Faculty Assessment Software
*Any software or application that does not include a direct link, to an online resource, can be accessed through Software Center on university issued and lab computers.
iClicker Cloud alllows you to track attendance using GPS technology, ask target (heat map) questions, administer quizzes, and analyze student performance using a web browser. Students participate using mobile devices, laptops, and iClicker remotes.
Maple is a symbolic and numeric computing environment as well as a multi-paradigm programming language. It covers several areas of technical computing, such as symbolic mathematics, numerical analysis, data processing, visualization, and others.
Mathematica contains numerical computational abilities, as well as symbolic visual capabilities.
Minitab can perform a variety of data analysis and presentation functions, including statistical analyses and graphical presentation of data.
Respondus Lockdown Browser
LockDown Browser® is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within a learning management system. Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor are fully integrated into Brightspace.
Scantron is a multiple-choice test tool that offers specialized forms which are filled in by students during their exam and then fed through a specialized Scantron scanning machine to automatically score, analyze and print data.
Turnitin checks student submitted papers for plagiarism against a variety of sources including peer reviewed articles, Internet content, and previously submitted papers.
Faculty Conferencing Software
A Webex meeting is an online meeting that allows you to virtually meet with other people, without leaving your home or office. Webex meetings require a computer with Internet access. WebEx is available to all faculty and staff using their Purdue Career Accounts. WebEx can be accessed by visiting: https://purdue.webex.com/webappng/sites/purdue/dashboard?siteurl=purdue and signing into with your Purdue Career account and Boiler key.
Zoom provides cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and group messaging creating a complete conference room solution. Please use your pfw.edu email to set up your Zoom account. Zoom can be accessed by going to: https://purdue-edu.zoom.us/ and selecting the link next to "Fort Wayne Users". It will require your @pfw.edu email address and the password you used to set up your account. If you have not had your @pfw.edu Zoom account activated, please contact the Helpdesk at [email protected] or 260-481-6030.
Faculty Content Creation Software
Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe Creative Cloud provides apps and services for video, design, photography and web creations. Applications include Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Purdue Fort Wayne employees must use their Purdue Career account credentials and BoilerKey when accessing Adobe products on campus machines and university owned devices.
Camtasia is a simple, all-in-one video editing and screen recording software program. It is available for both Windows and MacOS. Camtasia studio is free for all full-time faculty and staff. It can be downloaded for personal computers by visiting the Purdue University Community Hub. You will use your Purdue Credentials (not PFW) to login.
Microsoft O365 includes many applications that can be used online through a web browser or as installed software on laptops, desktops and mobile devices. A few of the applications included in O365 include: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive and access to PFW email. These applications can be installed on up to 5 personally owned devices. However; Office products are readily available on university owned devices. Office365 can be accessed by going to go.pfw.edu and logging in with your Purdue Fort Wayne credentials.
Snagit lets you take screenshots, edit your images, and record lightweight screen recordings. It's perfect for giving feedback, creating clear documentation and training materials, and showing others exactly how to do something. SnagIt is free for all full-time faculty and staff. It can be downloaded for personal computers by visiting the Purdue University Community Hub. You will use your Purdue Credentials (not PFW) to login.
Faculty Misc Software
Cisco AnyConnect VPN
Cisco AnyConnect VPN is an application that allow students, faculty and staff to securely connect to campus resources while off campus. Discover how to install and configure Cisco Any Connect
ArcGIS is used for creating, viewing, and sharing maps in addition to compiling geographic data, analyzing mapped information, and managing geographic information in a database.
Brightspace- Learning Management
Brightspace Learning Environment, used at Purdue Fort Wayne, is an innovative learning management system for creating, hosting, and editing online learning resources. Many third-party tools (e.g., Pearson, GoReact) are integrated into Brightspace to support student learning. Brightspace can be accessed by going to https://purdue.brightspace.com/d2l/login and selecting the Purdue Fort Wayne link. Please visit the Brightspace resources page to learn the basics.
EndNote- Reference Management
EndNote is citation management software that allows users to create customized libraries of references, automatically create citations and bibliography matching the requirements of the selected journal or style manual, sync and share references, and more.
Purdue Fort Wayne Portal for accessing several resources such as: Banner for Grade, eMail, and local network drives. Access can be gained by going to go.pfw.edu.
MATLAB-Statistical and Math
MATLAB combines a desktop environment tuned for interactive analysis and design processes with a programming language that expresses matrix and array mathematics directly.
Microsoft Teams- Communication
Microsoft Teams is a collaboration space that includes threaded chats, video conferencing, file sharing and more. Microsoft Teams can be accessed by going to go.pfw.edu ,logging with your PFW credentials and selecting the Student Employee & Email link.
Qualtrics is an online survey software solution. All faculty and staff with a Purdue Career account can create a Qualtrics account through the University’s enterprise license. Qualtrics users can track participation, send invitations and reminders, display survey results graphically and statistically in real time, and export raw data in a variety of formats (to CSV, XML, HTML and SPSS, and popular statistical packages). Qualtrics can be accessed by going to: http://purdue.qualtrics.com/ and signing in with your Purdue Career account and Boilerkey.
The Solstice user app is installed on Windows, MacOS, Android, and iOS devices (such as laptops, tablets, and phones) that you want to use to connect and share media to the Solstice display. These user devices must be on the same network as the Solstice host in order to connect.
SPSS-Statistical and Math
SPSS Statistics is a comprehensive software package that includes data management, statistical analysis, and reporting capabilities.
Faculty Multimedia Software
Kaltura has four major components. Kaltura MediaSpace is the university’s media portal for you to upload, host, and share videos, images, and audios. Kaltura Capture is a desktop recorder for both Windows and Mac. Kaltura Integration is the fully integration of Kaltura with the university’s learning management system, Brightspace. Kaltura Classroom enables you to easily record a class session in most classrooms on campus. Kaltura can be accessed by going to https://www.pfw.edu/streaming-media and logging in with your PFW credentials.
Visual Studio is an Integrated Development Environment(IDE) developed by Microsoft to develop GUI(Graphical User Interface), console, Web applications, web apps, mobile apps, cloud, and web services, etc. With the help of this IDE, you can create managed code as well as native code.