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Lab Reservations Required

  • Ensure that you have reserved the Technology Enhanced Classroom (TEC) in which you plan to use the software. TEC lab reservations are done through the office of Academic Affairs by dialing extension 5420 or through the?.

Software Installation Request Form Guidelines

  • Review and understand all of the?information required?before submitting the .
  • Be conscious of the?semester deadlines for submitting a software installation request.
  • Involving?UTS?and SCS early on in this process will ensure a timely and successful deployment.
  • Review the?. The software you are requesting may already be available to you.
  • If you are requesting?new software?or an upgrade to an existing software, you must consult with your dean and departmental chair prior to submitting the request to SCS.
  • Software installed in the SCS computer labs is audited on a regular basis.?You may be asked to fill out a ?to keep your software up to date on the systems.
  • Requests submitted by anyone other than the faculty member intending to use the software for a course will not be processed.

General Information

  • Installation
    Student Computing Services (SCS) will install course-related software and for use in the SCS Public Computer Labs and Technology Enhanced Classrooms (TEC). The software must be designed to run on Windows 7 x64 (SP1) or Mac OS X (10.12) as a restricted Guest user. Licensing does not permit Demo-ware, Trial-ware, Shareware or Personal Use applications. Free Software must conform to one of the known “Free Software” licenses listed in the .
  • Authority
    All software installations on SCS lab computers and in SCS TEC classrooms are done by SCS staff only. Prior arrangements should be made with SCS to ensure successful deployment and operation of software.
  • Licensing
    Proof of Licensing, Installation Media, and License / Supporting Documentation are required for all software and must match the number of computers intending to run the software concurrently and must accompany the . No software will be installed that violates the software’s License, has reached End-of-Life, is considered unstable (alpha, beta, release candidate) by the vendor / author / developer, is Out-of-Support by the vendor / author / developer or does not have an installer.
  • Availability
    To ensure availability at the start of a semester, the and accompanying software must be given to SCS according to the published?deadlines.

Software Installation Deadlines

and the software to be installed for a course in a SCS?lab or TEC must be turned in according to these dates in order to be available for the beginning of the upcoming semester.

Semester SIRF Deadlines

Fall

Must be submitted no later than the?last week of July

Spring

Must be submitted no later than the?last week of November

Summer

Must be submitted no later than the?last week of April

Availability Timeframe

  • Review and be aware of the?deadlines for submitting a .
  • received with complete and accurate information according to the?deadline schedule?will be available the first?week of classes. Else they will be returned and not processed.
  • For all summer sessions, submit a according to the?deadline dates.

General Policies

  • SCS provides Standard Software in all SCS open computer labs and TEC classrooms in the following five areas: Productivity, Graphics, Communications, Internet, and Utilities. View the ?in the SCS labs.
  • Course-related software that accompanies student textbooks may be provided by the instructor to SCS for technical evaluation and installation. Software not directly part of or included with course texts must be approved by the dean before forwarding to SCS. To be installed, this software must be functionally different from?existing software?already installed and not cause any redundancies.
  • Faculty will be contacted by SCS staff via email when the software has been deployed.
  • SCS will not provide instructional support for the software being installed.
  • Please provide your software on a CD or USB drive. SCS keeps a copy of this software with the . SCS does not download software from vendor/author websites.
  • To prevent software from becoming derelict, software is installed on a per semester basis. It is the instructor’s responsibility to keep the Software Installation(s) current. To keep Software Installation(s) current, you may fill out a . If a continuance has not been requested or an “Un-installation Preference” has not been indicated, the software will be removed after the initial installation semester ends. SCS will send an email notification at the end of the semester regarding un-installations.
  • UTS will facilitate University decisions to implement new software additions and upgrades.
  • Incomplete forms and forms without accompanying software and licensing documentation cannot be processed and will be returned.

Additional Services

  • SCS will contact the software vendor/author to determine software compatibility with existing SCS lab computers.
  • In consultation with the instructor(s), SCS will also review, from a technical standpoint, the expected performance and resource requirements of the software on SCS lab computers.

Department?Responsibility

  • The Department and faculty must agree on specific software and involve the dean, UTS?and SCS.
  • The Department procures the necessary funding for commercial software.
  • Coordinate requests for new software additions/upgrades with?UTS?and SCS.
  • Faculty must submit a if the software is to be used the following semester.
  • Please provide your software on a CD or USB. SCS keeps a copy of this software with the Software Installation Form. SCS is not authorized to download software from vendor websites that require a username or special authorization.