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Learn about GUSWare:


 PSU has partnered with Software2 to create GUSWare.  GUSWare is an app store that contains PSU owned software applications available in one place for students, faculty, and staff to download to their personal or University machines for use anytime, anywhere! 

Check out the GUSWare Video to Learn More! 

 

GUSWare Instructions & FAQs


  • What is GUSWare?
  • What are the benefits of GUSWare?
  • What Software Can I Access Through GUSWare?
  • How do I get started using GUSWare?
  • What if I don't have a full version of a Windows operating system on my device?
  • Who else is using Software2?
  • Who can I talk to about adding software to the GUSWare page for my students to access?

PSU has partnered with Software2 to create GUSWare.  GUSWare is an app store that contains PSU owned software applications available in one place for students, faculty, and staff to download to their personal or University machines for use anytime, anywhere! This means that students, faculty, and staff can use their personal Windows machines (or PSU Windows machines) to download and use PSU licensed software. Imagine being anywhere and accessing PSU owned software at your convenience!

 

  • This approach holds great benefits for our busy students needing a convenient and free way for them to access University software without making a trip to a computer lab.  
  • The possibilities for online students is great, giving faculty the opportunity to utilize software that students may not be able to afford and use remotely otherwise.  
  • This software may allow for a less expensive way to deliver software to our students than traditional computer labs. 
  • GUSWare can limit access to students, faculty, and staff by major, course, job title, enrollment, employment, etc through our Active Directory PSU credentials.
  • GUSWare supports extensive reporting allowing institutions to view what software is being used and how often.  Institutions using Software2 have often found that they are over licensing software and are able to save dollars by cutting back on yearly software licenses.
  • There would be no change in how current University owned software licensing is purchased or managed. Software2 simply 'works' with most applications and their licensing models to deliver the applications to students, faculty, and staff through an app store medium. 
  • Software2 has extensive training for University technicians and any interested faculty.

Software Currently Available Through GUSWare

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign CC

Adobe Photoshop  CC

Adobe Premiere CC

Anaconda 3

ArcGIS

Autodesk 3ds Max

Autodesk AutoCAD

Autodesk Revit

Brackets (Open Source)

IBM SPSS Statistics

JASP

LINDO

Minitab

NetBeans (Open Source)

R (Open Source) and R Studio

SketchUp Pro

SolidWorks for Students

SQL Server Management Studio

Tracker

Visual Studio Community Version

Watch this short video to get started using GUSWare!

 

https://gusware.pittstate.edu

OR go through the GUS Portal

 

If you don't have a full version of Windows OS on your device there are still options to use GUSWare through PSU's desktop virtualization.  This works for a host of operating systems including Mac OS, Windows Home/Education/etc OS versions, and Chromebook.

Check out the directions for Mac operating systems and Windows Home/Education and Chromebook operating systems.

 


At this time ITS is working with faculty across campus on adding software that PSU is licensed for. We are eager to add even more software applications for students to access.  If you have an interest in adding a software to the GUSware app page please submit a ticket to support@pittstate.edu and it will be routed to a technician for review.