Remote Working and Learning - How to Get Software While Remote
This document will help you get the software you need to work or learn remotely.
Updated 3/17/20 - updated Mathematica information
Adobe Creative Cloud
Faculty and Staff are licensed to use Creative Cloud on both UW- and personally-owned devices. Access info here:
Adobe Connect Classroom/Meeting Tool
Adobe Connect announced on Monday they are offering free 90-day access until 1st July 2020, where individuals/institutions can use Adobe Connect rooms with up-to 25 participants for free for up to 90 days if they sign-up for a trial license between now and 1st July.https://blogs.adobe.com/adobeconnect/2020/03/adobe-connect-extending-support-in-the-wake-of-covid-19.html
Cisco Webex Meetings Available for download by faculty and staff from the CSL
Our Campus-Wide License gives everyone has access to MATLAB Online, MATLAB Drive, MATLAB Mobile, and MATLAB Grader, all cloud based tools for instruction.
All of these can be accessed via our MathWorks/UW Portal here:
SmartDraw is an easy-to-use yet powerful diagramming tool for flowcharts, organization charts, mind maps, project charts, and other business visuals. It's like Visio, only better.
Solidworks has released new options for students, hobbyists, faculty, and staff beyond our current campus license.
Download 60-day Trial SOLIDWORKS® software:
• SDK-ID: TCOVID19
• Choose current SOLIDWORKS® version
• During the download process you will receive an email with the 24-character serial number needed to install and activate.
SPSS & Stata are statistical analysis programs that are available for Faculty, Staff, and Students for teaching and research purposes.Available for download by faculty, staff, and students from the CSL
VanDyke SecureCRT and SecureFX
SecureCRT for Windows, Mac, and Linux provides rock-solid terminal emulation for computing professionals.
SecureFX for Windows, Mac, and Linux is a flexible, secure file transfer application with an easy-to-learn visual interface.Available for download by faculty, staff, and students from the CSL
WiscVPN (PaloAlto GlobalProtect)
There has been no change with the status of this software. Here are the instructions for using the software: https://kb.wisc.edu/90370
Available for download by faculty, staff, and students from the link above.
X-Win32 & FastX
All students, faculty and staff at University of Wisconsin-Madison can make use of X-Win32 and FastX in order to connect to servers on campus. Use for personal purposes, such as connecting to a personal Linux machine is also covered. FastX is particularly well suited for people connecting from home to servers on campus. Performance of FastX over WAN connections is close to LAN-like so even high-end graphics applications perform well. The X11 protocol on which X-Win32 is based is usually too heavy for remote use.
The only requirement is that Administrators will need to install the FastX server component onto the Linux machines that host the applications users need to access. Desktop clients are unlicensed and users can also use their Web browser to access applications.Available for download by faculty, staff, and students from the CSL