Site license agreements are entered into with software vendors to give the university or specific groups within the university access to a particular software product. A key benefit of license centralization is that we can maximize the groups included, and this strength in numbers opens opportunities for volume discounts. We have the expertise to coordinate software negotiations with vendors to get the best possible pricing. As well, we can provide software hosting and distribution services for group software licensing. The requirements that we consider for Site Licenses are based on the needs of the campus. Software considered, in most cases, is the industry standard and provides baseline IT infrastructure for the core of the University.
Please email email@example.com if your school or department wishes to be included in an active license agreement or to investigate the potential for a new license agreement.
The following is a list and brief explanation of current site licenses at Ryerson. Depending on the license agreement in place, some software can be downloaded directly by Faculty, Staff and Students. Some are restricted to lab installation only. For further questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Software Product||Notes & Eligibility||Cost Information|
|Adobe Acrobat||Available to all Ryerson Faculty and Staff to download||Acrobat Professional is no longer a free product. Please consult the Ryerson Book Store to purchase.|
|Adobe Creative Cloud||Ryerson University has Entreprise Term License Agreement. Individual licenses can be purchased through CCS at cost of $286.95 per license per year based on a two-year commitment ending in August of 2016. Creative Cloud is available in Academic Computing Labs.||Cost to Depts.|
|Arc GIS (ESRI)||Contact email@example.com for information regarding departmental participation in this Campus License Agreement||Cost to Depts.|
|AutoDesk||Available to Faculty requiring it for teaching purposes at no cost. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
AutoDesk is also available at no cost for students. Please visit AutoDesk Education Community page.
|MapInfo||Campus Licensing agreement for concurrent license usage. We can help set up computing labs on campus with concurrent licensing. We can not distribute this software on an individual basis because of the concurrent site licensing model.||No Cost|
|Maple||Available to Ryerson Faculty and Staff at no cost.||Cost to Depts.|
|Matlab||Available to Ryerson Faculty, Staff and Students||No Cost|
|Microsoft Office Products||Available to Faculty and Staff of Participating Departments Only. Participation in this agreement allows all schools to install Microsoft Office in all labs.||Cost to Depts.|
|NVivo||NVivo is qualitative data organization software program appropriate for those engaged in a diverse range of qualitative research methods. Ryerson University has a site license for NVIVO making the software available to all Faculty and labs.||No Cost|
|PCI Geomatics||Contact email@example.com for information regarding participation in this Campus License Agreement.||Cost to Depts.|
|SAS||Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information regarding participation in this Campus License Agreement.|
|Sophos||Available to Ryerson Faculty, Staff and Students||No Cost|
|SPSS||Licensing agreement for concurrent usage. We can not distribute this software on an individual installation basis because of the concurrent licensing model. SPSS for local installation by schools and departments can be purchased with a minimum 25 copy order by emailing email@example.com Single copies can be purchased at Ryerson Bookstore. SPSS is available at no charge to students, faculty and staff through Virtual Applications.||Cost to Depts.|