Getting Software

Software for Your Computer

students looking for software required in systems analysis (inls 382 or inls 582): 

Please see SILS Imagine instructions

SILS Microsoft Image (formerly DreamSpark):

SILS has signed up with Microsoft Imagine to provide Microsoft software to SILS students at no cost. To be eligible, you must be enrolled in at least one class at SILS. SILS degree students are automatically enrolled and receive a welcome email at the beginning of the academic year.  Non-degree students enrolled in a SILS course must contact the SILS Help Desk for Microsoft Imagine access.

The Imagine site offers the following software for students (note that Microsoft Office Standard is not included, but is available through UNC-CH, see below for details.):

  • Visio Professional 2016/2013
  • Project Professional 2016/2013
  • Access 2016/2013
  • OneNote 2016/2013
  • Windows 7/8/10
  • ...and other MS applications
How to access DreamSpark/Kivuto software

The Microsoft Imagine site uses a simple shopping-cart checkout system.  You will need to be a SILS student and have a valid UNC email address to access the site. Instructions on how to access, download, and install your software through Imagine can be found at our Imagine instructions page.


ITS Virtual Lab

The ITS Virtual Lab provides dozens of applications via a web browser. See the Virtual Lab list of applications for further details.


Available from UNC-CH:

Microsoft Office 2016 and 2013 for Windows, and Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac are available for free to UNC students.  For download and installation options please visit:

UNC shareware offers a number of software packages for free to anyone who has an Onyen. Software includes:

  • Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials & ClamXav for Mac OSX
  • Browsers: Firefox
  • File transfer: SSH/SFTP for Windows, Fetch for Mac
  • File archives: WinZip for Windows, StuffIt for Mac
  • Printing: Client software for campus-wide printing
  • VPN: Cisco VPN client
  • ...and other applications and utilities. 


Software on the SILS Lab Computers: 

Lab Software