Software for ISU Faculty & Staff (on personal owned devices)
Tech Cyte offers a wide variety of software at educational prices for ISU students, faculty & staff, including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows, Adobe Creative Suite, and more! If you're looking for something that's not listed, just let us know and we'll see if we can special order it for you. Also, check out the ITS Software Asset Management page to find information about other software that has been licensed by ISU or one of its departments or units that may be available to ISU faculty, staff, and students.
Microsoft Office for Faculty/Staff
Office 365 ProPlus
Office 365 ProPlus is available for free to Iowa State faculty and staff for their personal use. To access the software, log in to Office 365, view the ProPlus license, and download the latest version of Office. Previous versions of Office are also available for download. This offering allows faculty and staff to install Office on 5 computers (Windows or Mac) and on 5 mobile devices of their choice. While free to all faculty and staff, the benefits of the ProPlus program will be severed when an individual leaves the university. It is the understanding of ITS that the software will continue to function in a read-only mode until the user opts to purchase a license or personal subscription. Should a new version of Office come out when the user is still affiliated with the university, upgrading to that version will be free.
Home Use Program (HUP)
Through the Home Use Program (HUP) faculty and staff can purchase Microsoft Office for their personal use at a very reasonable cost. The Office 365 ProPlus option above is a more flexible option, but also depends on network access to login. If your personal device may be limited or without network access, the HUP offers another option.
OnTheHub educationally-priced software available for faculty & staff to download purchase includes: Microsoft Office, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Parallels, SPSS, and more. Requires an active ISU email address.
- Go to iastate.onthehub.com.
- Create an account using your ISU email address.
- Add your desired software to the cart.
- Purchase software using a credit card.
- After purchase, you will be provided with a download link and product key.
NOTE: Save your product key somewhere safe. The website will only keep record of your product key for one month after purchase.
Imagine (formerly DreamSpark)
Imagine is a Microsoft Program that supports technical education by providing access to Microsoft software for learning, teaching and research purposes. The Imagine program includes the most current Microsoft operating systems, server products, and development software (Visual Studio, SDKs, DDKs), tools to be used in software development and teaching courses on software development and other computer-related topics.
Free software is available through the Iowa State IT Imagine program at www.it.iastate.edu/services/software-faculty. The license to use this software expires when you leave the university. Contact your department's IT department for eligibility information.
Reminder: If you're looking for something that's not listed, just let us know and we'll see if we can special order it for you. Also, check out the ITS Software Asset Management page to find information about other software that has been licensed by ISU or one of its departments or units that may be available to ISU faculty, staff, and students.