It is the official policy of Concordia University Portland that all software installations in university computer labs must follow the guidelines and requirements stated below in this document.

Lab Software Installation Guidelines

  • All software will be tested in advance by a qualified member of ITS.
  • All installations will be done on a Master Image workstation from which all computers in the labs are updated.
  • All requests for new software in the computer labs will be submitted to ITS for testing no later than 30 days before the start of classes for the semester in which the software is to be used. Note: Submitting software does not guarantee its installation. All software must pass testing and administrative review. If the software compatibility or appropriateness is in question, it is advisable to submit the software well in advance of the deadline to ensure the testing and review process can be completed before the start of the semester.
  • All requests for software to be retained in the computer labs from one semester to the next should be submitted to ITS no later than 10 days before the start of the semester in which the software is to be used.


Lab Software Installation Requirements

  • Software in computer labs must have a minimum number of licenses purchased to cover the total number of computers in the lab in which it will be used. Smaller block or individual installations will not be done in computer labs.
  • All software must be compatible with the present operating system being used in the computer labs (currently running Windows 7 32-bit)
  • All software requested for installation in the computer labs must be designed and intended for academic class work. All software is subject to administrative review by ITS managers. Software packages deemed inappropriate for use in computer labs may be refused. Examples of such software would be anything that compromises the basic configuration of the workstation such as fire walling software or virus scanning software.
  • Security or Hacking tools that could be used to compromise the network or any other software that would act contrary to the appropriate use statement would also not be allowed.


Exceptions for Demonstration software

Some software packages may be intended only for use as a demonstration. These packages may be installed on the instructor workstation only with the approval of ITS. These demonstration packages may not be subject to all the guidelines and requirements included in the above policy. If you have a software package you would like to use in the computer lab, it is recommended you contact ITS in advance of any aforementioned deadlines to discuss whether the software is best suited as a demonstration or for general computer lab installation.


Current Installed Software

For a list of currently installed software, please view the article here.


How to Request

To request new software based on the guidelines below please email support@cu-portland.edu and your request will be reviewed and responded to when able.


Updated by Steven Quirk 10/3/13