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Faculty & Staff Software

South Dakota State University provides Microsoft Office to every student, staff and faculty member, free of charge. Office 365 includes the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and more. As long as you're a current student or employed at SDSU, you'll be able to use this software for free. You can install Office365 on up to five compatible computers, plus five mobile devices.

Zoom is a cloud-based service that provides simple online meetings, content sharing, and video conferencing capability. You do not need a zoom account to attend a zoom meeting; only the host has to have an account to enable the scheduling of meetings. All active faculty, staff and students at SDSU are entitled to a zoom account.

Hardware Requirements

  • Internet connection - wired or wireless
  • Webcam - built-in camera or USB camera
  • Speakers/Microphones - built-in or external USB and Bluetooth
  • Phone

Software Requirements

  • macOS 10.6.8 or later
  • Windows 7 or later
  • iOS or Android

Logging In

  • In the sign-in window, select the option for "Sign In with SSO."
  • If it asks for your company domain, enter "sdstate." If it asks for you to sign in by email, enter full sdstate email address.
  • It will then direct you to the single sign-on page.
  • Select "Launch Zoom."

Box Drive is the incredibly simple way to stream all of your files (even terabytes of data) right to your desktop. Open your Windows Explorer or Mac Finder to find every file you need. Edit like you would any local file and save it — automatically — to the cloud. And keep the enterprise-grade security protecting everything you do.

Features and Benefits

All your files, without all the hard-drive woes - With all your content streamed directly to your desktop; it’s fast and easy to access all your files in seconds — without using practically any hard drive space.

Fits the way you already work - Box Drive is natively integrated into Windows Explorer and Mac Finder, making it easy to use — and built right into the way you already work.

Easily share your workspace - Right-click any folder to share instantly or open on and invite your team to view, edit, and upload files, turning folders into shared, collaborative workspaces.

Never lose a file again - A stolen laptop or hard drive crash doesn’t have to mean lost files. Safely store your work documents and projects in Box Drive.

Download for Windows 64-bit

Download for Windows 32-bit

Download for Mac

Visit the list of the operating systems supported.

For more information on Box, visit our Faculty & Staff Web Services page.

All students, staff, and faculty at SDSU may download and install EndNote on their work and personal computers. This program is licensed only for current SDSU students, staff, and employees.

For installation instructions, check out the Briggs Library EndNote: Getting Started page.

Your department can purchase other software through the Software Request Form on InsideState. Software included on the form is:

SAS (Windows only) R

If there is a software that your department needs that is not on this form, please fill out the Supplemental Software or Service Request Form.

  • Matlab
  • Microsoft Visio
  • SPSS
  • ImageNow
  • ArcGIS Pro & Desktop (Windows only)
  • Microsoft Project
  • Banner
  • EndNote
  • JMP & JMP Pro

If you need any assistance with installing these or any other programs, please contact the Support Desk. If you are bringing your device to the Support Desk, please make sure to fill out our IT Service Check-in Form.