Software Already Available To You

June 7, 2017 / By: Information Technology Services

Audience:Faculty & Staff Audience Icon Faculty & Staff

You may not know it, but faculty and staff already have a number of software already available to them on their St. Thomas computers.

Before requesting new software, check to see if it is already on your computer or in the self-service app (mac) or software center (pc). If it is, all you need to do is install it! Use the instructions below to add or update your software.

Information Technology Services highly recommends checking these locations each semester to see if new software has been added to the software centers and to take proactive steps to ensure you have the current versions of your software on your work computer.

PC Computers: Software Center

  1. Click on the Start Menu Icon for the start menu on the Windows 7 operating system.
  2. Type Software Center into the search box at the bottom of the menu
    Screenshot of where to search for the Software Center in the start menu of a Windows 7 operating system.
  3. Click on the search result for Software center
     Screenshot of where to select the Software Center in the start menu of a Windows 7 operating system.
  4. Click on the icon of the software you would like to install.
  5. Click Install
  6. Once the installation is complete, please restart your computer

Mac Computers: Self Service app

  1. Go to your Applications Folder
  2. Launch the Self Service application
    Icon for the Self Service application on Mac computers.
  3. Find the software you wish to install. Click the icon then click Install.‌
  4. At the prompt, click Install.
  5. Wait for the software to download and install. You can follow the progress at the top of the Self Service window.‌
  6. Restart your computer
  7. Note the new icons in your dock.‌