Service Description:

The Pitzer College Office of Information Technology has several software packages available for Pitzer-owned computers including the classrooms and computer labs on campus. There are currently many packages available for person computers as well.

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How to access the service:

For Maple, SPSS, and Stata, please complete: Software Request form

Please contact Pitzer IT Help Desk for requests by other 5C students or for software not listed.

The following is a list of software solutions offered:

Solution Supported Software Available for
Faculty Staff Students
Document Creation – Word processing, document mark-up and annotation, making PDFs Acrobat Pro DC (Adobe CC)
Google Docs
Microsoft Word (Office 365)
Presentations – Create lectures, slideshows, draw on-screen, virtual whiteboards Acrobat Pro DC (Adobe CC)
Google Slides
Microsoft PowerPoint (Office 365)
Windows Ink (PC ONLY)
Zoom Whiteboard
Screen Recording – Recording your screen/presentations along with voiceover capabilities QuickTime (MAC ONLY)
Loom Pro
Microsoft Teams (Office 365)
Windows 10 Built-in (Hold down Win+G)
Video/Films – Watch, share, distribute films and recorded lectures securely Box
Google Drive
Sakai / Video47 (PitStream)
Vimeo Basic
Chat/Conversation – Converse via text, messaging, or video in specified groups (e.g. by course, class) Google Meet
Microsoft Outlook (Office365)
Microsoft Teams (Office365)
Time Scheduling Applications – Assisting with setting up times for meetings and appointments Microsoft FindTime
Clould File Storage – Store and share files securely Box
Google Drive
Surveys / Polls – Quickly and accurately collect data, input, and feedback from people Qualtrics
Google Forms
Microsoft Forms (Office365)

Academic Software Description Available For
Computer Labs, On-Campus Computers Personal Devices
Adobe Creative Cloud Suite Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, etc.
ArcGIS Desktop Windows-Only desktop version of the geographic information system for working with maps; typically used in EA courses. Download from the Claremont Colleges Library
ArcGIS Online Browser-based version of the geographic information system for working with maps; Typically used in EA courses. Login via the Claremont Colleges Library
HeartMath / Freezeframer Device and software for measuring heart rhythms and patterns, used in XYZ course. Class Enrollment
HyperResearch Qualitative analysis; used in XYZ courses Class Enrollment
Maple Symbolic and numeric computing environment as well as a multi-paradigm programming language; used in XYZ courses
Mathematica Modern technical computing system for neural networks, machine learning, image processing, geometry, data science, visualizations, etc; used in XYZ courses
Matlab Multi-paradigm numerical computing environment that allows for matric manipulations, plotting of functions and fata, implementation of algorithms, etc; used in XYZ courses
Microsoft Office 365 Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.

Peer-Recommended Tools
Software that, though not fully supported by Pitzer IT, our community has found useful
Audacity Audacity is a free and open-source digital audio editor and recording application for Windows and MacOS
Mango Mango is a non-commercial software for viewing, editing and analyzing volumetric medical images
Praat Praat is a free computer software package for speech analysis in phonetics
R R is a programming language and free software environment for statistical computing and graphics supported by the R Foundation for Statistical Computing
Skype Skype is a telecommunications application that specializes in providing video chat and voice calls between computers, tablets, and mobile devices
Slack Slack is a proprietary business communication platform that offers many IRC-style features
Survey Monkey Online survey tool that allows you to launch any kind of online survey project

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