Software for students

Curtin has a range of agreements to provide software to Humanities students for free, or at a discounted price.

These agreements may also include using the software on your personal computer. “Home Use Licences” are only available to currently enrolled students.

Most of our agreements require you to purchase a separate license if you are using the software for commercial research purposes.

If you do not find what you are looking for please contact Digital and Technology Solutions.

Latest software

6 February 2019

MATLAB and Simulink products are now available when registering with your Curtin student email, check the ‘Matlab’ section on this page for more details.

Teaching and learning

Microsoft Office after graduation

Your free student Microsoft Office subscription ends upon graduation. If you wish to continue using Microsoft Office, you will need to purchase a licence from Microsoft.

Lynda (LinkedIn Learning)

Lynda is available to students in the Faculty of Humanities. If you already have access to Lynda and are having trouble logging in, you can try resetting your password.
  • To reset your password to Lynda, first go to the Lynda website and click on the 'Sign In' button.
  • Enter your student id as <studentidnumber>@student.curtin.edu.au in the username field.
  • Click on the 'Continue' button.
  • Click on the 'Forgot Password?' link.
  • You should then see a pop-up appear (if the pop-up does not appear, try enabling pop-ups for this site in your browser settings).
  • Click on the 'Reset Password' link in the pop-up window. This will send an email to the email account shown in the pop-up window. You can then reset your password via the link in the email.
If you encounter any issues with these steps, please contact hum.dlt@curtin.edu.au.

IRIS - Information

IRIS (Intelligent Remote Invigilation System) is an invigilating program used to ensure honest academic practices are followed when completing assessments online.   

More information can be found in the IRIS Guide or on the IRIS@Curtin Help page.
 
 
 

Using IRIS

Curtin is using IRIS to ensure that students are not breaching academic integrity standards when they are taking online tests and exams. IRIS facilitates invigilation for online students during assessments, regardless of their location and helps to ensure assessment integrity and fairness for all students.

Regular student surveys suggests that students generally become comfortable with IRIS once they have used it, and they value the ability to take tests remotely.

In 2017, Curtin had been developing and using IRIS with a partner institution. Curtin now owns the software outright and there is no partner involvement. This means that there is no external party that has access to any of your data. Student data is protected and kept securely in the same manner as all other assessment data at Curtin. Recordings are deleted as soon as practicable after review or within 12 months of the recording date unless further retention is required (e.g. due to a suspected academic integrity breach).

Statistical and data tools

SPSS and AMOS software

All Curtin students and staff can use the SPSS site-licensed software which is already available on some library computers. More information on what software is available on our library computers is available via the Find Lab Software tool.

Additionally, Curtin staff are permitted to use SPSS and the module AMOS at home on a personally owned computer. Information is available from Digital and Technology Solutions (DTS) webpage through the Self Service Hub.

NVivo software workshops and training

The Library offers an Introduction to NVivo series of workshops during semester. Browse the available workshops. These workshops are also available on the Library Guides website and introductory assistance is available by contacting LibraryHelp@curtin.edu.au.

NVivo software for your home computer

NVIVO software is installed on all library computers. In order to download this software, you will need to contact Digital and Technology Solutions (DTS) Service Desk for a home-use form and have it endorsed by your supervisor. You will then need to return the form to DTS who will start the process for downloading.

NVivo

NVivo by QSR provides tools to assist with organisation, storage and retrieval of data, and includes tools for visualising your data.

Availability

  • All Curtin computers
  • Students personal computers

Terms and Conditions

Software is available to all current students enrolled in Australia. The software must be used for educational and research purposes only, not for commercial work.

Please read the License Terms.

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows
  • MacOS

How can I access the software?

To find out how to get a copy on your personal device, please follow the steps on this article before contacting CITS Service Desk.

AutoDesk Education Software

AutoDesk Education software is a suite of software including AutoCAD available architecture, engineering and construction applications.

Availability

  • Faculties of Science and Engineering and Humanities
  • Students personal computers (free offering from vendor)

Terms and Conditions

The software must be used for educational and research purposes only, not for commercial work.

Please read the License Terms.

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows

How can I access the software?

Please enquire with your Faculty for specific computer labs.

To install on your personal device, visit the vendor website for instructions.

SPSS software workshops and help

The Library offers an Introduction to SPSS series of workshops during semester. Browse the available workshops. An Introduction to SPSS program is also available on the Library Guides website and introductory assistance is available by contacting LibraryHelp@curtin.edu.au.

IRIS - Information

IRIS (Intelligent Remote Invigilation System) is an invigilating program used to ensure honest academic practices are followed when completing assessments online.   

More information can be found in the IRIS Guide or on the IRIS@Curtin Help page.
 
 
 

Using IRIS

Curtin is using IRIS to ensure that students are not breaching academic integrity standards when they are taking online tests and exams. IRIS facilitates invigilation for online students during assessments, regardless of their location and helps to ensure assessment integrity and fairness for all students.

Regular student surveys suggests that students generally become comfortable with IRIS once they have used it, and they value the ability to take tests remotely.

