Software

This page provides information on software used in courses at the Bloustein School and packages available for personal use.

Adobe Creative Cloud
The Bloustein School will allocate licenses for Adobe Creative Cloud to students enrolled in courses that use the software.  If additional licenses are available, you will receive a communication within the first two weeks of the semester about license availability.  If you are not enrolled in one of these courses, and need to use the software for a school related project or an independent study, please contact us at help@ejb.rutgers.edu.  Alternatively, you can purchase a discounted student license:
https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/buy/students.html

Anti-Virus
Members of the Rutgers community can use the following anti-virus software on personally owned computers:
Cisco Immunet is available for Windows based machines:
https://software.rutgers.edu/product/3474
Avira is available for Macs:
https://software.rutgers.edu/product/3490

ArcGIS Desktop
There are two ways to access ArcGIS.

  • Students can obtain ArcGIS licenses to install software on personally owned machines. Students enrolled in courses that use the software will receive licensing information at the start of the semester.  If you’re not taking one of these courses, and want to obtain a license or get information about installing it on a Mac, please send an email to help@ejb.rutgers.edu.
  • ArcGIS Desktop is available in the Bloustein School Virtual labs and the Rutgers New Brunswick Virtual Labs. The labs may run slightly different versions of the software.

ArcGIS Pro
Students can download ArcGIS Pro as part of the student licenses that are distributed. ArcGIS Pro is also available in the Bloustein School Virtual labs.  The use of this software requires an account and you can create an account and you can find instructions on how to do that here.

ArcGIS Story Maps or other ArcGIS Online Services
Access to ArcGIS Story Maps and other ArcGIS Online Services also requires that you have an account.  Information on creating an account can be found here.

AutoCAD
AutoCAD is available in the Bloustein School Virtual Labs.  Students can also get AutoCAD software free here:
https://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/featured

Box
We recommend that students use Google Drive for cloud based file storage. You can also use Box for cloud based file storage.  To do so, use the sign-up link on this page: https://box.rutgers.edu/

You can then install the Box Drive software from here:
https://box.rutgers.edu/downloads/

EndNote
EndNote is a citation management software package.  It is available in the Bloustein School Virtual Labs.  Students can also get a copy to install on personally owned computers here: https://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/endnote

Google Drive
Google Drive is available to you as part of Scarletapps.  We recommend using this service for your cloud based file storage and recommend using Google Drive File Stream to access your files.  You can find out more information about ScarletApps here:
https://it.rutgers.edu/scarletapps/
You can find out more about Google Drive File Stream here:
https://it.rutgers.edu/scarletapps/knowledgebase/google-drive-file-stream-user-guide/

LinkedIn Learning
Members of the Rutgers community have access to LinkedIn Learning.  For more information, please see this page:
https://it.rutgers.edu/linkedin-learning/

Lumion
Lumion is rendering software.  Lumion Pro Student version is free; you can find it here: https://lumion.com/students.html

Microsoft Office
All active Rutgers students are entitled to a subscription for Office 365. You can find more details about how to get the software here:
https://it.rutgers.edu/microsoft-office/microsoft-office-for-students/

NVivo
NVivo is qualitative data analysis software available in the Bloustein School Virtual Lab.  It is also available to students to install on personally owned machines and you can find that software here:

Qualtrics Survey Platform
You can use Qualtrics to create surveys provided that they are related to the university’s educational mission and organizational goals. For more information, please see this link: https://software.rutgers.edu/product/3025

QGIS
QGIS is an open source GIS software program used in some EJB courses. You can find out more about QGIS here:
https://qgis.org/en/site/

R
R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics.  RStudio is an integrated development environment for R.  R and a free version of RStudio are available in both the Bloustein School and OIT Virtual Labs and to install on personally owned devices.  You can download a free version of R from here:
https://www.r-project.org/
A free version of R Studio can be downloaded from here:
https://rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/

Rhino
Rhino is 3D modeling software used in EJB graphics courses.  The software is available in the Bloustein School Virtual Labs.  We have implemented a cloud based licensing solution for Rhino and students using the software in their courses will receive information about how to access the software in the virtual labs.  You can also download a fully functional evaluation version of Rhino that can be used for up to 90 days here:
https://www.rhino3d.com/download

SketchUp
Sketchup is a 3D modeling software package used in some EJB courses.  Sketchup has a free web based version for personal use.  The version used in courses at the Bloustein School is the Pro version and it is available through the Bloustein School Virtual Labs.  If you’re interested in using the free version, which is restricted to non commercial use only, you can find it here:
https://www.sketchup.com/plans-and-pricing#for-personal
If you would like to purchase your own student license of Sketchup Pro, you can find details on purchasing the software here:
https://www.sketchup.com/plans-and-pricing#for-higher-education

SPSS
SPSS can be accessed or obtained in a number of ways:

  • SPSS is accessible through the Rutgers OIT Virtual Computer Lab:
    https://it.rutgers.edu/virtual-computer-labs/
  • You can obtain a license for SPSS to install on your own computer.  Here are some options:
    • Purchase a copy through an IBM sanctioned reseller.  One benefit of buying the software from such a reseller is that most of the resellers offer 6 month licenses.  Here is a link to a list of resellers:
      https://www.ibm.com/us-en/marketplace/spss-statistics-gradpack/details
      As an example, On the hub offers 6 month licenses for $40 Windows and Mac.
    • Purchase a license from Rutgers.  The software license expires each year on 7/1 and is not pro-rated. This means that you can buy the software in September or in May and it will cost the same amount, but you will have a much different period of time to use the software. The software license costs $100 and can be found here:
      https://software.rutgers.edu/product/3624
    • IBM also provides a 14 day trial version of SPSS and that can be found here:
      https://www.ibm.com/products/spss-statistics

Stata
Stata is accessible through the Rutgers OIT Virtual Computer Lab:
https://it.rutgers.edu/virtual-computer-labs/

Tableau
Tableau is software used for analytics, reporting, and visualization.  It is available through the Bloustein School Virtual labs.  You can also obtain a one year license for the software to install on personally owned computers from here:
https://www.tableau.com/academic/students

Zotero
Zotero is a tool used for citation and research management.  The software is available in the Bloustein School Virtual Labs.  It is also freely available and can be found here:
https://www.zotero.org/

If you have questions about any of this information, please send an email to help@ejb.rutgers.edu.