Campus Software

WSU computers are pre-configured by our campus IT department with general purpose software that meets the needs of most users. For discipline-specific or course-specific programs, WSU also offers additional software that is available to download on any WSU computer at any time. Details regarding what this software is and how to obtain it are below.
These core programs are used widely across campus for productivity, collaboration and engagement, and are included by default with all WSU computers.

Standard Windows 10 Education Software

  • Internet Browsers
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise
    • Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access Publisher, Outlook, OneDrive
      • This includes access to both web apps and desktop apps.

Standard macOS Software

  • Internet Browsers
    • Apple Safari
    • Google Chrome
    • Mozilla Firefox 
    Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise
    • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, OneDrive.
      • This includes access to both web apps and desktop apps.
Users of WSU-issued computers can download the following apps at no additional charge. Apps in these categories are typically necessary for specific disciplines or courses and are licensed to run on any WSU computer.

WSU students and staff are also able to take advantage of our Microsoft partnership by utilizing Azure Dev Tools for Teaching.

Supported Windows Software

These apps are available at no extra charge on WSU’s Windows computers and can be installed via Software Center.
  • Alertus Desktop
  • Cisco AnyConnect VPN
  • IBM SPSS Statistics
  • Inspiration
  • JMP Pro
  • Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
  • Mathematica
  • Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise (includes Microsoft Teams)
  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Prep Builder
  •  VLC Media Player
  • Zoom

Supported macOS Software

These apps are available at no extra charge on WSU’s macOS computers and can be installed via Managed Software Center.
  • Alertus Desktop
  • Cisco AnyConnect VPN
  • HP Printer Drivers
  • IBM SPSS Statistics
  • Inspiration
  • JMP Pro
  • Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
  • Mathematica
  • Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Prep Builder
  • VLC Media Player
  • Zoom
No. All WSU computers come with pre-installed antivirus software (Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection) that automatically detects and prevents damage from malware and viruses. WSU also installs the latest software patches, firmware fixes, and secure browser extensions, all to keep your WSU computer safe from online threats.
Additional apps are available for installation via Software Center on Windows 10, Managed Software Center on macOS, or Azure Dev Tools for Teaching on the web. Please contact the Technical Support Center if you have trouble downloading, installing, accessing, or utilizing apps needed for your classes.
Of course! But be sure to only download apps only from known and trusted sources like the macOS App Store or Microsoft Store. Don’t download file sharing apps. Exercise caution when using free apps. Free apps often lack standard features, such as bug fixes, and security patches. Free apps are also more likely to include malware, adware, or viruses. When in doubt, contact the Technical Support Center before downloading  apps that aren’t specifically approved by WSU.

Software and apps are often protected by copyright. Downloading or distributing copyrighted material, including through peer-to-peer file sharing, without the permission of the copyright owner is against the law. Use of Winona State University’s resources for unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials is forbidden and against the terms of the eWarrior technology agreement. Visit the Tech Wiki Copyright page for more information.

The e-Warrior Digital Learning Commons (DLC) located on the first floor of the Darrell W. Krueger Library. The DLC provides training and support through online apps that are available 24/7, as well as workshops, one-on-one sessions, social media, and custom classroom support. DLC can be reached at DLC@winona.edu or at 507.457.5240.

Ordering New Software or Apps

If you need software not found on the WSU supported software lists above, please contact us at software@winona.edu to discuss software purchases.

WSU’s Software Deployment team can help you or your department assess proper licensing, software support, system requirements, security concerns, and whether effective alternatives may already be available for campus use.

Software requests are processed on a first-in-first-out basis and take time to fully research, test, and implement depending on the complexity of the software packages.


Getting Approved Apps on WSU Student Computers

Please refer your students to the links on this page for instructions on how to find the apps needed for your classes.

If your students need further help installing apps for class, WSU Tech Support is available via phone at 507.457.5240, via email at TechSupport@winona.edu, via live support chat, or in-person at Somsen 207 on the Winona campus and Coffman Center (CF) 122 on the Rochester campus.