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Division of Information Resources & Technology Sacramento State

Software & Tools Catalog

Access Image logo for Access.

  • desktop/laptop
  • analysis
  • data & research
  • database
  • database management
  • microsoft
  • rdbms
  • relational database
  • reporting

Microsoft Access is a database and information management tool that helps store information for reference, reporting, and analysis. This Windows-only program is available in the College of Business Computer labs.

Available for faculty staff students

Accessibility Toolkit

  • WCAG
  • accessibility
  • canvas tools
  • compliance
  • instructional materials
  • universal design

Check the accessibility of instructional materials using built-in Canvas tools.

Available for faculty staff

Adobe Creative Cloud Image logo for Adobe Creative Cloud.

  • desktop/laptop
  • adobe acrobat
  • after effects
  • animate
  • audition
  • business productivity
  • design
  • dreamweaver
  • graphic
  • illustrator
  • indesign
  • lightroom
  • photoshop
  • premier
  • video
  • web design
  • xd
  • xd

Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro and more – graphic design, video, web, and photography tools you need! Available in campus Computer Labs, on University-managed devices, and can be added to personal devices as a licensing add-on.

Available for faculty staff students

Adobe Sign Image logo for Adobe Sign.

  • business productivity
  • document
  • e-signatures
  • signing
  • workflow

Adobe Sign is a cloud-based document signing service that uses e-signatures, and offers convenient tracking via the web and mobile devices.

Available for faculty staff

Akindi Image logo for Akindi.

  • canvas
  • quiz
  • scan tron
  • scantron
  • test
  • test scanner

The Akindi Canvas integration allows users to use any scanner and any sheet of paper to process tests digitally. Akindi delivers ease of use and significant cost savings by eliminating the need to purchase Scantron’s proprietary scanners, paper, and maintenance.

Available for faculty staff

Alertus Desktop Image logo for Alertus Desktop.

  • desktop/laptop
  • access & security
  • emergency
  • notification

Alertus Desktop is a software program for delivering emergency notifications to desktop and laptop computer systems.

Available for faculty staff students

Access

arcGIS

  • desktop/laptop
  • GIS
  • arc-GIS
  • maps
  • nsm
  • research

ArcGIS is a geographic information system for working with maps and geographic information maintained by the Environmental Systems Research Institute

Available for faculty staff students

Camtasia

  • desktop/laptop
  • edit video
  • presentations
  • record
  • teaching & learning
  • video content

Record or edit video to create tutorials, presentations, and other video content. Students can ONLY access in IRT-Computer Labs.

Available for faculty staff

Canvas Image logo for Canvas.

  • mobile app available
  • courses online
  • learning management system
  • online classes
  • online course content
  • teaching & learning

Canvas is home to Sac State's courses, and online course content.

Available for faculty staff students

Cascade

  • business operations tools
  • wcm
  • web content manager
  • web tools

Cascade is the campus' Web Content Management system (WCM). This WYSISWYG (what you see is what you get) tool allows for easy webpage management for departments and faculty.

Available for faculty staff

Cognos

  • analytics
  • data & research
  • reporting
  • self-service reports

Cognos Analytics reporting tools connect departments and colleges to University data. Request access to create self-service reports, or work with the IRT University Reporting Team to create specialty reports to meet academic and business needs.

Available for faculty staff

Concur

  • booking
  • business productivity
  • expense
  • management
  • travel
  • trips

Concur is our travel and expense manage system. Used to request approval for travel, submit reimbursements, and book travel arrangements for University business travel. Not to be used for Foundation or UEI travel. Log-in through the MySacState page.

Available for faculty staff

Duo Image logo for Duo.

  • mobile app available
  • access
  • access & security
  • authentication
  • emergency
  • multi-factor
  • password
  • security
  • two-factor
  • two-step
  • verification

Two-Step Verification with Duo — also known as multi-factor authentication — provides an extra layer of security in addition to your password. This extra step ensures University information, transactions or online work is safer from unauthorized access.

Available for faculty staff students

EAB Navigate Image logo for EAB Navigate.

  • advising
  • advisors
  • appointments online
  • counseling
  • student performance
  • teaching & learning
  • tutoring

EAB Navigate is the campus’ solution to advising needs. This Student Success Management System (SSMS) is an enterprise-level technology linking administrators, advisors, deans, faculty, staff, and students in a coordinated care network designed to help schools proactively manage student success.

