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Site License Program

Site Licensing

Site Licensing allows Old Dominion University faculty & staff to purchase multiple licenses for a piece of software at bulk discounted prices. Rather than purchasing multiple physical packages of the same piece of software, site licenses give organizations the ability to install on multiple machines with a single package. This saves both money and time for the purchaser.

Software available through the site license program can be purchased by departments and installed on University-owned machines. Some titles are also available at a discounted rate for use on personal computers. View pricing here.

Overview

ODU has the following software that can be requested using the Software Site License Form:

These titles are available directly from the software developer, using the instructions found on the following pages:

Available To:

  • Faculty and Staff (for home or office use, depending on the software)
  • Students (certain software only)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the process to obtain a copy/license or get pricing information?

Mathematica information is here, and Matlab information is here. For all other titles, fill out and submit one of these forms.

How long does the purchase take to process?

It takes 24 to 48 hours to process a site license request. This does not include weekends.

Will I receive a receipt?

For SPSS Home Use, you will get a receipt from Kivuto; for SAS Home Use, you will get a receipt from the Card Center. All other confirmations will be made through ITS Help Online.

Who provides support for Site Licensed Software?

For installation or technical issues, please contact your Technical Support Provider (TSP).

Who is the assigned Technical Support Provider (TSP) for my department so that I can ask him/her to install software?

Once approved and processed, a ServiceNow ticket will be created and the ticket will be assigned to your designated Technical Support Provider (TSP).

Can I purchase software through Old Dominion University Site License Program and install the software on my personal computer?

Typically, Site License software can only be installed on an Old Dominion University owned computer; however, some software has home-use rights (such as Microsoft Office, SAS and SPSS). Please consult with your Techinical Support Provider (TSP) for more information.

What is the difference between Product Use Rights (PURs) and End User License Agreements (EULAs)?

The End User License Agreement (EULA) is associated with retail and OEM software. The Product Use Rights (PUR) document is associated with Volume Licensing. The OEM use rights are between the customer and the OEM. The retail and Volume Licensing use rights are between the customer and Microsoft, Adobe, etc.... Volume Licensing customers are provided additional benefits, such as re-imaging and downgrade rights, that may not be available in other software channels.

Why can't I buy the Student/Teacher Edition for use on ODU owned computers?

Currently the University has an open volume licensing contract with software distributors. Student/Teacher editions of software are for use on computers that are personally owned by students, faculty or staff.

How do I know if I am eligible for Site License Purchase?

You are eligible to purchase through the Site License Program if:

  1. You are purchasing on behalf of your department.
  2. The software will be used on an ODU owned machine including notebooks issued to you by the University.
  3. You agree to abide by the site license use policy.
Do we have the Microsoft Office Home Use Program? Is it free?

We have two options for employees who want to use Microsoft Office on their personal computers:

Office 365 - FREE to all faculty, staff and students

With Office 365, you can download the latest version of Microsoft Office on up to five computers -- Mac or Windows -- at no cost. You can use this software for as long as you are part of the university. Once you leave, you will have the option of renewing the Office 365 subscription at your own expense. Find more information here.

Microsoft Office Home Use Program

Faculty and staff can also purchase Microsoft Office for Home Use for $9.95. To purchase Office through the Microsoft Office Home Use Program, please read the terms and conditions below:

The University's license agreement with Microsoft provides an option for the use of the Office Suite (Windows and Mac) on a faculty or staff member's personally owned computer. One downloadable copy of the software may be purchased by the employee if the following requirements are met:

  • The Budget Unit Director certifies that the software is required by the employee to conduct official University business while at home.
  • The software is currently installed on a University owned desktop and/or notebook computer used by the employee on the campus.
  • The desktop/notebook computer is not shared with another University employee.
  • The employee's position is not classified as a Non-Exempt position by Human Resources.

The use of the software by the employee is governed by the following terms and conditions:

  • The software may only be installed on one personally owned computer.
  • The software may be used only to conduct official business on behalf of the University.
  • The software must be immediately uninstalled from the home computer when one of the following events occur: The employee's employment at the University is terminated or The University's agreement with Microsoft is terminated.

The software product may be acquired by filling out and submitting this form.