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.

Download EndNote

The EndNote program can be downloaded from the My Library tab in student OASIS or by selecting the Home menu and Library services for staff in the Staff Portal. Please note this download is only available to current students and staff based within Australia.

More information about using EndNote can be found in the EndNote essentials guide.

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.

Microsoft Teams Access

Microsoft Teams is currently only available to access as a guest by Curtin students.

Students can be invited by a Curtin staff member to participate in chats, calls and meetings.

Simply join using a link sent from the Curtin staff member to your Curtin email address.
 
Microsoft Teams enables you to:
  • Chat, call or meet online with Curtin teaching staff.
  • Collaborate with Curtin staff on assignments and study.
  • Accept remote assistance online, eliminating the need to attend campus for help. 
For more information on how to access and use Microsoft Teams, refer to the following user guides:

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.
 
 
 

How can I test my IRIS@Curtin set up?

Check your IRIS@Curtin system set up by

  1. ensuring you are using Chrome and have downloaded the most up to date IRIS@Curtin extension
  2. self-enrolling in the IRIS@Curtin System Check Test Organisation site by following these instructions
  3. attempting the IRIS@Curtin System Check Test found under the Content tab within the IRIS@Curtin System Check Test Blackboard Organisation site.
  4. Need further assistance? Contact Curtin Connect

IRIS privacy protection

Yes. A full Privacy Impact Assessment has been conducted at Curtin to ensure that IRIS@Curtin is set up in such a way that student privacy and data security are protected to the highest possible standard. Curtin also conducts regular external security penetration testing on the software to ensure that your data is protected.

As of 2019, Curtin 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).

 

Where are my IRIS recordings stored? Are they safe?

Your recordings are stored on a secure Curtin server and are only accessible to the teaching team or authorised invigilation staff for your unit that is using IRIS. Your recordings are treated as confidential material and will never be shared publicly or be used for any purpose other than ensuring the integrity of the assessment. 

Curtin has built and owns the IRIS@Curtin software outright. There is no external party that has access to 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. 

Learn more about IRIS.

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 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.

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.
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 

Adobe Creative Cloud for students

Adobe Creative Cloud is considered essential for some units offered by the School of Design and Built Environment e.g. units within the Digital Experience and Interaction Design major.

Access is provided to students study period by study period, and is dependent on the units they are currently enrolled in. View the Adobe access list for eligible 2021 units. 

Further student queries can be referred to dbetso@curtin.edu.au

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.
 
 
 

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.