Student Resources

BGSU offers users a variety of free and discounted software and support, just for being a student! The below list outlines our most common student resources.

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Microsoft Office | Office 365

The Microsoft Office 365 suite includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneDrive and many other Microsoft Office tools. BGSU students can install the software on up to five different devices.

Cost: FREE
Personal Use: YES 
Business/University Use: YES

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Zoom

Zoom is a video and web-conferencing tool available to BGSU faculty, staff and students to support working, teaching and learning remotely and online.  

Cost: FREE
Personal Use: YES
Business/University Use: YES

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Statistical Analysis System (SAS)

Runs large statistical operations and return data. SAS is installed in many computer labs across campus, but can also be installed on personal machines by bringing them to the Information Technology Services (ITS) service desk (please contact the ITS service desk to schedule an appointment).

Cost: FREE
Personal Use: YES
Business/University Use: YES

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VirtualBox

Oracle VM VirtualBox is a cross-platform virtualization application, allowing your computer to run multiple OSes, inside multiple virtual machines, at the same time. As an example, you can run Windows and Linux on your Mac. VirtualBox can be installed on personal machines by bringing them to ITS. Please contact the ITS service desk to schedule an appointment.

Cost: Free for students on personal devices.
Personal Use: YES 
Business/University Use: NO

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Hardware Support

ITS can perform repairs on personal Dell and Apple devices. Please contact the ITS service desk to schedule an appointment.

Cost: Warranty services are FREE | Costs for devices not under warranty are TBD
Personal Use: YES 
Business/University Use: YES

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ChemBioOffice

ChemBioOffice is an integrated suite of scientifically intelligent productivity tools that enables researchers to capture, store, retrieve and a share data and information on compounds, reactions, materials and their properties.

Cost: FREE
Personal Use: NO   
Business/University Use: YES

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Data Destruction & Recycling

ITS can also recycle personal devices and accessories. Please contact the ITS service desk to schedule an appointment.

Cost: FREE
Personal Use: YES 
Business/University Use: YES

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OneDrive

OneDrive provides users with a file storage solution that allows for sharing and collaboration with individuals both on and off campus similar to Dropbox.

Cost: FREE
Personal Use: YES
Business/University Use: YES

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MatLab

MatLab allows matrix manipulations, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs written in other languages, including C, C++, C#, Java, Fortran and Python.

Cost: FREE
Personal Use: YES
Business/University Use: YES

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Qualtrics

Qualtrics is an online survey software. The application allows a user to build surveys in which to gain insight into areas including institutional assessment, faculty evaluation and student satisfaction.

Cost: FREE
Personal Use: NO   
Business/University Use: YES
 
 

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Top Hat

Top Hat is a classroom engagement and polling software for mobile devices that helps to make teaching fun and effective. Many BGSU instructors require that students have Top Hat installed for use in class.

Cost: $21 for 1 semester | $33 for 1 year | $ 62 for 4 years
Personal Use: NO   
Business/University Use: YES

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R

R is a programming language & software environment for statistical computing/graphics. The R language is widely used among statisticians and data miners for developing statistical software & data analysis.

Cost: FREE
Personal Use: Yes 
Business/University Use: YES

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