Software & Applications
Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) is a suite of desktop applications for Windows and MacOS offered by Adobe Systems. The Adobe applications include software for graphic design, desktop publishing, video and audio production, web development, photography and more. Popular applications include Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, InDesign, Premiere, and Acrobat Pro.
Beloit College has a site license for Adobe Creative Cloud applications that allows any of the software to be installed on College-owned computers. The entire suite is installed on computers in campus classrooms, computer labs, and public computing spaces. Faculty and staff computers are eligible for the software and may request installation from IT by submitting a Help Desk ticket. Faculty, staff, student, or alumni personal computers are not covered under the site license.
Beloit College IT requires that any computers connecting to the campus network have antivirus software with up-to-date virus definitions installed. You are welcome to use any antivirus software that you prefer. Beloit College offers Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) to any currently enrolled students.
Installation instructions and file download links can be found at the link below. You will be required to provide your current Beloit College account credentials before proceeding to the download page.
BITS maintains an ever-expanding online Knowledge Base, built in the Confluence wiki platform, where users can find a wealth of documentation about computers, mobile devices, audio-visual, printing, and classroom technologies, and much more.
New documentation is developed and added on a regular basis. If the information you seek is not captured in our Knowledge Base, be sure to let us know.
Beloit College uses the Google G Suite for email, calendaring, productivity, and collaboration. To login to G Suite, simply use the same username and password you use for other Beloit College networked resources, such as; the Portal, Moodle, and printing.
Faculty, staff, and student account creations are triggered automatically through the hiring or process. Alumni G Suite accounts are not automatically created, but are available upon request through the Alumni Affairs Office.
Beloit College uses an Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) software called Jenzabar EX. EX modules support a number of administrative offices and processes, including; payroll, employee management, registration and enrollment, general ledger, budgeting, payroll, and advising.
The Portal, a web based interface to EX, offers everyone on campus a single point of access to role-specific content in EX.
Need access to Jenzabar EX or the Portal?
Questions about the system? Reach out to one of these staff members:
Microsoft Office is a suite of office productivity applications for Windows and MacOS. The Office applications include software for notetaking, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, email, communication, and more. Popular application include Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and OneNote. Microsoft does not develop all applications for both operating systems.
Beloit College has a site license for the Microsoft Office Suite of applications that allows any of the software to be installed on College-owned computers. The basic suite is installed on computers in campus classrooms, computer labs, public computing spaces and faculty and staff computers. Faculty, staff, student, and alumni personal computers are not covered under the site license.
Microsoft Office 365
Office 365 is a suite of cloud-based productivity and collaboration applications developed by Microsoft. The Office 365 applications are accessed through a web browser and include software for note-taking, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. Popular cloud applications include Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and OneNote.
Beloit College has a site license that allows current faculty, staff and students to utilize the online version of Office 365 on their College-owned or personally-owned computers or mobile devices. The downloadable, offline version of Office 365 is not currently available.
Moodle (an acronym for modular object-oriented dynamic learning environment) is the open-source online learning management system (LMS) used by Beloit College. Moodle can be used for posting syllabi, course readings, class forums, assessments, grading, creating online activities for students, and much more.
Beloit College maintains several separate instances of Moodle:
- Moodle - for all current academic year courses
- Moodle Groups - for all non-academic courses (committees, reading groups, etc.)
- Moodle Archive - for past courses (only accessible on campus)
Please visit the Moodle Help course for tutorials and other information about working in and with Moodle. The Moodle Help course contains instructional guides for both instructors and students with information to help you get started using Moodle.
- Moodle overview and resources
- Moodle Help course on Moodle Groups
- Report a problem with Moodle (select Learning Management System)
For information about course creation, course retention, instance creation and decommissioning cycles and more, please consult the Moodle Policy.