Software and Licenses
It is the IT Office you turn to with questions and orders regarding software and licenses for computers owned by Linnaeus University.
For ordering the SPSS licenses for students' private computers, use the form for SPSS below.
Linnaeus University has a campus agreement for SPSS which means that SPSS Statistics can be installed on computers for employees and public computers owned by Linnaeus University (not on employees´ privatet computers). The campus license also includes SPSS Amos for Windows.
The contract period runs from 1st of Mars to 28th of February.
Campus Agreement also includes licenses to students' private computers at no additional cost. This applies to students attending courses in which SPSS is a tool in the course. The agreement includes SPSS Statistics for Windows and Mac, Linux as well as SPSS Amos for Windows.
The licenses are valid one year from 1st of Mars to 28th of February.
Information about how students can access the SPSS program will be sent to the orderer.
Templates for Microsoft Office
Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP)
As an employee of the University you have the opportunity to take part of Microsoft's Software Assurance Home Use Program (HUP), which means that for a small fee you can order selected Microsoft applications for installation on a private computer.
The agreement with Microsoft means that you can use the program on a private computer as long as you are employed at Lnu and as long LNU campus agreement with Microsoft applies.
Guides for Office applications
In the serviceportal.lnu.se you will find several guides for Microsoft Office.
Linnaeus University offers a number of support software for students with various disabilities, such as reading and writing. The programs are installed on most public computers, in the university computer labs and the university library.
They can also be downloaded and installed on private computers.
Support programs on computers owned by Linnaeus University
If you want a more permanent installation of any of the assistance programs listed on the University Library's it can be installed for free on the computer owned by the University, such as employees´ computers, public computers or on the computers in a computer lab.
Ordering support software
If you wish to order an installation of support software on an emplyee computer, public computer or in a computer lab, contact either your IT department or your local IT coordinator.
The order should contain the following information:
- Name of the software
- Name of the computer where the software will be installed
- If it is for Windows or for Mac
- The name of the person who will have the software in case of installation on a personal computer.
Support software on private computers
As an employee at Linnaeus University you can also download and install support programs on your personal computer as available to students at the University Library's site. The installation is limited in time.
Help with support software
Do you need guidance or help with getting started with the program, you can contact Henrik Evertsson at the University Library.
Licens mangagement, inventory of hardware and software
As a university, we are obliged, according to the accounting regulation, to ensure procedures for accurate accounting of assets. Accurate information on equipment is a prerequisite for being able to plan, monitor and deliver efficient IT services.
In order to meet the above requirements and to provide with accurate information, such as investment needs, an automated inventory tool is needed. Linnaeus Universitys´ inventory system for hardware and software is called Snow.
Read more about Snow Inventory.
Activities that is being counducted with Snow:
- Inventory of installed software
To comply with demands from suppliers on a proper license management in order to meet the requirements for license compliance and to identify, plan and monitor software upgrades. The tool does not read any documents, databases or other written information that you have in your computer.
- Registration of purchased application licenses
To follow up of license compliance and to have as a basis for reinstallation / replacement of the computer, and to avoid new purchases in the event there are licenses over.
- Inventory of hardware
For handling hardware-related support issues effectively by quickly identifying hardware related problems associated with support cases. Inventory is also made to provide correct documentation for computers before hardware upgrades.
- Inventory of the level of use of the software
To follow up how Lnu's software is used in order to offer the best and most cost effective software agreements for LNU users. The inventory is also done to ensure that the installed software is updated from a safety and user perspective, for example, to facilitate the exchange of files between users.
Read more in the PDF document "Inventering och uppdatering av uppgifter om datorer, övriga korttidsinventarier och anläggningar" (only in Swedish).