October 25, 2012

Adobe Software

  • Updated 6/18/14: Adobe products under the Creative Cloud subscriptions are now shipping/available for order/install.    For pricing and ordering click below.

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Products for UAB Owned Systems (Faculty/Staff only)

 

Effective June 1, 2014 UAB is moving to an enterprise license with Adobe.  Products formerly purchased through CDWG for use on UAB owned systems will be availalbe for purchase through AskIT.  The agreement includes Adobe Creative Cloud and also Acrobat Pro separately.  The list below outlines all of the products included with links to Adobe for more information about each.  Creative Cloud will be availalbe for $300 per subscription per year (June 1-May 30 term); Acrobat Pro will be available for $10 per subscription per year. (NOTE: Acrobat PRO is INCLUDED if you order the CREATIVE CLOUD SUBSCRIPTION...no need to order Acrobat separately).

 

Photoshop CC  Image editing and compositing.  

Illustrator CC  Vector graphics and illustration.

InDesign CC    Page design, layout, and publishing.

Dreamweaver CC   Websites, app design, and coding.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC   Video production and editing.

After Effects CC   Cinematic visual effects and motion graphics.

Acrobat XI Pro     Create, edit and sign PDF documents and forms.

Adobe Muse CC    Website design without coding.

Also included:

Adobe Audition CC, Bridge CC., Edge Tools & Services, EncoreFireworksFlash Builder PremiumFlash Professional CCInCopy CCLightroomMedia Encoder CCPrelude CCSpeedGrade CC

Pursuant to the agreement, the software may only be installed on university-owned computers. A license must be ordered for each PC on which the software will be installed, however, users are allowed to install a single purchase/copy on both their laptop and desktop system (for the same user).

You can obtain current pricing and product numbers by following these steps: 

 

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Products for Personal Use (Faculty/Staff/Student Home Use)

Adobe product purchases for student personal use may be purchased through two methods. Please note that product pricing varies between the two options. Users should select the most appropriate option based on price and timing of need for the product.  Product is available for immediate delivery at the UAB Barnes & Noble Bookstore, but must be shipped if purchased from CDW-G via Kivuto. 

1. UAB Barnes & Noble Bookstore: A limited number of titles are available for immediate purchase at the Bookstore and include Acrobat Pro, Creative Suite Design Premium, and Photoshop. Please contact the Bookstore directly for pricing at (205) 996-2665 or check the website. Only purchases for home/personal use on non-UAB owned systems should be made at the Bookstore.

2. CDW-G: A larger selection of titles is available for online purchase through CDW-G (via the Kivuto webstore). All purchases include media. Purchases are made directly with CDW-G and ship directly to the user. A valid UAB.edu email address is required to purchase through CDW-G. Only purchases for home/personal use on non-UAB owned systems should be made from the CDW-G link below.

  • http://uab.onthehub.com
  • Login using your BlazerID and PW.
  • Once at the website select the Student tab
  • Products other than Adobe may be available from the CDW-G site, however, only the Adobe products are discounted through a UAB agreement. Other products are strictly offered at CDW-G's normal pricing.

Faculty and staff may order Adobe's Creative Cloud subscription (or just the Acrobat Pro subscription) for home/personal use through the Kivuto webstore.  Pricing for home-use is the same as that provided to UAB faculty and staff for installation on UAB systems. 

 

January 01, 2012

Software Licenses

Click here for details on available software 

 

UAB makes software available to faculty, staff and students under a variety of licenses. These are:

  1. Site Licenses - In certain cases, UAB has negotiated with a software manufacturer pricing that will provide access to a software program to all faculty, staff and students on campus. UAB has paid for these software licenses and only needs to ensure that the users downloading the software are actually members of the UAB community.

    Software covered under site license is available free for download or for purchase with a nominal media fee.

    Examples: Microsoft Office (see Microsoft Campus Agreement), SAS, SPSS, EndNote (for campus)

  2. Volume Discount Licenses - Other software titles are covered under a Volume Discount license. UAB was able to negotiate a reduced price for a bulk quantity of licenses. Most of these titles are free for use by the UAB Community - the only difference is that the University must keep track and count the number of copies of the software being used, in order to comply with the license agreement.

    Software covered under volume discount license is usually free for download or for purchase with a nominal media fee.

    Example: Microsoft Visio, Adobe 

  3. Freeware - These software titles are free to use under the license provided with the software, and UAB did not have to negotiate any pricing to obtain the titles.

    Example: TN3270 Emulator Software for Mac
January 01, 2012

Gartner Research

Gartner Research

Provided as a service to the UAB Community through UAB IT, Gartner delivers technology-related insight and information to chief information officers and senior IT executives around the world. Through UAB's agreement with Gartner much of that insight and information is now available to all current UAB faculty, staff, and students.