Available for faculty staff students

Access

EndNote Image logo for EndNote.

  • bibliographies
  • bibliography
  • citations
  • data & research
  • references

EndNote automates the process of creating and managing citations, references, and bibliographies.

Available for faculty staff students

Excel Image logo for Excel.

  • mobile app available
  • desktop/laptop
  • business productivity
  • calculations
  • graphing
  • microsoft
  • office
  • office 365
  • pivot tables
  • spreadsheet

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet developed by Microsoft for Windows, macOS, Android and iOS. It features calculation, graphing tools, and pivot tables.

Available for faculty staff students

Gartner

  • compliance
  • data & research
  • legal
  • research

Gartner is a research portal with a focus on IT, finance, HR, customer service and support, and legal and compliance. Access limited to Staff and Faculty

Available for faculty staff

GlobalProtect VPN Image logo for GlobalProtect VPN.

  • mobile app available
  • desktop/laptop
  • access
  • campus resources
  • data & research
  • distance learning
  • filesharing
  • remote work
  • shared drives
  • virtual private network
  • vpn

GlobalProtect is the official Virtual Private Network (VPN) service for campus, allowing for access to shared drives or on-campus resources. Once downloaded, use vpn.csus.edu as the portal.

Available for faculty staff students

GoAnywhere Secure File Transfer Image logo for GoAnywhere Secure File Transfer.

  • access & security
  • data
  • email
  • files
  • filesharing
  • security
  • share
  • transfer
  • two-step

GoAnywhere securely shares files via emailed links — ideal for documents containing Level 1 and Level 2 Data.

Available for faculty staff

Access

Google Analytics

  • SEO
  • analytics
  • data & research
  • google
  • page views
  • reports
  • search engine optimization
  • web stats

Smart web content is driven by how our users search for our services, and Google Analytics helps campus web publishers create, manage, monitor, and enhance the Sacramento State web experience. Work smarter, not harder, and request a custom Google Analytics report for your site!

Available for faculty staff

Jamf Self Service Image logo for Jamf Self Service.

  • desktop/laptop
  • displaylink graphics driver
  • endnote
  • extron sharelink/pro
  • firefox
  • mathematica
  • microsoft remote desktop
  • nvivo
  • office 2019
  • onedrive
  • slack
  • spss
  • teams
  • vpn
  • zoom
  • IRT Supported

Jamf Self Service is an app on university-managed Mac computers that allows faculty and staff to install common free and university-licensed software. The Self Service app is also used for application patching and updates.

Available for faculty staff

JAWS

  • desktop/laptop
  • WCAG
  • accessibility
  • braille
  • compliance
  • screen reader
  • text-to-speech
  • universal design

JAWS is a Windows-only screen reader that provides text-to-speech output or through a refreshable Braille display.

Available for faculty staff students

Access

JMP Pro

  • desktop/laptop
  • analytics
  • data
  • data & research
  • modeling
  • predictive modeling
  • statistics

Solve problems, gain insights, and make complex data come alive! JMP Pro’s powerful statistical modeling tools are your go-to for data analysis, statistical discovery, predictive modeling, and cross-validation research.

Available for faculty staff students

Kurzweil 3000 Image logo for Kurzweil 3000.

  • desktop/laptop
  • WCAG
  • accessibility
  • assistive technology
  • compliance
  • learning disability
  • reading assistance
  • study platform
  • universal design
  • writing assistance

Kurzweil 3000 is an educational technology, or assistive technology, which provides a reading, writing and study platform aimed at people with learning disabilities or other disabilities that make reading or writing difficult.

Available for faculty staff students

Listserv Image logo for Listserv.

  • communication
  • communication & collaboration
  • distribution
  • group email
  • list

LISTSERV simplifies communications among campus organizations, classes, departments, committees, and other University groups by automating group email list distribution in a single step.

Available for faculty staff students

Respondus LockDown Browser

  • desktop/laptop
  • browser
  • canvas
  • custom browser
  • lockdown
  • teaching & learning
  • testing environment

Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Canvas.

Available for faculty staff students

Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha Pro Image logo for Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha Pro.

  • desktop/laptop
  • algebra
  • computation
  • data & research
  • engineering
  • math
  • research
  • scientific
  • wolfram

Mathematica is a symbolic mathematical computation program, sometimes called a computer algebra program, used in many scientific, engineering, mathematical, and computing fields. Wolfram is an additional tool to enhance Mathematica's functions.