In 2017, Curtin had been developing and using IRIS with a partner institution. Curtin now owns the software outright and there is no partner involvement. This means that there is no external party that has access to any of your data. Student data is protected and kept securely in the same manner as all other assessment data at Curtin. Recordings are deleted as soon as practicable after review or within 12 months of the recording date unless further retention is required (e.g. due to a suspected academic integrity breach).

Productivity tools

Downloading Microsoft Office

To download Microsoft Office for free:

Step 1. Go to Student OASIS and open your Curtin provided email from the 'My Email' channel on the Welcome tab.
Step 2. Click 'Office 365' in the top left corner of the page.
Step 3. On your Office 365 home page, select Install Office and follow the prompts.

If you are told you do not have a licence for the 356 software go to the Microsoft Office page and follow the prompts. Once you have completed this you can follow the above steps 1 - 3 again.

If at any stage you are asked to activate or authenticate your licence you will need to use studentID@student.curtin.edu.au and your OASIS password.

Please contact Curtin Connect for further assistance.

Training sessions for Microsoft Office

The Library offers introductory Word, PowerPoint and Excel workshops during semester. Browse the available workshops. These workshops are available face to face and online. Alternatively, try the self paced online modules. Introductory assistance is available by contacting LibraryHelp@curtin.edu.au.

IRIS - Information

IRIS (Intelligent Remote Invigilation System) is an invigilating program used to ensure honest academic practices are followed when completing assessments online.   

More information can be found in the IRIS Guide or on the IRIS@Curtin Help page.
 
 
 

Using IRIS

Curtin is using IRIS to ensure that students are not breaching academic integrity standards when they are taking online tests and exams. IRIS facilitates invigilation for online students during assessments, regardless of their location and helps to ensure assessment integrity and fairness for all students.

Regular student surveys suggests that students generally become comfortable with IRIS once they have used it, and they value the ability to take tests remotely.

In 2017, Curtin had been developing and using IRIS with a partner institution. Curtin now owns the software outright and there is no partner involvement. This means that there is no external party that has access to any of your data. Student data is protected and kept securely in the same manner as all other assessment data at Curtin. Recordings are deleted as soon as practicable after review or within 12 months of the recording date unless further retention is required (e.g. due to a suspected academic integrity breach).

Media tools

IRIS - Information

IRIS (Intelligent Remote Invigilation System) is an invigilating program used to ensure honest academic practices are followed when completing assessments online.   

More information can be found in the IRIS Guide or on the IRIS@Curtin Help page.
 
 
 

Using IRIS

Curtin is using IRIS to ensure that students are not breaching academic integrity standards when they are taking online tests and exams. IRIS facilitates invigilation for online students during assessments, regardless of their location and helps to ensure assessment integrity and fairness for all students.

Regular student surveys suggests that students generally become comfortable with IRIS once they have used it, and they value the ability to take tests remotely.

In 2017, Curtin had been developing and using IRIS with a partner institution. Curtin now owns the software outright and there is no partner involvement. This means that there is no external party that has access to any of your data. Student data is protected and kept securely in the same manner as all other assessment data at Curtin. Recordings are deleted as soon as practicable after review or within 12 months of the recording date unless further retention is required (e.g. due to a suspected academic integrity breach).

Specialist software

IRIS - Information

IRIS (Intelligent Remote Invigilation System) is an invigilating program used to ensure honest academic practices are followed when completing assessments online.   

More information can be found in the IRIS Guide or on the IRIS@Curtin Help page.
 
 
 

Using IRIS

Curtin is using IRIS to ensure that students are not breaching academic integrity standards when they are taking online tests and exams. IRIS facilitates invigilation for online students during assessments, regardless of their location and helps to ensure assessment integrity and fairness for all students.

Regular student surveys suggests that students generally become comfortable with IRIS once they have used it, and they value the ability to take tests remotely.

In 2017, Curtin had been developing and using IRIS with a partner institution. Curtin now owns the software outright and there is no partner involvement. This means that there is no external party that has access to any of your data. Student data is protected and kept securely in the same manner as all other assessment data at Curtin. Recordings are deleted as soon as practicable after review or within 12 months of the recording date unless further retention is required (e.g. due to a suspected academic integrity breach).

Academic Integrity tools

IRIS – Curtin's remote invigilation system

IRIS@Curtin (Intelligent Remote Invigilation System) helps deter and detect academic dishonesty in online tests and exams.

How does IRIS work?

During an online test or exam, IRIS records the audio signal from your computer’s microphone, video signal from your webcam and takes successive screenshots of what you see on your computer screen. IRIS analyses the recorded information and flags behaviour that may indicate potential academic dishonesty.

Why do I need to use IRIS?

Curtin is using IRIS to ensure that students are not breaching academic integrity standards when they are taking online tests and exams. IRIS facilitates invigilation for online students during assessments, regardless of their location and helps to ensure assessment integrity and fairness for all students.

See system help and guides for information on how to download and use IRIS.