Campus Software

Microsoft Office

Students and employees at the University of North Alabama may download and install Microsoft Office on their personal devices. For more information and complete installation instructions, click here.

There are a variety of resources available for improving your Microsoft Office knowledge and skills, including:

Microsoft Office - Skype for Business

In addition to the standard platform of Office products, UNA has campus-wide access to Skype for Business (formerly Lync, and Microsoft Live Meeting before that). Skype for Business meetings provide the ability for up to 250 people to collaborate online by using features such as video, audio, instant messaging, or content sharing. Here's how to get started:

Microsoft Visual Studio   

Visual Studio enables you to write code accurately and efficiently without losing the current file context. You can easily zoom into details such as call structure, related functions, check-ins, and test status. You can also leverage our functionality to refactor, identify, and fix code issues.

Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 is installed in the following labs:

  • Collier Library main floor
  • Keller Hall, Room 233 - Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Keller Hall, Room 334 - Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Raburn Wing, Room 206 - Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Raburn Wing, Room 210 - Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Raburn Wing, Room 211 - Computer Science and Information Systems

Check out the following sources to get started with Visual Studio:

Adobe Acrobat DC

All UNA-owned computers are eligible to have Acrobat DC installed. Acrobat DC allows users to create, edit, and sign PDF documents and forms. Adobe offers a variety of training resources, including:

The Adobe Education Exchange includes instructional resources, professional development, and peer-to-peer collaboration opportunities for educators. Sign in with an existing Adobe ID (or create a new one) to access sample lesson plans, discussion boards, and tutorials on a variety of Adobe products. For more information about the exchange itself, take a look at the Adobe Education Exchange tutorials.

Adobe Creative Cloud

UNA's license agreement with Adobe allows ITS to install the Creative Cloud suite of apps in the following campus labs:

  • Art Building, Room 302 - Art, MacOS
  • Bibb Graves Hall, Room 207 - English
  • Collier Library main floor
  • Communications Building, Room 116 - Publication Lab, MacOS
  • Communications Building, Room 118 - Production Lab
  • 122 Tombigbee - Entertainment Industry, MacOS
  • S. Seminary Street - Connie D. McKinney Department of Human Sciences, Hospitality, and Design
  • Keller Hall, Room 233 (Photoshop only) - Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Keller Hall, Room 334 - Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Math Building, Room 7 Lab
  • Raburn Hall, Room 211 (Photoshop only) - Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Science and Engineering Technology Building, Room 369 - Biology
  • Stevens Hall, Room 101 - Educational Technology
  • Student Commons Building, Room 216 - University Success Center
  • Wesleyan Hall, Room 103 - Geography
  • Wesleyan Hall, Room 106 - Geography (registered Geography students only)


SPSS is available in every lab on campus, and all teaching faculty at UNA have access to SPSS for instructional purposes. The following are some links for help getting started with SPSS.


How to Get Mathematica

Mathematica is currently installed in the following locations:

• Math Building 7 computer lab
• Commons Building second floor lab and tutoring pcs

Mathematica can also be installed on:

• Faculty and staff personally owned machines
Fill out this form to request a home-use license from Wolfram.

• Student personally owned machines
Students can buy discounted licenses through Wolfram's Web Store, but if you're teaching with Mathematica, or a significant quantity of students will be purchasing licenses, please contact Troy Schaudt at Wolfram Research for better discounts.

Are you interested in putting Mathematica elsewhere? Please contact Help Desk or Troy Schaudt at Wolfram Research.

Mathematica Tutorials

The first two tutorials are excellent for new users, and can be assigned to students as homework to learn Mathematica outside of class time.

Hands-on Start to Mathematica
Follow along in Mathematica as you watch this multi-part screencast that teaches you the basics—how to create your first notebook, calculations, visualizations, interactive examples, and more.

What's New in Mathematica 10
Provides examples to help you get started with new functionality in Mathematica 10, including machine learning, computational geometry, geographic computation, and device connectivity.

How To Topics
Access step-by-step instructions ranging from how to create animations to basic syntax information.

Learning Center
Search Wolfram's large collection of materials for example calculations or tutorials in your field of interest.

Teaching with Mathematica

Mathematica offers an interactive classroom experience that helps students explore and grasp concepts, plus gives faculty the tools they need to easily create supporting course materials, assignments, and presentations.

Resources for educators

Mathematica for Teaching and Education—Free video course
Learn how to make your classroom dynamic with interactive models, explore computation and visualization capabilities in Mathematica that make it useful for teaching practically any subject at any level, and get best-practice suggestions for course integration.

How To Create a Lecture Slideshow—Video tutorial
Learn how to create a slideshow for class that shows a mixture of graphics, calculations, and nicely formatted text, with live calculations or animations.

Wolfram Demonstrations Project
Download pre-built, open-code examples from a daily-growing collection of interactive visualizations, spanning a remarkable range of topics.

Wolfram Training Education Courses
Access on-demand and live courses on Mathematica, SystemModeler, and other Wolfram technologies.

Research with Mathematica

Rather than requiring different toolkits for different jobs, Mathematica integrates the world's largest collection of algorithms, high-performance computing capabilities, and a powerful visualization engine in one coherent system, making it ideal for academic research in just about any discipline.

Resources for researchers

Mathematica for University Research—Free video course
Explore Mathematica's high-level and multi-paradigm programming language, support for parallel computing and GPU architectures, built-in functionality for specialized application areas, and multiple publishing and deployment options for sharing your work.

Utilizing HPC and Grid Computing—Free video course
Learn how to create programs that take advantage of multicore machines or available clusters.

Field-Specific Applications
Learn what areas of Mathematica are useful for specific fields.

Web Support

Email Support

Phone & In Person Support

  • HelpDesk Office Hours (located in Collier Library/Main Floor): 
    • Sunday: 3pm-7pm
    • Monday-Thursday: 7:00AM to 7:000PM
    • Friday: 7am-4:30pm