Student Software Access

To better allow for teaching in times of disruption, the Event and Classroom Management (ECM) Public Computing Team has outlined ways to access the software you have access to on our computers in labs and classrooms. Below is information about remotely accessing the computers on campus and information about software that you can install on your own computer.

Additionally, here is further information on Learning During Times of Distuption.

Remote Access to Lab Computers

ECM offers a small pool of computers to provide remote access to lab software via

Find more information about how to access at Virtual Desktop Tutorials.

Software for Personally Owned Machines

Some software requires licensing. To access "See Blackboard for..." links, visit and log in with your Active Directory account. The information is available under the Services tab, then the Software sub-tab.

ProductVendor URL or Install SourceInstall Notes
Abaqus/CAEUse General - Public Computing pool of
Adobe Creative CloudUse General - Public Computing pool of desktop.rochester.eduPersonal licenses are made available to declared DMS majors, and by instructor request for certain courses.
AntconcUse General - Public Computing pool of
aspenONEUse General - Public Computing pool of desktop.rochester.eduLocal installation also available, aspenONE install instructions
Cambridge Structural DatabaseContact Bill Brennessel for remote access options
CodeV/LightToolsAvailable to optics students via
Comic Blackboard for License Key
Creo/ProESee Blackboard for install media
DirectRTUse MPlus Access Only pool of
ENVIUse - request access via Greg Heyworth
Epic Games
Epic Unreal
Game Maker
Google Earth
Java Development
Java Runtime
MediaLabUse MPlus Access Only pool of Information
MplusUse MPlus Access Only pool of
Northfield Investment SuiteUse General - Public Computing pool of
OptiLayerAvailable to optics students via
Optiwave OptispiceAvailable to optics students via
Rwww.r-project.orgInstall notes
R Studio notes
Robocoderobocode.sourceforge.ioExtract .jar to c:\robocode
rsoftAvailable to optics students via
Serial will provide download password and license server information Blackboard for License Key
SPSSUse General - Public Computing pool of
STATAUse General - Public Computing pool of
Sublime Textsublimetext.comSet the default "Layout" (under the View menu) to single column
Visual Studio
Visual Studio
Windows Subsystem for LinuxAdditional component in Windows Features
Zemax OpticStudioAvailable to optics students via desktop.rochester.eduContact instructor for local install intructions

If you are experiencing an issue with ECM supported software, please call the ECM Help Desk at (585) 275-9014 or submit a ticket directly using the online service request form.

For non-ECM supported computers on River Campus, please call the University IT Help Desk at (585) 275-2000 or contact your departmental desktop support staff directly.