Available for faculty staff students

Matlab

  • desktop/laptop
  • algorithms
  • coding
  • data
  • data viz
  • engineering
  • math
  • science
  • stem
  • teaching & learning
  • visualization

MATLAB is an industry standard software for science, engineering and math. It allows for coding and arranging data and algorithms visually, rather than on a traditional spreadsheet. Download MATLAB, Simulink, and more than 75 add-on toolboxes and products for free.

Available for faculty staff students

Autodesk Maya

  • desktop/laptop
  • 3D
  • animation
  • computer graphics

Autodesk Maya, commonly shortened to just Maya, is a 3D computer graphics application that runs on Windows, macOS and Linux.

Available for faculty staff students

Mediasite

  • canvas
  • captioning
  • hosted videos
  • online player
  • screen reader
  • share videos
  • teaching & learning
  • video creation

Panopto will officially replace Mediasite for recording, editing, hosting, and sharing video content in May 2022.

Available for faculty staff

Access

Microsoft BitLocker Image logo for Microsoft BitLocker.

  • desktop/laptop
  • access & security
  • backup
  • data loss
  • encrypt
  • hard drive
  • protect
  • security

This tough, behind-the-scenes security tool encrypts hard drives on University-owned Windows systems (Mac systems coming soon) to protect data in the event of loss or theft.

Available for faculty staff

My Sac State Image logo for My Sac State.

  • academic
  • access & security
  • business programs
  • campus portal
  • check email
  • grades
  • personalized
  • records
  • saclink account
  • student services
  • system notifications

Your newly redesigned home for all things Sacramento State! The campus portal organizes services, news and information personalized for you, and is your go-to resource to access academic and business programs, check email, view system notifications, and manage your SacLink account.

Available for faculty staff students

NVIVO

  • desktop/laptop
  • analyze
  • data
  • qualitative
  • research

NVivo helps qualitative researchers to organize, analyze and find insights in unstructured or qualitative data like interviews, open-ended survey responses, journal articles, social media and web content.

Available for faculty staff students

Microsoft 365 Image logo for Microsoft 365.

  • mobile app available
  • desktop/laptop
  • business productivity
  • excel
  • microsoft
  • office
  • office 365
  • onenote
  • outlook
  • powerpoint
  • word

Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) provides desktop, online, and mobile access to the variety of Microsoft apps for collaboration and productivity on the go. As a bonus, Sac State licensing provides a free download of Office Pro Plus on up to 5 personal devices.

Available for faculty staff students

OnBase Image logo for OnBase.

  • business productivity
  • custom workflows
  • document repository
  • online forms
  • secure storage

Eliminate the paper-handoff and filing cabinets with OnBase. OnBase moves business processes into the digital work through online forms, custom workflows, automatic communication, and secure storage. Chrome or Firefox recommended.

Available for faculty staff students

OneDrive Image logo for OneDrive.

  • mobile app available
  • desktop/laptop
  • backup
  • cloud
  • collaboration
  • communication & collaboration
  • dropbox
  • filesharing
  • microsoft
  • office 365
  • onenote
  • online storage
  • sharepoint

Save and share files with free online storage. Quickly open and save OneDrive files in Office apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.

Available for faculty staff students

OneNote Image logo for OneNote.

  • mobile app available
  • desktop/laptop
  • business productivity
  • clippings
  • drawings
  • microsoft
  • notebook
  • notes
  • office 365

A digital notebook, perfect for gathering notes, drawings, screen clippings and audio commentaries.

Available for faculty staff students

OtterAI Image logo for OtterAI.

  • WCAG
  • Zoom
  • Zoom add-on
  • accessibility
  • collaboration
  • compliance
  • conferencing
  • note-taking
  • transcription
  • universal design
  • video call
  • video chat
  • web recording

Otter Live Notes is an add-on that allows Zoom meeting hosts to enable live transcription for all participants, and live note-taking for collaborators.

Available for faculty staff students

Outlook Image logo for Outlook.

  • mobile app available
  • desktop/laptop
  • calendar
  • communication & collaboration
  • contacts
  • email
  • microsoft
  • office 365

Email, calendar, and contacts — all in one place. Stays synced across the web, computer, and mobile devices.

