff or faculty member is no longer affiliated with the VCCS, they will no longer have access to the Office 365 software.

Adobe

As per the terms of the Adobe ETLA license referred to above, VWCC Faculty/Staff can purchase annual subscription licenses for Adobe Creative Cloud software for $9.75/year from this web store, which also has subscription licenses for other academic software. Note that the terms of the Adobe ETLA restrict Creative Cloud subscriptions to Faculty/Staff so it is not available to students, though they may purchase subscriptions to the other software on the web store. Click here for instructions. (PDF)

Microsoft Office 2013

VWCC faculty and staff can now get Office 2013 for their home computer. Microsoft is charging $9.95 per copy to download the complete version of Office 2013. The $9.95 gives you a license to install Microsoft Office on one home computer. You can also purchase a backup DVD for $13.99. This is still an excellent deal and is only available to VWCC faculty and staff, not to students.

Download instructions can be found online by clicking this link. (PDF)

Symantec AntiVirus

Students, faculty and staff can now download Symantec Antivirus products for use on their personal computers.  

  1. Using your web browser go to http://www.virginiawestern.edu/.
  2. Click the MyVWCC link located at the top in the dark blue banner. You can also find the MyVWCC button in the lower right-hand column.
  3. Enter your Username and Password and click Log In.
  4. Click the Blackboard 8 option from the My Tools menu.
  5. Scroll down on the Blackboard Screen until you find the Free Anti-virus Software box.
  6. Click the “download it here” link at the bottom of the section.
  7. Read the License Agreement and hit the I Agree button at the bottom.
  8. Scroll down until you find your operating system.
  9. Follow the installation instructions provided on the web page.

Free Anti-Spyware Software

Have questions?

The Help Desk will make good faith effort to answer installation questions of VWCC clients via one of the option listed below. On-campus support will be given higher priority and resolution of home installation problems is not guaranteed. Note, support for home use of this software is strictly limited to college related work only!

Email: helpdesk@virginiawestern.edu

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