Ordering software for computer labs

Last changed: 11 April 2022

The use of computers in student computer labs is often an integrated part of many courses. What needs they have regarding computers and software is part of the planning for the course.

Make a plan for the software ordering

Routines for software ordering means that you should integrate it with the rest of the course planning and improve the quality of software installations. Therefore we wish that all software that should be present in the computer labs during the semester is ordered in connection with the rest of the course and room planning.

Important dates

  • May 15th:  Deadline for orders för Fall periods 1 & 2. 
  • November 15th: Deadline för orders för Spring periods 3 & 4.

New computers raise new demands

All computers in the student computer labs use the 64-bit version of Windows 10. To be able to install a software in a Windows network environment the software must meet these demands:

  • It must be compatible with Windows 10 (ver. 21H2) , 64 bit.
  • It must be compatible with a Windows network environment where students work at different computers from time to time.
  • It may not require that the user has administrative rights for the computer.

This means that the software which is going to be used in the student computer environment may not be to old. If you suspect that your software does not fulfil the above demands, please contact us in good time so we can determine if installation is possible. All possible extra costs which may appear for special adjustments for the software will be charged your department.

What is already installed inte computer labs?

Check first that the program that you intended to order is not already installed in the lab that you want it.  Here is a link to a list of installed programs om the student computer:

Software in the computer labs

How to order

If your program is not already installed, place your order via the web-form

Request Software for the public computer labs  

The following information is needed for the order:

  • Name and version number of the software. (Note! Only official releases, no beta or trial versions.)
  • The name of the course in which the software will be used.
  • The name of the teacher who will be using the software (if it is not you).
  • Where can we find installation media?
  • Where can we find an installation manual?
  • Information about the program license (e.g type of license, number of licenses, expiry date)
    Note! The purchaser is always responsible for the ordering of licenses and license costs if SLU does not already have a site license or similiar type of licens.
  • Who shall we contact if we have any technical questions about the software?
  • In which computer labs shall we install the software?
  • Under which period do you wish the students to be able to use the software (from... until).