Available software

The Arts Computing Office welcomes students, staff and faculty to approach us with any software issues. We provide support for software on Nexus and Arts faculty computers. The pages listed below give detailed lists of the software available on our lab computers in Psychology-Anthropology-Sociology (PAS) rooms 1237, 1080 and 1098. Macs with the listed software are also available in the ECH 1205 lab and at the Stratford campus.

The location for picking up podium keys is MC 1007.

If additional software is needed for instructional purposes, see the sidebar (Requesting Additional Software) for details.

Note: Only PAS 1098 has Mac computers.

Requesting Additional Software

If you are an Arts faculty member and wish to request additional software to be installed in Arts computer labs:

  • Obtain a legal license to publish a copy of the software on the Waterloo Nexus network from the software’s vendor.
  • Submit a copy of the legal license, and a copy of the software, to our Nexus administrator, Scott Paterson, at least 6 weeks prior to the beginning of the term in which the software needs to be installed. If the software needs to be installed on Mac computers, contact Herbert Balagtas.
  • The location for picking up podium keys is MC 1007.
  • Contact either Scott Paterson or Nevil Bromley for further information on Windows software installation.
  • Contact either Herbert Balagtas or Keith McGowan for further information on Mac software installation.

Live chat

Computing questions? Connect with the Arts Computing Office Help Desk on our live chat! Available Monday to Friday, 9:30AM - 4:30PM, with some exceptions.