We have a full range of software and applications for students and staff to use on campus or at home.
The University Software Catalogue
This is an A-Z listing of all University licenced software for on campus and home use, and is the first place to look for particular software. The Catalogue tells you how to get the software and on what device. (You will need your University email and password to access it.)
AppsAnywhere on your own laptops and on-campus PCs
Over 200 applications are available to use on the University PCs across all campuses. You can find AppsAnywhere as an icon on the PC desktop or in the start menu. Simply click and launch.
More than 70 applications are now available for students from AppsAnywhere on your own laptop/PC, but please bear in mind that most of these Windows applications will only work on a Windows device. For software available to Apple/Mac devices, please visit the Software Catalogue.
To access them, open a browser and go to https://appsanywhere.wlv.ac.uk and log in with your normal University credentials. You will then see a message asking you if it’s the first time you have used AppsAnywhere on your device. It is important that you select the blue box if it is the first time. Download and install the Cloudpaging player, after doing this you will be able to select an application you require and launch it in the normal way.
Please be aware that for the first 3-5 minutes of running some of the apps, they may show a decrease in performance as the application downloads in the background, to prepare for use. After this the performance picks up to normal.
The full suite of Microsoft applications like Outlook for email and Calendar, Word for creating documents, OneDrive for storing and sharing documents, and Teams for chat and video, is available to all staff on their University device and to students using a personal PC/laptop.
If using a University device, simply log into https://office.com with your University email address and password. Once logged in you will land on a screen that displays all the application icons. Simply select and open.
Students can add Microsoft Office 365 to your PC or laptop, you can do this for up to 5 separate personal devices. Once logged into https://office.com with your University email, you will notice a tab at the top right of your window that says 'Install Office'. Select the first option 'Office 365 apps' and follow the on-screen steps to install and run. If using a tablet or mobile phone, you can access all of the Office 365 suite by installing the individual applications from your usual app store.
The University software download catalogue
If you are looking to install software like SPSS or NVivo for example, onto your own laptop, you can do this by visiting the University’s software download catalogue, logging in and selecting which software you wish to download. To download SPSS you will need to follow the instructions carefully as it is a three step installation process as well as a code to activate the software.