Licenced software at the University of Waterloo

To be considered for a site licence, the software must meet the following criteria.

  • The software can be used by faculty, staff and grad students.

  • The software is integral for people to do their job.

  • The software will be used by a significant portion of campus users.

Submit a licencing recommendation

To request a site licence, please submit a business case and your request will be brought to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for presentation to UCIST. If UCIST supports the recommendation, the CIO will request funding for the site license.  

Support for software

Please contact your Faculty service desk or IT Support Representative if you require assistance after purchasing a piece of software.

Available licensed software

Software company

Available for

Software information

Software company

Available for

Software information

Adobe

Faculty, Staff

Autodesk

Staff

Contact ist-swpu@uwaterloo.ca to purchase

Autodesk

Faculty

Autodesk

Students

Free for students on the Autodesk website

Corel

Faculty, Staff

CorelDraw, WordPerfect can be purchased through OnTheHub (authentication required)

Esri

Faculty, Staff, Students

View the Accessing Esri ArcGIS software knowledge base article to get started for teaching, learning and research purpose

FileMaker Pro

Faculty, Staff

FileMaker Pro can be purchased through the IST Webstore

Labview

Faculty, Staff

Labview can be purchased through the IST Webstore

Maple

Faculty, Staff

  • Maple for faculty/staff can be purchased through the IST Webstore

  • Maple for Students can be purchased through the W Store

MatLab

Faculty, Staff, Students

Available for download or use online through a campus licence.

Microsoft 365 with Office 365 Pro Plus

Faculty, Staff, Grad Students

Microsoft 365 A3 with Office 365 Pro Plus

Read the University of Waterloo's Microsoft campus agreement FAQ

Microsoft

Faculty, Staff

Various products (see the complete list) can be purchased through the IST Webstore

Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus (Desktop)

Faculty, Staff, Grad Students

Microsoft Office applications for up to 5 personally-owned computers/devices

NVivo

Faculty, Staff, Grad Students

Faculty, Staff, or Students

Purchased through the IST Webstore

OnTheHub (authentication required) perpetual or 24-month student license

Note: If you are in Health, contact Health Computing

SAS

Faculty, Staff

Purchased through the IST Webstore

Learn more about SAS

Note: If you are in Arts, contact Arts Computing

SPSS

Faculty, Staff for academic research or teaching

SPSS, Amos can be purchased through the IST Webstore

Learn more about SPSS

SPSS

Students and Grad Packs

Please order your copy from the OnTheHub online store

Learn more about SPSS

Techsmith

Faculty, Staff, Students

 Camtasia Studio, Snagit/Dubit can be purchased directly from the company with an educational discount

See a comparison table of other screen recording tools that may be a better fit depending on your requirements and technical skill level.

IST will not be purchasing bulk or site licences for Camtasia. 

WinEdt

Faculty, Staff, Students

WinEdt  - Latex Editor for Windows can be purchased directly from the company

Additional service resources

Resources may be located within the IST Knowledge Base or on a website outside of this Confluence space.