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Software and Hardware

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Whether you are an existing professor or incoming personnel, you have access to a robust software catalog. Alongside software, the Dean of Faculty has access to the latest in enterprise hardware with equipment sporting the latest generation processors and adaptable to today’s teaching environment, incorporating 2-in-1 hardware and tablet functionality.

See below for a sample configuration for incoming personnel.

Software (included)

Processor: Intel i5 or i7 processor (dual and quad-core)

Graphics: Intel High-Speed Integrated Graphics


Storage: Minimum 500GB Solid State Drive (SSD)

Input/Outputs: HDMI, VGA, Thunderbolt-3 (USB-C), USB-A, DIsplayport, Headphone/Microphone

External Accessories: x2 Large (24″-34″) monitors, office docking station, keyboard/mouse combination, external speakers.

  • Expect the latest hardware offering from all major enterprise brands.
  • Some configurations may vary depending on workload (eg., STEM)


Pre-Installed on Hardware:

Microsoft Office 2016 (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, etc.)

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft OneDrive

Microsoft Edge Enterprise

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Adobe Acrobat DC

Echo360 Universal Capture: Personal

7-Zip File Manager

VLC Video Player



Advanced Software

We offer a variety of software and web services to support faculty and staff members. See the table below for a breakdown of standard capabilities, as well as additional services available upon request. 

Included on issued hardware
Web application available
Available upon request
Office 365

Available on up to 5 devices and includes OneDrive and Microsoft Teams. Can be installed on personal computers and mobile devices.

x x
Office 365 Power Platform x x
Echo360 Lecture Capture 

Includes universal capture software for recording/live-streaming lectures

x x
Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS)

Includes plug-ins such as Respondus Lockdown Browser, Blackboard Collaborate and other tools.


Gradescope helps you seamlessly administer and grade all of your assessments, whether online or in-class.

x x
MathWorks MATLAB

Whether you’re analyzing data, developing algorithms, or creating models, MATLAB is designed for the way you think and the work you do.


Offers advanced statistical analysis, a vast library of machine learning algorithms, text analysis, open-source extensibility, integration with big data, and seamless deployment into applications.


Engineering solution that delivers powerful, easy-to-use tools that help you innovate and accelerate every aspect of your product development process.


Academic Integrity platform

x x