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Student Software and Hardware Procurement

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DCU provide a number of software packages in the computer lab environment that students may use.  Students wishing to procure software for use on their own machines can take advantage of:

  • Site licensed software
  • Discounted software purchasing
 Site Licensed Software 

Site Licensed Software

DCU currently maintain site licenses for various software applications that students may download and install onto their personal machines. 

Please note that site license software runs on a subscription basis, and only applies while you are a current student in DCU. Once you are no longer a student, you will no longer be entitled to install/use the software.

  • SPSS & AMOS - download SPSS or AMOS from this link
  • NVIVO - download NVIVO from this link
  • Mind Manager - download Mind Manager from this link
  • ClaroRead - download ClaroRead from this link
  • Audio Note Taker - download Audio Note Taker from this link
 Free Software 

Free Software

 Microsoft Security Essentials 

Microsoft Security Essentials

Click here to download Microsoft Security Essentials.

Microsoft provide a free anti-virus called Microsoft Security Essentials that can be downloaded and installed from this link.

 Microsoft Office 365 

Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 is now available to all current Dublin City University staff and students free of charge. This automatically updatable, subscription free based software ensures that Dublin City University staff and students always have the latest version of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Install Office 365

 Install Office 365 - PC or Laptop

Choose Your Device

 Windows Laptop or PC

  • Once you click on the install button above, the page below will display.

Office 365 login page

  • Enter office followed by @dcu.ie
  • For example: office@dcu.ie 
  • Click Sign in to proceed.

Office 365 logon

  • Enter your DCU username and password and press Login to proceed.

DCU 365 login page

  • Click on the Install now button highlighted in red below.

Please click Install

  • To complete the install an exe file must be opened as shown below in the bottom left, highlighted in red.

Please click Install

  • The install is now complete, "You're good to go".

Welcome to your Office

 Apple Mac or Apple iMac 

  • Please ensure that you have the lastest OS installed before comencing. 
  • It is possible to download the latest OS by clicking here
  • Once you have installed the latest OS click on the install button above and the page below will display.

Office 365 login page

  • Enter office followed by @dcu.ie
  • For example: office@dcu.ie
  • Click Sign in to proceed.

Office 365 logon

  • Enter your DCU username and password and press Login to proceed.

DCU 365 login page

  • Follow the instructions on this install window, click continue after each stage and finally close once completed.

Follow the instructions on this install window, press continue after each stage and finally close once completed.

  • You should now sign in to activate Office 365 by pressing the Sign In button.

Press sign in

  • Once you have clicked Sign In on the previous screen you will be prompted to enter your DCU username and password.

Please enter your DCU username and password

  • The install is now complete, "You're good to go".

Welcome to your Office

 Install Office 365 - Smartphone or Tablet

Choose Your Device - Smartphone or Tablet

      Windows Phone                      Android Phone                    iPhone                            Windows Tablet                    Android tablet                    iPad

Windows Phone       Android Phone             iPhone                           Windows tablet                      Android tablet                            iPad

 365 FAQ's

How can I install Office 365?

 You can install Office 365 by clicking on the button below.

                     Install Office 365

Who can access Office 365?

All current Dublin City University staff and students can access Office 365.

How many devices can I install Office 365 on?

It is possible to install Office 365 on 5 different devices.

If I have Office insatlled allready, what should I do?

As part of the install process all other versions of Microsoft Office will be uninstalled.

Can I open documents created in Office 365 using a previous version of Office?

Yes, Office 2007, Office 2010 and Office 2013 users can open documents created without any additional action.

Do I have access to Microsoft OneDrive?

You do not have acess to OneDrive. ISS recomend that you use DCU Apps Drive to save all data. This service has unlimited storage and is for life.

How many devices can I download Office 365 to?

It is possible to install Office 365 to 5 different devices. Office 365 can be used on PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets.

How long will I have access to the software for FREE?

All Dublin City University students can access Office 365 for free until they graduate from the university.

All Dublin City University staff have access to Office 365 for the duration of their employment.

Does Information Systems Services (ISS) provide support for Office 365?

Yes, ISS will asist staff and students who may experience difficulties installing Office 365. Please log a ticket with our Helpdesk with as many details as possible and a member of the ISS servicedesk team will be in contact with you. 




 
 
 Purchasing Software 

Purchasing Software

If you wish to install software that is not covered by a site license agreement above, then you will need to purchase the software. 

Software can be purchased directly from Software 4 Students, www.software4students.ie

Alternatively, students wishing to purchase Microsoft Office can avail of an offer by Microsoft, offering a discount on the latest version of Microsoft Office.

 Purchasing Hardware 

Purchasing Hardware

Students are entitled to a 10-12% educational discount on personal purchases of Apple products through the Apple Store. 

To purchase, just click on the link below. Then click on 'Go to store', choose DCU and verify whether you are staff or student by authenticating with your DCU username and password in the pop up window. http://campus.ie/apple