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Software & mobile apps

Software and mobile apps

Software downloads

OIT offers a number of software packages to the University or to specific groups like faculty, staff, or students at no cost or at a reduced cost. Our Licensed Software page lists all the available titles.

Microsoft 365 applications, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, are essential to success at Ohio University. Anyone with an active OHIO email address can access Microsoft 365 in a web browser, and all students and instructors have access to the downloadable applications. View Help and Resources: Microsoft 365 for more information. 

Tools and apps

AppDescription and Access

Blackboard is a Learning Management System (LMS) where faculty can post course-related materials, class assignments, and grades.


Go OHIO, the official app for Ohio University, allows students to access real-time personal information such as grades, GPA, class schedules, account balances, financial aid, and more.

Microsoft Authenticator (Azure MFA)

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) protects you against lost or stolen passwords by adding a verification step to your OHIO login with the Microsoft Authenticator app. 

Microsoft Forms

Microsoft Forms creates simple surveys and forms. Comparison: Microsoft Forms vs. Qualtrics helps you determine which tool is right for you.

  • You can access the Forms app from the top left "waffle" app launcher icon while using any Microsoft 365 tool in your browser.
Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel uses spreadsheets to make calculations, graph data, and collaborate with others.

Microsoft OneDrive

Microsoft OneDrive is a file storage service and syncs to other Microsoft products. Learn more on the OneDrive Help and Resources page

Microsoft OneNote

Microsoft OneNote is a digital notetaking tool for capturing information and data across all your devices. The desktop version of OneNote comes included with Microsoft 365.

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is used to access your OHIO email and calendar. For more information, view the Help and Resources: Catmail and Microsoft Outlook Calendar page.

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint is used to develop engaging presentations.

Microsoft Teams 

Microsoft Teams is a team-based collaboration tool that provides audio or video calls, channeled conversations, instant messaging, and document collaboration. Learn more on the Microsoft Teams Help and Resource page. 

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word is a word processing tool with additional collaboration features. 


Panopto is a cloud-based application for recording lectures and sharing videos with others. 


Qualtrics is an easy to use, powerful tool for creating, distributing, and analyzing online surveys. Comparison: Microsoft Forms vs. Qualtrics helps you determine which tool is right for you.


Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) is a secure, web-based application for building and managing online surveys and databases for research applications. REDCap is ideal for projects collecting data in community settings and in multi-site projects such as clinical trials.


Top Hat

Top Hat is an instructional tool to create, adopt, and customize educational resources for courses. Students may use this tool to take live polls and quizzes, access digital textbooks, or complete assignments.

Web CMSWeb CMS provides an easy-to-use interface that allows users to author, administer, and manage web pages without requiring the user to have extensive knowledge of web markup and programming languages. The Website Help Hub contains tons of resources to help you create and edit user-friendly webpages.


There are also many tools you can access right in your browser.

If you would like help with a tool not supported by the University, please contact the IT Service Desk. OIT may ask you to submit an OHIO Technology Review Request.