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Student Computing Labs → Software

The workstations in IS-managed labs have three types of software loaded, general software, specialized software, and accessibility software.

  • General software includes the MS Office suite and other software that all UMKC students may find useful, regardless of their major. IS provides Student Assistants to help you use the general software loaded on lab machines.

  • Specialized software is class-specific software that only students in certain degree tracks will need. Please see your professor for assistance using class-specific software. This software varies depending on which lab you are using.

  • Accessibility software is used to enhance navigation for people with disabilities and is installed on specific workstations within the IS labs. It is installed on the following workstations:
    • Bloch Heritage Hall 110 Lab #13
    • Miller Nichols Library 2nd Floor Lab #45
    • Health Sciences Building 3304 Lab #03
    • Royall Hall 303 Lab #17 and #38
    • Student Union 210 Lab #18

    For information on more accessibility tools located in sites outside of the IS-managed lab within the Miller Nichols Library, click here:

IS maintains a consistent, stable computing environment in all of its labs. Ensuring this level of quality means limiting the available software for the most part to those applications faculty request to support their teaching initiatives. New software is added three times a year, at the start of each semester. Software submissions are subject to review for proper licensing and compatibility with the existing software set.

The software request process, which contains further instructions, can be found here.

Please refer to the following for a complete list of what software is available in General Use and Departmental labs and where you can find the software you need for your classes. Note that General Use labs are open to all university students; however, Departmental labs are only open to students taking classes within that department.

Accessibility Applications (ADA workstations will be marked in each IS lab)

Universal Applications (available in all labs)
Adobe Creative Cloud Master Collection
Adobe Reader
Mozilla Firefox
FileZilla FTP Client
Google Chrome
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Microsoft Office 2016 (Access, Excel, InfoPath, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word)
Microsoft Silverlight Player
Respondus LockDown Browser

Arts & Sciences Applications (Royall Hall 303)
Adobe Creative Cloud Master Collection
CRAN R and R-Studio
MatLab (View Toolboxes)

Bloch School Applications (Bloch Heritage Hall 110)
Adobe Creative Cloud Master Collection
CRAN R and R-Studio
Microsoft Excel Power Query
Microsoft Project 2016
Microsoft Visio 2016
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017
Tableau Desktop
Windows Movie Maker

Miller Nichols Library Applications (2nd Floor)
Adobe Creative Cloud Master Collection

School of Nursing Applications (HSB 3304)
Adobe Creative Cloud
Interactive Physiology
Mental Health Issues - Effective Intervention Techniques
Mental Health Issues - Recognition and Assessment

If you are having problems in any of the public labs please contact one of the Lab Student Assistants for help.

If student assistants are unavailable in your lab you may also contact the UMKC Technology Support Center for assistance.