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Stata Windows, Mac, Linux
By Stata
For Everybody

Stata is a complete, integrated statistical package that provides everything you need for data analysis, data management, and graphics.

For additional information regarding this software, please see this GROK article: Stata: LSU Overview.

By Various Stock Providers
For Everybody

Providers of various profesional and stock images for licensed use at cost include:


Getty Images

Post and Courier

The Associated Press


Adobe Stock


For plans and pricing, please visit one of the above providers via their websites.

Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 3.1 - 3.3
By Symantec
For Ghost Users

Available to individuals who participated in the Ghost agreement during the years this was the current version of Ghost.

Tableau Windows
By Tableau Software, LLC
For Select Individuals and Groups

The Creator license is designed for users who create content. This can include the design, cleaning, and curation of data sources, which others will use to analyze governed data, or the creation of visualizations and dashboards with which other users will interact. It also includes designing governance and permissions models that control which information users may find.

To purchase Tableau (only faculty/staff may send a request) please see the following link: LSU IT Service Catalog: Tableau category

By tn3270
For Everybody

Tn3270 is a terminal emulation program for connecting to computers which use IBM 3270 terminals. Major features of the emulation include color, extended highlighting, support for different screen and font sizes, and SSL support. Some more obscure features include support for the APL character set, and support for file transfer and remote printing when tn3270 is used with an IBM VM/CMS host. The Classic version of tn3270 also supports 3179 graphics emulation.

For additional information, see: TN3270 for Mac OS X.

TSM Client Windows, Mac, Linux
TSM Client
For Faculty, Staff

The IBM Tivoli Storage Manager family of offers automated data protection that can help reduce the risks associated with data loss. The TSM enables you to protect your organization’s data from failures and other errors by storing backup, archive, space management and bare-metal restore data, as well as compliance and disaster-recovery data in a hierarchy of off line storage. 

For additional information, please refer to: Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM): LSU Overview.

TurningPoint Windows, Mac
By Turning Technologies
For Faculty, Staff

TurningPoint is the ultimate audience response system. With TurningPoint, your PowerPoint presentations become powerful data collection and assessments that collect real-time responses from participants..

For additional information about this software, see this GROK article: TurningPoint: LSU Overview

To download, please go to the TurningPoint Download page on the provider's website.

By Turnitin
For Faculty
Turnitin Feedback Studio is a feedback and plagiarism detection tool used to improve writing and engage students in the feedback process which students and faculty may use through their Moodle accounts. Students can only use Turnitin if an instructor creates a Turnitin assignment in a Moodle course. 
For additional information, please visit Turnitin: Overview.
VMware Academic Program
By VMware, Inc.
For Students, Faculty, Staff

The VMware Academic Program (VMAP) is a comprehensive usage program designed specifically for the academic community.

It includes licenses for the following products:

  • Fusion
  • Workstation
  • Server

In addition to free licenses for instruction and research, VMware also provides academic institutions and affiliated organizations special discounts on VMware software and support when deployed as a part of their IT infrastructure.

For more information about VMware, visit the Grok article VMware: LSU Overview.

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff can use VMware software under specific program usage guidelines free of charge for academic research and classroom instruction.


Students can install this software on their personal computers as part of their coursework or research projects.

NOTE: The VMWare client is different from VLab, the virtual desktop offered to all members of LSU which allows access to Computer Lab software remotely. You may install VLab virtual desktop with the following instructions: Virtual Lab (VLab): LSU Overview & Download. If you are having issues accessing software on VLab such as SPSS, please reach out to servicedesk@lsu.edu for assistance.

To download VMware client, please send a request to software@lsu.edu from your LSU Email Address to be added to the VMWare IT Academy Portal which now hosts all VMWare licensing & downloads.
Requests sent from other email addresses will not be given access to VMWare client.

WhenToWork Windows
By WhenToWork, Inc
For Select Individuals and Groups

WhenToWork, Inc. is a privately owned California corporation, dedicated to providing online employee scheduling and customer service at the lowest cost.

Zoom Windows, Mac, Linux
By Zoom Video Communications
For Select Individuals and Groups

Zoom is a full featured video conferencing tool which supports chat, screen sharing, large groups, a meeting calendar, and the ability to add a custom virtual background to your video screen.

To download and install Zoom to your machine, please refer to: Zoom: LSU Overview.

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