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Recent Updates Fordham offices remain staffed and operating remotely. The University has released its plan, Fordham Forward, to resume in-person teaching and learning for the Fall semester. Full Details

Standard Software

Fordham University offers free, university-licensed software to students, faculty, and staff. Additional software is available for use on campus, at the Faculty Technology Centers and student computer labs, as well as virtually, via Apporto Virtual Labs. Workshops on supported software are offered throughout the semester for faculty and students.

For some software downloads, authentication with a Fordham AccessIT ID and password is required.

Academic Software

Apporto Virtual Lab provides virtual access to academic applications (listed below) that active Fordham University faculty and students normally access via computers in labs and the libraries on campus, as well as the Faculty Technology Centers.

Blackboard Collaborate is a real-time video conferencing tool that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact. 

Blackboard Learn is an application for online teaching, learning, community building, and knowledge sharing. Blackboard Learn provides a responsive design (interface adjusts to fit on any device), simplified, intuitive workflows, a modern look and feel, and an improved mobile experience.

Grammarly automatically detects grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice and style mistakes in your writing. It makes sure everything you type is easy to read, effective, and mistake-free.

G Suite from Google is a suite of cloud computing, productivity and collaboration tools, software and products. It includes a set of integrated apps, such as Gmail, Calendar, Drive, and Docs, that work together seamlessly.

MATLAB is a high-performance language for technical computing. It integrates computation, visualization, and programming in an easy-to-use environment where problems and solutions are expressed in familiar mathematical notation. Typical uses include data analysis, exploration, and visualization.

MS Office 365 Online is the cloud-based version of Microsoft Office that includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Office 365 in the cloud gives you the ability to access, create, and edit documents from multiple devices and locations, from anywhere in the world.

Panopto provides lecture recording, screencasting, video streaming, and video content management software for remote learning environments.

SPSS/SAS - SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) is an analytical tool and SAS (Statistical Analysis System) is a programming language that comes with SPSS. Both of these statistics tools are helpful in statistical analysis, business growth, and to find out the variance in actual work.

Turnitin is an originality checking and plagiarism prevention service that checks your writing for citation mistakes or inappropriate copying. When you submit your paper, Turnitin compares it to text in its massive database of student work, websites, books, and articles.

Zoom Meeting is used for online video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, and telephones. 

Zoom Webinar Host online events with up to 500 interactive video participants. To request a temporary subscription for a Zoom webinar, contact IT Customer Care or go to the Tech Help tab and submit a request for a Zoom webinar at least 5 business days prior to the event for set up. The temporary subscription will expire after your event has ended.

Administrative Software

Acoustic Marketing Automation (Fordham Messaging Platform / FMP) is used to send emails from offices and departments to the Fordham University community. Acoustic is a cloud-based digital marketing platform that leverages customer data, analytical insights, and automating relevant cross-channel interactions.

Banner Finance is a management ERP solution that enables higher education institutions to access and manage their financial information, automate all financial processes, monitor budget, and grant-related activity.

Banner HR gives employees self-service access to their personal profile, career, and team information. Simplifies position budgeting and employee compensation specific to different roles in higher education. Manages data strategically to provide comprehensive insight across departments.

Banner Student is a database of student records and information, divided into modules that include Admissions, Registration, Billing/Accounts Receivable, Financial Aid, and Student Data.

Concur Travel & Expense automatically imports credit card charges and matches them to receipts and itinerary data. Concur simplifies expense reimbursements, credit card payments, and manages university corporate card expenses. Eliminates manual, paper-based expense reports. With it, organizations can easily review, approve, process, audit, and pay employee expense reports – all online.

CRM Advance Fundraising supports the complex requirements of donor cultivation and retention, as well as contribution processing. Fundraising staff can easily identify goals, make faster decisions, and measure progress. Customized for higher education.

Docusign lets users send, sign, and manage legally binding documents securely in the cloud.

Hyland OnBase is a single enterprise information platform designed to manage your content, processes, and cases. OnBase centralizes your important business content in one secure location and then delivers relevant information to you when you need it, wherever you are.

Hyland Onbase Workflow is an automation engine and electronic routing system that enables organizations to process work faster and more efficiently. A rich set of point-and-click configurable rules and actions allows business processes to be quickly automated with no need for custom programming.

Microsoft Power BI is a suite of business intelligence, reporting, and data visualization products and services for individuals and teams. Power BI works by connecting data sources and providing a dashboard of business intelligence to the users. It can connect with just an Excel spreadsheet or bring together cloud-based and on-premises data warehouses. Data pulled from cloud-based sources is automatically refreshed.

Slate encompasses travel management, CRM, online applications, online reading, and outreach. Slate enables users to review all applications, relationships, test scores, materials, and interactions from a unified platform.

StarRez is a comprehensive student housing solution for online housing applications, online roommate and room self-selection, roommate matching, and core staff administrative functions such as bulk room assignments/auto-allocation, billing, reporting, email, as well as integration with other campus systems.

Terminal Four (T4) content management system will integrate Fordham University’s internet and intranet, with an interface customized for site visitors. This web-based application allows users to create and edit web pages through a web browser.

TouchNet is the billing and electronic payments system.

Visix/Axis TV manages and distributes for the University's campus-wide digital signage system.

WebFOCUS used by administrative departments for developing and sharing reports and using data strategically. Login: 

Zoom Meeting is used for online video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, and telephones.  

Zoom Webinar Host online events with up to 500 interactive video participants. To request a temporary subscription for a Zoom webinar, contact IT Customer Care or go to the Tech Help tab and submit a request for a Zoom webinar at least 5 business days prior to the event for set up. The temporary subscription will expire after your event has ended.


Security and Risk Management Standards Software

Fordham University requires the installation and up-to-date versions of various IT security and security enabling tools. This is required of all faculty and staff desktops and laptops. If your machine is missing any of these tools, please contact IT Customer Care.

Bitdefender Antivirus is endpoint security for all University devices. All active Fordham students and employees may click here to download a free installation of Bitdefender to their own desktop or laptop.

CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection is an early detection and response (EDR) tool that detects malware, viruses, and many other kinds of malicious activity. EDR is different from antivirus as it assesses endpoint processes to detect, investigate, and remediate security incidents. This protects the endpoint from a variety of malicious activity activities that a traditional antivirus might not recognize.

LANDESK Agent is an asset management software tool used to remotely inventory and manage University devices. It can report on installed software and hardware, allowing Fordham IT to provide remote assistance, and install security patches to ensure their integrity and preserve proper functioning.

LogMeIn is remote control software which that enables you to have a secure desktop connection to a device on campus.

McAfee Full Disk Encryption provides full-disk encryption for University-issued desktops, laptops, and removable media encryption for items such as thumb drives. Encryption ensures data confidentiality and integrity on the device as only the owner of the device can access the locally stored data. If the device is lost or stolen, encryption safeguards the locally stored data from unauthorized access.

Pulse Secure Access Agent provides secure access via the Virtual Private Network (VPN) to many of the University's password-protected resources when you are off-campus and cannot use Fordham's on-campus secure network. Click here for more information about the VPN and VPN/Plus.

Qualys Cloud Agent for vulnerability management eliminates the need for remote assessments. The agent does not require credentials for gaining access to systems as it runs locally with the right privileges to do its work. It provides outbound encrypted communications regarding all vulnerabilities and configuration issues

Spirion (formerly known as Identity Finder) is a security tool used at Fordham University to protect all sensitive data pertaining to the entire University community. Spirion searches files to pinpoint vulnerable data, such as Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, and passwords. When sensitive data is discovered, Spirion provides options to manage and protect it.