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Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Software purchase: Create interactive forms, edit and save existing PDFs, or run accessibility checks on PDFs  
Adobe Acrobat Reader Software download: View and print PDFs, and fill out interactive PDF forms  
Adobe Connect (Video Conferencing) Allows rich video interaction with multiple participants, including students and guests  
Adobe Creative Cloud Software subscription: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Audition, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Flash, Dreamweaver, and others  
Attendance Tracking ID card-based attendance tracking in select lecture halls or for special events  
AutoCAD Software: Computer-aided design  
Bitlocker Encryption Software: Encrypts an individual Windows computer's hard drive  
Blackboard Learn (Learning Management System) Tool for posting course materials, managing student assignments and grades, providing rubric feedback, facilitating interactions, and more
Calendar (Catmail/Outlook) Manage your calendar, schedule meetings with OHIO and non-OHIO accounts
Class Climate (Course & Instructor Evaluations) Design custom evaluations or surveys and administer them online or via paper bubble sheets  
Departmental Printing Centrally managed printing, copying, scanning, and faxing for academic and administrative units
Document Imaging & Workflow OnBase for capturing or scanning paper documents, electronic document processing
Email Distribution Groups (via Catmail/Outlook) Opt-in opt-out, listserv style mailing lists for OHIO accounts  
Email (Catmail/Outlook) Office 365-based email account
EndNote Software purchase: Publishing and managing bibliographies  
ESET Anti-Virus Software: Virus and malware protection for Mac computers running Mac OS 10.5 or higher  
Fax Send and receive faxes via email or over the web  
FileLocker Temporary, secure file storage and sharing  
FileVault2 Encryption Software: Encrypts an individual Mac computer's hard drive  
Fonts: OHIO brand approved Software: Install OHIO fonts on your Windows or Mac computer  
Google Analytics (Web Analytics) Detailed measurements of web page traffic and visitor behavior  
Guest Printing Guests purchase a printing card to print in Alden Library and other public locations  
Home and Shared Network Folders Secure, high-speed, on-campus Network Attached Storage (NAS)  
iPad Apps Software purchase: Apps available only through the iOS app store; discounts available  
Live Streaming Video Microsoft Stream and Youtube for broadcasting live University events in real time over the internet  
Mac OS Software purchase: Apple software, some available only through Mac App Store; discounts available  
Mailman Listservs Opt-in opt-out, listserv style mailing lists for OHIO and non-OHIO accounts  
Mass Mailings Bulk email sent to all OHIO users or to specific subsets  
MatLab Software subscription: Tool for data analysis, visualization, and algorithm and application development  
Microsoft Anti-Virus Software: Virus and malware protection for Windows and Mac computers  
Microsoft Azure for Students Software: Microsoft-sponsored package for students interested in learning how to code  
Microsoft Bookings Office 365 tool that allows users to schedule appointments with a department or organization  
Microsoft Groups Shared workspaces, file collaboration using Office 365
Microsoft Office 365 applications Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Teams  
Microsoft OneDrive Office 365 collaborative document editing, file storage, and sharing
Microsoft OneNote Office 365 digital notebook, classroom and meeting notes  
Microsoft Project Pro Software subscription: Project, portfolio, and resource management, including time and effort.  
Microsoft Teams Office 365 group chat, channels, instant messaging, document collaboration, video calls, meetings
Microsoft Visio Pro Software subscription: Create flow charts and diagrams  
Microsoft Visual Studio Software subscription: Software development and coding  
Multi-Factor Authentication Adds an extra layer of protection to your OHIO account by using the DUO Security mobile app to verify your logins.
My OHIO Portal Personalized, customizable web gateway to many OHIO online services  
Nvivo Software: Quantitative and mixed methods data analysis tool  
OBI Reporting Reporting, analytics, dashboards  
Offsite Proctoring In-person exam proctoring for students who cannot come to an OHIO testing center  
Ohio University Learning Network (OULN) Network of videoconferencing classrooms between OHIO campuses  
On-campus Proctoring In-person supervision of students while they take their exams  
Panopto (Lecture Capture) Cloud-based application for recording lectures, presentations, or events  
PeopleSoft (Student Information System) Storing, managing, and updating student data  
Personal Websites Websites for OHIO faculty and staff to share professional work, research, course materials, and publications  
PGP Encryption Software subscription: Encrypt sensitive data (FERPA, HIPAA, PCI, intellectual property, etc.)  
Prerecorded Video Microsoft Stream and Youtube for uploading and sharing video content  
Proctortrack (Online Proctoring) Fee-based, automated, online proctored exams and tests using a Windows or Mac device.   
Qualtrics Research Suite Create online surveys, questionnaires, event sign-up lists, and social science research instruments
Read&Write Gold Software: Assistive technology for reading or writing-based support  
SAS Software subscription: Statistical analysis software package that comes with STAT, ETS, IML, GRAPH, & other modules  
Shared Mailboxes and Calendars Custom Office 365 email or calendar address that multiple people can access  
SPSS Software: Statistical analysis  
SSL Certificates Secure Socket Layer certificates for encrypting traffic to and from servers on ohio.edu domain  
Standardized Tests Computer-based and written tests like GRE, Praxis, TOEFL, ACT, and SAT  
Static Websites For rare and unique circumstances when Web CMS does not meet your website hosting needs  
Student Printing Centrally-managed, Bobcat Cash-based printing
Telephone Office and conference room land lines; remote phone and voicemail access; call center menus
Test Scoring Automated scanning of Scantron "bubble sheet" paper exams  
Top Hat (Student Response System) Classroom discussions, track attendance, and conduct real-time polls and quizzes via students' personal devices  
Virtual Desktops (VDI) Remote access to full Windows desktop
Virtual Private Network (VPN) Off-campus access to services that normally requires being connected to campus wi-fi or ethernet  
VitalSource (Digital Course Materials) Affordable, inclusive access digital content like ebooks and courseware for students
VMware Fusion Software: Allows a Mac user to install Windows on their Mac and switch between operating systems without rebooting, similar to Bootcamp  
Voicethread Upload, share, discuss, and give feedback on documents, presentations, images, audio files, and videos  
Web CMS Easy-to-use interface for authoring, administering, editing, and managing official University web pages
Wi-Fi Eduroam-compatible wireless internet
Windows 10 Software: Microsoft operating system  
Wireless Display Projection Project audio and video from your laptop or mobile device in compatible classrooms  
Wolfram Mathematica Software purchase: Data analysis, visualization, and algorithm and application development