Information about computer software.

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BitLocker Disk Encryption

BitLocker is Microsoft's disk encryption tool that is designed to safely protect all the data stored on a hard drive. When the entire hard disk is encrypted, everything on that disk is protected if the computer is lost or stolen.

Chico provides BitLocker file encryption for managed university computers. Contact your desktop IT staff or IT Support Services (ITSS) to enable this important service.

Application Catalog

The Application Catalog is the user’s gateway to the available applications that they can install. Users can install or request applications by using the web-based Application Catalog.

Multifactor Authentication (Duo)

Multifactor Authentication with Duo adds a second layer of security to your online accounts. Verifying your identity using a second factor (like your phone or other mobile device) prevents anyone but you from logging in, even if they know your password.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud is a group of applications used for design, productivity, and development. Adobe CC is available on Windows and Mac desktops, as well as some mobile devices.

All Chico State Faculty, Staff, and Students have been given access to Adobe for Higher Education (formerly Adobe Spark). Adobe for Higher Education is a program that lets users create a variety of visual content, including animations, posters, and social media posts.

To get access to the full Creative Cloud suite, you can submit a request to IT Support Services.


Articles to assist with the installation of campus licensed VMWare

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Pinned Article Campus Software Licensing & Purchasing Agreements

List of campus provided software for Staff, Faculty, and Students for both campus and personal devices.

Pinned Article Microsoft 365 for Students

Guide for students to acquire Microsoft 365 apps, which includes programs like Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

Accessing PowerBI (free) via the Web

A free version of PowerBI is offered to all students and can be requested by Staff or Faculty.

ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro is available for all GEOP Students to download via campus licensing.

ChemDoodle on Personal Devices

This article will assist you with installing ChemDoodle on your personal Windows or Mac computer.

How to Clear Web Browser Cache and Cookies

This document details how to clear web browser cache and cookies on a PC and a MAC using Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari.

Installing SolidWorks on a Loaner Laptop

Instructions for students on installing SolidWorks on a Chico State loaner laptop

Kurzweil 3000

Kurzweil 3000 is an inclusive technology, text-to-speech, learning tool that supports the concept of Universal Design for Learning with a collection of powerful reading, writing, test-taking, and study skill tools that makes content accessible and efficient to all students, staff, and faculty.


Provides an introduction to students for MATLAB registration and installation.

Mendeley Cite

How-to guide for setting up Mendeley Cite on a campus-licensed version of Office 365

MestReNova on Personal Devices

Installing MestReNova on personal devices

Microsoft Project Virtual Access

A brief article explaining how to connect to a machine with Microsoft Projects through the Wildcat lab. This also includes how to save projects to the desktop.

Microsoft Software updates

Monthly Software Updates are Microsoft's monthly release of security fixes for the Windows operating system and other Microsoft software. It is also referred to as Patch Tuesday.

Migrating Files from OneNote

This article will show you how to migrate files from the to your Microsoft account. to Migrate Files

This article will walk through using to transfer files from the @temp account to the Chico State @csuchico Microsoft account. is a free web application and mobile application that converts live speaking into a written transcription. You can get real-time streaming transcripts and, within minutes, rich, searchable notes with text, audio, images, speaker ID, and key phrases.


SageMath is free, open-source math software that supports research and teaching in algebra, geometry, number theory, cryptography, numerical computation, and related areas. The overall goal of Sage is to create a viable, free, open-source alternative to Maple, Mathematica, Magma, and MATLAB.

TechSmith - Camtasia and Snagit Info and Installation

Information about Camtasia and Snagit, and how to install the applications on both Macs and PCs.

Updating Browser Bookmarks

Quick guide for deleting and updating browser bookmarks in a variety of browsers

WinSCP Configuration for YourWeb

This document details how to configure your FTP Account information for the YourWeb in WinSPC.