Software Resources

Resources for your Technology classes -- some are free; others are at a discount!

Student Software Resources

Students in the following classes will need access to the software listed below:

Classes Student Software


OnTheHub DISCOUNTED Software

Students who visit OnTheHub's website will NOT be able to receive free software. The site does have software that can be purchased at a discount; however, students are not required to purchase the software. You can find the FREE software in the table above with links that take you to the section within this page.

If you would like access to the discounted software from OnTheHub, please get in touch with

Office 365

Microsoft Office is available FREE to students and instructors by going to Get Office 365 and entering your Davenport email address. If you do not have Office 2019 or 365, it is best and easiest to create this account before you try to create the Azure DevTools for Teaching account for other Microsoft software.

You can find instructions for accessing Office 365 here: Office 365 Instructions.

Students must be enrolled in at least one of the following areas to be eligible:
  • BITS
  • CIOP
  • CISP
  • CSCI
  • GPMT
  • IAAS
  • NETW
  • TECH
  • TMGT

Microsoft Azure DevTools for Teaching

Davenport University’s College of Technology provides its students and instructors with access to FREE downloads through our membership with Microsoft's Azure DevTools for Teaching site. Azure DevTools includes operating system software, MS Access, MS Project, MS Visio, server operating systems, and others. This software is a complete copy with no limitations.

You can find instructions for Azure DevTools at the link here: Azure DevTools for Teaching Instructions.

Access is available for one year for both students and instructors. The Azure DevTools offer does not include Word, PowerPoint, or Excel. For those software programs, see the Office 365 section above.

It is best to have an Office 365 account set up before trying to set up your Azure DevTools for Teaching account.

  • Instructors will also be given access information three days before the course start date. If access is needed earlier than that timeframe, new instructors must request that access through their ADC.
  • Students must register and create their passwords. The username will always be the DU student email address. If an e-mail is not received, please check your SPAM folder before contacting
  • If there are any questions, you may email customer support at:

Virtual Labs

If you are a Davenport student taking a course from the College of Technology, you can access PCs in a Virtual Lab setting. As a student, you will need to download the student VPN to access the PCs in the Virtual Labs and set up Dual Factor Authentication.

MFA Enrollment
Student VPN Access
Connecting to Virtual Labs (Windows, MacOS, & ChromeOS)

You can download the student VPN app from this link:

You can access the Virtual Labs dashboard from the links below.

  • DU Virtual Labs: access to the Gaming Lab, Computer Science Lab, Adobe Lab, Linux lab, Cisco and Microsoft Labs, and general PC labs

Apple/Mac Users

Apple computers are no longer supported by Davenport University. If you are in need of a Windows computer to complete your assignments, please use one of our Virtual Labs.

For BITS Students:

The Mac's version of Excel is missing key features that are required to complete BITS211. If you do not have access to a Windows computer, then use the DU Virtual Labs

For GPMT Students:

Students using a Mac will need to use DU's Virtual Labs to access MS Project for their classes.

VMWare (Virtual Machines)

For IAAS/NETW/TECH Students:

Your Instructor should know whether you need VMWare Player or VMWare Workstation Pro for class.

  • Player: Best used when you only need one virtual machine for class. VMware Workstation Player Instructions
  • Workstation: Best used for classes requiring advanced network configurations and possibly multiple networked virtual machine running simultaneously.
    • To obtain a VMWare Workstation Pro license, your instructor will need to submit a request to with an attached spreadsheet listing everyone who needs a license( emailaddress,firstname,lastname).

JourneyEd Discount Licensing

Davenport University has an agreement with JourneyEd which provides educational pricing for software, some hardware, and accessories for both students and instructors. For access to this website, please visit:

Amazon AWS Educate Program

DU is enrolled as an institution in the Amazon AWS Educate program. This means there are Amazon AWS Educate credits available for Davenport students and instructors.

Instructors receive a $200 credit annually, and students receive a $100 credit annually. Those credits can be used on many other cloud services available at:

Terms and conditions may be found at:

The signup process for students is easy:

  1. Sign up for an AWS account if you don't already have one (go here: and click the 'sign up' button in the upper-right corner). This step will require you to enter a credit card for any additional charges not covered by the free tier or the AWS Educate grant.
  2. Enroll in the AWS Educate program here: uses our primary location for the city: Grand Rapids)
  3. Once you have finished the enrollment step, you should receive approval shortly, and in that email, you will find your promo code for the AWS Educate credit - enter that code into your AWS account following the instructions in the email.

Instructors will need to follow the website instructions labeled “Educators.”