 LOGON TO GARTNER

 

Once logged on you can browse the site or search for specific research information. You can also set up alerts to automatically notify you when new information is added related to a topic of interest. Searching, browsing, and alerts are all free to use. Gartner also creates your profile using the Blazer login information. Profiles can easily be customized within the Gartner service. A link called "Your Profile" is at the top of every Gartner page.

The "Ask an Analyst" feature shown on the web site is not included free to Reference Users. Use of that feature is available only to certain Advisor Users and may result in additional costs to the University. Ask an Analyst provides one-to-one live contact for requesting additional research.

The Quickstart Guide provides more detail on how to search, browse, and set up alerts.  The Registration section is not appropriate to UAB as you logon as indicated above through BlazerNet...do not follow the Registration instructions in the Quickstart Guide.

Preparing Your Computer for Use at UAB

Incoming students are required to verify that their computers are up-to-date with the latest patches and antivirus software. This step must be completed prior to connecting to the UAB network using a wired Ethernet (in residence halls only) or wireless (Wi-Fi) connection. Please follow these steps to prepare your computer. When you have prepared your computer, click the link in Step 5 to verify that you have the correct settings.

Step 1.Ensure that your computer is running a valid, licensed operating system. For students, UAB supports PCs with Windows XP with Service Pack 3, Windows Vista with Service Pack 2, Windows 7 with Service pack 1, and Windows 8.   UAB also supports Macs with OS X 10.6 or later.

(Note:Microsoft and UAB will stop supporting XP on April 8th, 2014.  Students can download Windows 7 and Windows 8 for free on the software website, www.uab.edu/it/students then click on Microsoft Agreements and Products for more information

Step 2. Check for updates that are available for your operating system. Windows operating systems can be updated by clicking on Start, clicking on All Programs, and then click Windows Update.

Student Computer Step 2 1     Student Computer Step 2 2

Mac OS X operating systems can be updated by clicking on the Apple icon in the Menu ribbon and choosing Software Update.

Student Computer Step 2 mac


Step 3. Ensure that one of the antivirus applications in the list below is installed. Microsoft Security Essentials and Microsoft Forefront are free of charge to students and can be downloaded at the links provided. Contact the AskIT Help Desk at 205-966-5555 for assistance with antivirus issues.

For Windows Operating Systems:

·Microsoft Security Essentials (available to students at no cost)

· Norton (Symantec)

· McAfee

·AVGKaspersky

·   Microsoft Forefront (available to students at no cost)





For Mac Operating Systems:

·Sophos (available to all students at no additional cost)

· Avast

· ClamAV

· McAfee

· Norton

· Intego

When you select and install your antivirus software, be sure to enable the Auto-update feature so the application will automatically download the latest antivirus definitions at regularly scheduled intervals.

Step 4. Secunia PSI is a security tool designed to detect out-of-date programs and plug-ins which expose your computer to attacks. This tool regularly scans your computer to determine if installed programs need to be patched or are no longer in service. Click here for Secunia PSI

Step 5. Click the link below to perform the final verification. This final step will either indicate a successful completion or indicate where further changes must be made.

http://bradford-nas-vip.dpo.uab.edu/authentication/remote.html

Step 6. For complete setup instructions to UAB Wifi-NAC click here Setting up Wifi-Nac for Network Access

Step 7. Blackboard (UAB Online Learning System) http://www.uab.edu/bblearn/student-support

For students who will be using Blackboard, visit the Blackboard Student Support page and follow the directions to ensure that your computer is configured properly. Several tutorials are provided to familiarize you with the Blackboard system.

Step 8. For assistance with the information above or any technical issue, contact AskIT or send an email to askit@uab.edu This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Recommended System Specs for Student Computers

2014-2015 UAB IT Recommendations

 

Apple Macintosh:  Laptop & Desktop systems

 

Minimum/Recommended

 

CPU

Intel I5 processor or higher

 

RAM (memory)

4GB or higher

 

Hard Disk

160 GB or higher (or SSD)

 

Operating System

Mac OS X 10.8 or higher

 

Networking

802.11g/n wireless or ethernet

 

 Microsoft Windows PC:  Laptop

 

 

Minimum/Recommended

 

CPU

 

Intel I5 processor (or higher)

 

RAM (memory)

 

4 GB (or higher)

 

Hard Disk

 

160 GB (or higher) or SSD

 

Operating System

 

Windows 7 (or higher)

 

Networking

 

802.11g/m wireless or Ethernet