Available for faculty staff students

Panopto

  • canvas
  • captioned video
  • lecture capture
  • online player
  • share videos
  • teaching and learning
  • video editing
  • video recording
  • video storage
  • zoom

Replacing Mediasite in May 2022, Panopto instructional video platform is a one-stop recording, editing, storing, and sharing tool. Panopto includes Canvas and Zoom integrations, automatic captions, built-in quizzes and discussions, and ‘smart search’ to quickly locate specific content.

Available for faculty students

PeopleSoft (CMS and CFS)

  • academic
  • business productivity
  • cfs
  • cms
  • common financial system
  • common management system
  • data
  • financial
  • human resources
  • peoplesoft

PeopleSoft powers human resources, financial and academic data used by faculty, staff, and students for everyday work and business. Those with access to either the Common Management System (CMS) or the Common Financial System (CFS) can find the log-in link on their MySacState page.

Available for faculty staff students

PowerPoint Image logo for PowerPoint.

  • mobile app available
  • desktop/laptop
  • business productivity
  • microsoft
  • office 365
  • presentations
  • slideshow

Create simple slideshows, complex multimedia presentations, or even posters using PowerPoint.

Available for faculty staff students

Publisher Image logo for Publisher.

  • desktop/laptop
  • business productivity
  • business productivity
  • desktop publishing
  • greeting cards
  • labels
  • marketing
  • newsletters
  • templates

Create everything from simple greeting cards and labels to professional newsletters and marketing materials using a wide range of pre-designed templates. Windows Only (Available on Virtual Desktop or by installing Office 365 with the link below).

Available for faculty staff students

Qualtrics Image logo for Qualtrics.

  • data & research
  • data analysis
  • excel
  • online form
  • poll
  • spreadsheet
  • spss
  • survey

Qualtrics is the Campus' solution for creating and managing advanced survey instruments, distributions, data storage and analysis. Create accessible surveys that are compatible with mobile or desktops. Export results to SPSS or Excel.

Available for faculty staff students

Access

Respondus Exam Authoring

  • canvas addon
  • publish exams
  • teaching & learning
  • test creation
  • test editing

Respondus makes test creation and editing simple. Create and publish exams for use in Canvas courses quickly.

Available for faculty

Sac State Mobile Image logo for Sac State Mobile.

  • mobile app available
  • Android
  • access & security
  • campus resources
  • iOS
  • mobile app
  • online directory
  • parking
  • system notifications

Tap into what's new and download the official Sac State app! Features include campus maps and online directory, commuting information and real-time parking status, quick links to academic tools and resources, emergency contacts, and more.

Available for faculty staff students

SacFiles

  • backup
  • communication & collaboration
  • dropbox
  • file storage
  • online storage
  • shared drive

Campus Community Members are provided with online storage that can be accessed on most lab or office computers. Each member is provided 10GBs of storage. This online drive can also be added to a personal computer.

Available for faculty staff students

SacFiles Secure

  • backup
  • communication & collaboration
  • dropbox
  • online storage
  • secure
  • shared drive
  • storage

Staff and Faculty in need of secure storage space and flexible access can request the creation of a secure folder on campus servers. These spaces are ideal for working with departments or groups, and/or working with confidential information.

Available for faculty staff

SacSend 2.0 powered by Emma

  • broadcast
  • campus-wide news
  • communication & collaboration
  • communication tool
  • constant contact
  • email
  • events
  • mailchimp
  • special announcements

In addition to SacSend 1.0, this new platform is the official communication tool for designated campus units to broadcast timely, campus-wide news, events or special announcements with faculty, staff and students.

Available for faculty staff

Access

SacSend (1.0)

  • broadcast
  • campus-wide news
  • communication & collaboration
  • communication tool
  • events
  • legacy
  • special announcements

Prior to the launch of SacSend 2.0 powered by Emma on May 21, 2019, SacSend 1.0 was the official University broadcast email and portal message system for provisioned administration, faculty and staff to share campus-wide news, events or special announcements.

Available for faculty staff

Access

Smart Planner

  • coursework
  • planner
  • planning
  • teaching & learning

Part of the KEYS to Degree Toolbox, Smart Planner is an online tool students use in addition to academic advising to plan semester coursework — even as far ahead as graduation!

Available for faculty staff students

SnagIt

  • desktop/laptop
  • capture images
  • print screen
  • record video
  • screen capture
  • screen grab
  • screenshot
  • teaching & learning

Snagit makes it easy and intuitive to capture images or record video. Capture your full screen desktop, region, window, or scrolling screen.

Available for faculty staff

Software Center Image logo for Software Center.

