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Software Licenses

Cal Poly offers a broad range of software for use under various licensing and usage agreements. Title availability is dependent upon your Cal Poly role (faculty, staff, student, ASI, affiliate, auxiliary and emeritus).

Cal Poly Software Downloads

Available titles are defined by your Cal Poly role (e.g., faculty, staff or student). Only titles that your role is authorized for will be visible. Emeritus are not eligible.

Titles are intended for academic use (e.g. teaching, developing, supporting, conducting, or taking courses; non-commercial research; design, development, testing, and demonstrating software programs).

It is your responsibility to carefully read and comply with the license agreement (e.g. personal and "work at home" use rights; management of installation codes).

How to Download Academic Use Software

  1. Log into the My Cal Poly portal.
  2. In the Single Click Links menu, click on Technical Service Request.

    Technical Service Request
  3. Click on New Software Request.

    New Software Request
  4. Search by title or publisher – then select your version. For example, clicking on “JMP 12.2 Updater – Windows” automatically fills in software details.

    Software Selection
  5. Next, accept the terms by ticking the Yes radio button. Select the Method of Checkout and click on the Serial & Download Info button.

    Accept Terms
  6. Click on the link title to download the software. Carefully read any installation notes and license information.

    Download
  7. Click Save to complete the download and return to the main menu.

TIP
To quickly reference your software requests and codes:

  • On the main menu, click My Items.
  • From the drop-down menu, select My Software Requests.

    My Software Requests

Personal Use Software

Personal use software is available through Kivuto (a CSU-approved partner web store that offers and administers personal use versions of CSU, Cal Poly and academic software). 

  • Before visiting the Kivuto "OnTheHub" website, please follow the instructions above to see if you have access to automatically download the software as part of your Cal Poly role.
  • Learn How to access the Kivuto "OnTheHub" website.
  • Microsoft Imagine Premium (Academic Use Software for Cal Poly Faculty, Staff and Students) is available via Kivuto.
  • Title availability is dependent upon your Cal Poly role (e.g., faculty, staff or student). Emeritus are not eligible.
  • Cal Poly employees should contact their IT staff prior to any Cal Poly computer software installation. Contact the ITS Service Desk for general download and software process questions.
  • Cost varies by title (e.g., free/academic discounts). License agreements vary by title.
  • Titles are intended for academic use (e.g. teaching, developing, supporting, conducting, or taking courses; non-commercial research; design, development, testing, and demonstrating software programs).
  • It is your responsibility to carefully read and comply with the license agreement (e.g. personal and "work at home" use rights; management of installation codes).

For support:

  • For assistance with your account, billing, order status, policies, security, or service tickets, when logged into Kivuto, click Help in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
  • Select Contact Us at the bottom of the Kivuto webpage.
  • Complete the Kivuto Customer Support form to provide Kivuto with the details of your request.
    • Upon submitting the request, you will receive an auto-confirmation email containing a support ticket number.
    • Most requests are answered in less than 12 hours and all requests are answered within at least 2 business days.  
  • Telephone - Live Kivuto customer support agents are available Mon-Fri 6:00 am - 6:00 pm (Pacific). Call waiting time varies by time of day.
    • USA/Canada (Toll-Free): (877) 851-7464
    • USA/Canada (Toll-Free): (877) 454-9871
    • USA/Canada (Toll): (613) 454-8198

Microsoft Imagine Premium

Imagine Premium is a Microsoft Program that supports technical education by providing access to Microsoft software for learning, teaching and research purposes.

It provides Microsoft professional-level developer and designer tools at no cost to currently enrolled students and currently employed faculty and staff in the colleges that support academic instruction.

Imagine Premium gives educators the resources to ensure instructional areas have the latest technologies to challenge, motivate, and keep students engaged in new ways.

  • All Cal Poly colleges are "STEM-qualified" for Imagine Premium.
  • Imagine Premium is administered through Kivuto.
  • Microsoft has a long-standing relationship with Kivuto. Imagine was previously known as "MSDN-AA" (Microsoft Developer Network-Academic Alliance).
  • Kivuto is a CSU-approved partner WebStore that offers and administers personal use versions of CSU, Cal Poly and academic software. Visit calpoly.onthehub.com.
  • Title availability is dependent upon your Cal Poly role (e.g., faculty, staff or student). Emeritus are not eligible.
  • Imagine Premium titles are at no cost. License agreements vary by title.
  • Titles are intended for academic use (e.g. teaching, developing, supporting, conducting, or taking courses; non-commercial research; design, development, testing, and demonstrating software programs).
  • It is your responsibility to carefully read and comply with the license agreement (e.g. personal and "work at home" use rights; management of installation codes).
  • Microsoft Imagine Subscription Agreement - Standard and Premium Subscriptions
  • https://catalog.imagine.microsoft.com/en-us/Institutions/Guidelines

Imagine License Notes

  • Students, faculty, and staff may use the software only to teach, develop, support, conduct, or take courses, lab, or programs offered; in non-commercial research; or to design, develop, test, and demonstrate software programs for the above purposes. 
  • Students, faculty, and staff may make one additional copy of the software on their personal computer or other device solely for the use as a backup copy, provided that their use is pursuant to these terms.
  • Imagine subscriptions and software may not be shared, transferred, resold, assigned, or used to develop or maintain administrative or IT systems. 

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