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Software Request Process for Instructional Labs and Classrooms

Information Services (IS) maintains many types of instructional computing facilities and ILE classrooms that allow faculty to exploit technology in their teaching.  As UMKC faculty, you may have a need for a specific piece of software to be made available in these facilities.  If so, please follow the notices and steps given below to ensure a successful integration of these components into the exiting environment.

 software requests

  • Before you begin, please note the following:
    • Requests for new software on ILE desktops do not require departmental approvals.
    • Information Services requests that all software changes be submitted 45 days in advance of the start of the semester for which it is needed.
    • For as long as software is needed in labs or ILE classrooms, departments are expected to fund annual maintenance fees and keep the software current.


  • Software Request Process
    • Step 1 - Discuss software teaching needs with your departmental chair and colleagues. Review lab/classroom software to see what’s available
    • Step 2 - If new software is required for departmental or general-use labs/classrooms, seek departmental approvals and funding from your IT committee or departmental chair. When approved, the departmental chair, IT committee member, IT liaison or fiscal officer should complete and submit the online software request form.  Information Services will investigate the software for compatibility.  If feasible, IS will work with you to purchase and install the software.
    • Step 3 - An IS technician will coordinate a time prior to the start of the semester when faculty can test the requested software and provide configuration changes to the technical team.

  • Need assistance?
    If you have questions regarding new or existing software, licensing costs, educational discounts, etc., contact the IS software analyst at 816-235-8810 or email umkc-software@umkc.edu. Additional information is available here.