  • desktop/laptop
  • OnBase
  • acrobat
  • adobe
  • camtasia
  • chrome
  • filezilla
  • firefox
  • slack
  • snagit
  • spss
  • zoom
  • IRT Supported

The Software Center is an application available on university-managed Windows workstations. Software Center allows for self-installation of common University licensed software as well as Microsoft and 3rd party application updates.

Available for faculty staff students

SPSS

  • desktop/laptop
  • data & research
  • statistical analysis
  • stats

SPSS is a software package used for interactive, or batched, statistical analysis.

Available for faculty staff students

SPSS - AMOS

  • desktop/laptop
  • analysis
  • data
  • data & research
  • sem
  • spss add-on
  • spss plug-in
  • structural equation modeling

Windows-only SPSS add-on. AMOS uses structural equation modeling (SEM) to test hypotheses on complex variable relationships and gain new insights from data.

Available for faculty staff students

SPSS Legacy

  • desktop/laptop
  • data & research
  • statistical analysis
  • stats

For use on out-of-date operating systems and hardware. SPSS is a software package used for interactive, or batched, statistical analysis.

Available for faculty staff students

StudyMate Author

  • canvas add-on
  • crossword puzzles
  • fill-in-the-blank
  • flashcards
  • games
  • pick-a-letter
  • plug-in
  • quiz
  • teaching & learning

This authoring tool enables instructors to create flashcards, crossword puzzles, pick-a-letter, fill-in-the-blank, challenge-type games and more. Publish to Canvas.

Available for faculty

Tableau

  • analysis
  • charts
  • data & research
  • data visualization
  • data viz
  • graphs
  • statistics
  • stats

Data can tell a story, and Tableau visualizations can bring that story to life to support data-driven academic, operational, and strategic decisions.

Available for faculty staff students

Tableau for the Classroom

  • chart
  • data
  • data visualization
  • data viz
  • graphs
  • teaching & learning
  • visualization

Transform big data into visually compelling graphs and charts to easily show and tell. Students and Faculty are eligible for a free Tableau license to access a host of online resources.

Available for faculty staff students

Team Dynamix

  • business productivity
  • pm
  • project management
  • project portfolio management
  • projects
  • reports

Team Dynamix is the campus’ project portfolio management tool. Team Dynamix is a cloud-based application allows teams to track resources, monitor deadlines, share documents, and view and share custom reports on the success of projects.

Available for faculty staff students

Access

Teams Image logo for Teams.

  • mobile app available
  • desktop/laptop
  • Slack
  • chat
  • collaborate
  • collaborative
  • communication & collaboration
  • conversations
  • file sharing
  • microsoft
  • office 365
  • tasks
  • workplace

Teams provides you with a collaborative workplace, where file sharing, conversations, and tasks happen in a shared workspace.

Available for faculty staff students

Trumba

  • business operations tools
  • calendar
  • events
  • web tools

Sac State Campus Event Calendar is powered by Trumba, a calendaring system for all campus public events and departmental calendars (including academic, schools, colleges, and other groups).

Available for faculty staff students

Access

Turnitin

  • academic honesty
  • plagiarism
  • prevention
  • research
  • teaching & learning
  • writing

Turnitin is an online plagiarism prevention resource for instructors and students concerned with developing quality writing and research skills.

Available for faculty staff students

Word Image logo for Word.

  • mobile app available
  • desktop/laptop
  • business productivity
  • document
  • documents
  • microsoft
  • office
  • office 365
  • word

Microsoft Word is a word processor developed by Microsoft for Windows, macOS, Android and iOS.

Available for faculty staff students

Zoom Image logo for Zoom.

  • mobile app available
  • desktop/laptop
  • chat
  • communication & collaboration
  • conferencing
  • recording
  • skype
  • video
  • video call
  • web

Zoom is a convenient and easy-to-use web conferencing and recording solution with a host of interactive features to connect groups from 2-200.

Available for faculty staff students

ZoomText Image logo for ZoomText.

  • desktop/laptop
  • WCAG
  • accessibility
  • assistive
  • compliance
  • enhance
  • enlarge
  • low-vision
  • magnify
  • reading program
  • text reader
  • universal design

ZoomText is a fully integrated magnification and reading program tailored for low-vision user, enlarging and enhancing everything on your computer screen, echoes your typing and essential program activity, and automatically reads documents, web pages, email.

Available for faculty staff students