Getting Started - Faculty - Software Request Process
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.
Before you begin, please note the following:
Requests for new software on
ILE desktops do not require
Information Services requests that
all software changes be submitted
45 days in advance of
the start of the semester for which it
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.
lab/classroom software to see what’s
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
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
Additional information is available